Privacy Policy

At ILH Internationales Landkartenhaus, GeoCenter TMS GmbH ("Company" or "we"), we recognise the need to protect the privacy of the personal information we collect or you provide to us when you access and use our website (www.ilh-geocenter.de).

Therefore, we have adopted this privacy policy, which shows the types of information that will be collected, the purpose and use of collected information, and your rights with regard to the collected information. By accessing the Website, you are consenting to the collection and the use of your information by Company, but only to the extent described herein. Should you wish to revoke your consent, you may do so in accordance with the provisions of Section 4 below.

1. Protection of Your Information
We are accountable for the information in our custody. Therefore, when we collect or use your information, we will utilize commercially reasonable safeguards to ensure its protection. It should be noted that no security procedure is currently 100% effective. Should any breach of your Personal Information occur, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible, as required by applicable law.

2. Type and Purpose of Collection
We collect information at various points in the Website to facilitate its use by our customers. Specifically, two types of information are collected:

(i) Non-Personal Information:
Upon accessing the Website, certain non-personal information will be automatically collected without your knowledge or consent, such as your IP address and the referring website (“Non-Personal Information”). We use Non-Personal Information to examine our traffic and to view how our customers use the Website. This type of information will not allow you to be personally identified. For example, we use “cookies”, which contains only certain statistical information. You can instruct your computer to inform you whenever a cookie is being sent, or you can disallow cookies through your web browser.

(ii) Identifying Personal Information:
To utilize some portions of the Website or some of the services provided therein, you may be required to first provide personal information that will allow you to be identified (“Personal Information”). This type of information will not be collected without your consent. The purposes of the collection of Personal Information are the following:
  • to process your request via our contact form
  • to update you on changes to our service or products
  • to inform you about new offers

    We expressly acknowledge that we will not use your Personal Information for any other purposes without your consent. Further, we will only collect Personal Information to the extent necessary for the abovementioned purposes.

    3. Right to Examine Information
    You have the right to examine any of your Personal Information that we collect. Should you wish to examine such information, please send us a written request to datenschutz@geocenter.de

    4. Withdrawal of Consent
    You may withdraw your consent to the collection of Personal Information at any time by sending a written request to ilhinfo@ilh-stuttgart.de. Upon receiving notice that you have revoked your consent, we will stop using your Personal Information. Please note that we will send you an email confirmation upon receipt of your request. Therefore, if you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us again with your request.

    5. Newsletter
    Our newsletter informs our customers about newly achieved titles of publishers around the globe. We use MailChimp as our platform for sending newsletters. Your data (name & e-mail address) will be stored on servers in a third country (USA) for the purpose of sending newsletters. The transmission of your data is protected by the Privacy Shield. This is an agreement between the EU and the US on the adequacy of the level of data protection for those companies that meet the requirements of Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome). We have made a contract with MailChimp for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of EU data protection authorithies.
    Recipients can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer section of our newsletter.

    6. External Links
    The Website contains links and references to other websites. We are not responsible for the collection, use and disclosure of information, or the privacy practices of such websites.

    7. Applicant Data Protection
    As a small company with no foreseeable application procedures initiated by us, we ask you to refrain from submitting applications. We assure you that in the event of unsolicited applications we will in no way electronically store or process the documents or the data resulting therefrom. They will immediatly be destroyed. Until destruction, the documents are kept under lock and key, whereby only the personnel management (Anja-Alexandra Pfister) and the managing director (Dr. Klaus Höhne) have access.
    Note: If announcements for individual positions become necessary in the future, the obligations of Art. 12 ff of the GDPR apply to us and will be specified in detail and in a generally understandable manner in the respective vacancy and again at the latest at the beginning of the data collection of possible applicants.

    8. SSL
    This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as a site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
    If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

    9. Google Analytics
    This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

    IP Anonymization
    We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be cut by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

    Browser Plugin
    You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing of this data by Google by download and install the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

    More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

    Note: Since 9.1.2016, disputes between consumers and merchants in connection with online purchase contracts or online service contracts via an online platform are to be settled. This platform was established by the European Union. It can be reached at: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/ We are not obliged to participate in arbitration proceedings and do not offer to participate in such proceedings.
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