Introduction & definitions
The services of birgitberg.com are to be understood as all current and future electronic, or digital services offered by birgitberg.com, such as its (mobile) website www.birgitberg.com, digital news facilities (such as newsletters) and archives, which are used by natural persons or legal entities or to which natural persons or legal entities subscribe (hereinafter: “Services”).
Relations (hereinafter “Relations”) are to be understood as (i) all natural persons and organisations that purchase or have purchased paid and unpaid services from birgitberg.com in the past and (ii) all natural persons and organisations that have been in contact with birgitberg.com via one of the contact channels (telephone, email, letter mail, website, account manager) and thereby shared data with birgitberg.com.
Types of cookies and purposes
Cookies that are necessary for the services of birgitberg.com to function. Birgitberg.com uses these cookies, for example, to enable logging in to the website or to remember page settings.
Analytical cookies (anonymised)
Cookies that analyse the use of birgitberg.com websites so that birgitberg.com can improve the quality and/or effectiveness of its website. Birgitberg.com uses these anonymised cookies, among other things, to see how often and how long (pages of) its website are visited, from which website(s) users come from and in what order users visit the various pages of its website.
To receive the information about the use of the website, birgitberg.com uses the services of Google Analytics from Google Inc (“Google”). Birgitberg.com always anonymises data from analytical cookies before sharing it with Google Analytics. However, we do pass on the IP address to Google Analytics, see Tracking Cookies.
With your consent, birgitberg.com and third parties collect information about the use of the birgitberg.com website and users’ interests via cookies. Cookies are explicitly not used to tailor advertisements to users’ interests. Birgitberg.com uses tracking cookies only with users’ consent among other things to track personalised statistics via Google Analytics. We do not store IP addresses within Google Analytics anonymously, which means we have a good indication of the location (down to place name) of our visitors.
Social Media Cookies
Personalised social media cookies may be placed on the birgitberg.com website by Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube with your consent. Social media cookies allow users of the services to directly share the content of the birgitberg.com website with others via social media. Birgitberg.com has no influence on this and refers for more information to the statements these social media parties make on their own websites about this: Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
We use embedding from YouTube. This party also records information on viewing behaviour when these videos are viewed via our website. We do not embed these in privacy mode.
The data (including personal data) that birgitberg.com processes can be divided into three categories:
- Data provided by relations to provide the service subscribed to; such as name, address and place of residence, email address, telephone number, bank account number. Processing of this data is necessary to provide the subscribed services.
- Data resulting from the occasional contact relations have with one of our contact channels (phone, email, letter mail, website, account manager, etc..); such as notes of conversations, customer queries, complaints and participation in surveys. This contact can be initiated by relations as well as by birgitberg.com itself.
Data storage & security
The data collected will be stored in various source systems of birgitberg.com; the website database or the third parties mentioned. The data will not be used in any way for the purpose of lending, renting, selling or otherwise disclosing the data.
Engagement of third parties
Birgitberg.com may use the services of third parties for the provision and operation of its services, for example to perform website-related services. These third parties may have access to your personal data. Birgitberg.com will require these third parties not to disclose your personal data except to the extent necessary for the performance of the services.
Transfer to other countries
Countries outside the European Union (hereinafter “EU”) do not always provide the same protection for your data as countries within the EU. However, it may sometimes be necessary for birgitberg.com to transfer your data to those countries, for example because the (servers of the) companies that support it or are engaged by it in the performance of its services are located there. Birgitberg.com is entitled to transfer your personal data – in order to perform the services – to countries outside the EU.
Inspection & correction
It is possible to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating ‘privacy’. At your request, birgitberg.com will correct and/or supplement your personal data if they are incorrect and/or incomplete. Also, at your request, birgitberg.com will delete your personal data (or have it deleted), if your personal data prove to be irrelevant for the purpose of processing, unless and insofar as the law obliges us to retain the personal data in question or there are (other) compelling reasons against deletion.
Last updated: October 15th 2023