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Privacy Policy

1. Subject of this privacy policy

The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is a major and very important concern for us. In the following, we would therefore like to inform you in detail about the data we collect and how it is processed or used by us in the following, as well as about the accompanying protective measures we have also taken in technical and organizational terms.

2. Responsible entity/service provider

The responsible party according to Art. 4 EU DSGVO and at the same time service provider in the sense of the Telemedia Act (TMG) is the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects, Danneckerstr. 54, 70182 Stuttgart, telephone: 0711 / 2196-0, fax: 0711 / 2196-101, e-mail: info@akbw.de, hereinafter also referred to as the Chamber.

The responsible party is represented by the President Dipl. Ing. Markus Müller, at the same time responsible according to § 55 of the Broadcasting State Treaty.

The office of the Data Protection Officer is held by RA Ulrich Emmert, esb Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB, Schockenriedstr. 8A, 70565 Stuttgart, Tel. 0711 / 469058-0, Fax 0711 / 469058-99, E-Mail: datenschutz@kanzlei.de

3. Collection and use of your data

All personal data that we collect from you will only be collected, processed and used for the specified purpose. In doing so, we ensure that this is only done within the framework of the applicable legal provisions or otherwise only with your consent.According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU DSGVO), you have a right to free information about your stored data at any time and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. In accordance with Art. 21 EU DSGVO, you may object to the processing of your data in the cases specified therein. Please contact datenschutz@akbw.de or send us your request by mail.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection, including the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Home address: Königstraße 10 a, 70173 Stuttgart
Post address: Postfach 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart
Telephone: 0711 / 615541-0; Fax: 0711 /615541-15
E-mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

The extent and type of collection and use of your data differs depending on whether you visit our website merely to retrieve information or make use of services offered by us:

a) Internet usage

For the purely informational use of our website, it is generally not necessary that you provide personal data.Rather, in this case, we collect and use only those of your data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as:- date and time of access to one of our Internet pages- your browser type- the browser settings- the operating system used- the page you last visited- the amount of data transferred and the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.) as well as- your IP address.

We collect and use this data during an informational visit exclusively in non-personal form. This is done to enable the use of the Internet pages you have accessed, for statistical purposes and to improve our Internet offering. The IP address is not used for personal analysis. This data is not merged with other data sources. The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. F EU DSGVO.

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after two weeks at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object.

b) Use of offers or data usage for the fulfillment of the chamber's tasks

Insofar as you wish to make use of services offered by us or tasks of the Chamber are provided for by law, it may be necessary for you to provide further data for this purpose. This is the data that is required for the respective processing in accordance with Art. 6 I b) EU DSGVO, otherwise we cannot provide the requested service. This may include: Collection of chamber fees, organization of seminars, advice on construction projects, participation in competitions, fee advice, advice on awarding contracts, specialist lists, training certificates, announcement and electoral lists of chamber and committee elections, arbitration proceedings, professional court proceedings, etc.

If necessary, you can provide further information on a voluntary basis; we have marked this information as optional.

Some of the services are also provided in the login area of the Chamber's homepage.

Your data will be collected or used for the purpose of providing the service requested by you or necessary for the legally mandated fulfillment of the Chamber's tasks.

For the aforementioned purpose, your data may be passed on to service providers who support us and whom we have, of course, carefully selected and obliged to comply with data protection law. In particular, these may be technical service providers or dispatch service providers (lettershop, dispatch Deutsches Architektenblatt, etc.).

Otherwise, your data will only be passed on to other third parties if this is permitted by law or we have received your explicit consent to do so.

In addition, we publish or provide information on the data of the list of architects of members of the Chamber of Architects based on the provision of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c EU DSGVO in conjunction with § 3 ArchG BW:
Field of specialization, type of activity, date of registration, membership number, surname, first name, date of birth, academic degrees as well as the addresses of the main residence and the branch office With the consent of the architect or urban planner:
Property as an expert or other qualification characteristics

4. Consent under data protection law

Beyond the processing of the services requested by you, we would like to offer you - of course only if you explicitly consent to this in a separate place - an Internet presence geared to your interests, as well as to send you occasional news and information about the Chamber or our range of seminars and services by post or e-mail (in the form of our information letters or our newsletter) that are of interest to you on the basis of your data, and to use your data for the necessary evaluation and for market research purposes. For this purpose, it is technically necessary for us to compile your data in user profiles and evaluate them for the aforementioned purposes. This is only done internally and only for the aforementioned purposes.

We may also require your consent for the publication of photographic material that is subject to your copyright or in which you are depicted, as well as for the publication of new members or anniversaries in the German Architects' Gazette or in electronic publications of the Chamber.

You can give your consent separately in connection with the respective data collection. You can subsequently revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

Consent with regard to cookies is governed by No. 6 of this declaration below.

5. Cookies usage

We use the technology of cookies for our Internet presence. Cookies are small text files that are sent from our web server to your browser when you visit our website and are stored on your computer for later retrieval. Necessary cookies (session cookies) have the purpose of technically simplifying and enabling the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. If you do not accept these necessary cookies, you will not be able to use our pages.

Statistics cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content, as well as recognizing visitors. Through the statistics cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer. The information generated by cookies about the use of this website (including the IP address of users) may also be transmitted to and stored by third party servers such as Google Inc. in the European Union and the USA. (see No. 8 for more information). The transferred data cannot be merged with other data stored by you.

Whether cookies can be set and retrieved, you can determine yourself through the settings in your browser. You can, for example, completely deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, restrict it to certain web pages or configure your browser so that it automatically informs you as soon as a cookie is to be set and asks you for feedback on this. For the full functionality of our website, however, it is necessary for technical reasons to allow the aforementioned session cookies. You can also delete existing cookies in the browser at any time.

You can check and change your cookie setting for the use of our website at any time.

When using a login area on the homepage, the account name as well as the correctness of the password entry is logged and a session cookie is transmitted to the user, which is deleted upon logout or expiration of the maximum session lifetime (within a few hours).

We do not offer the option of logging in to us via a third-party service provider.

In accordance with Art. 13 of the EU Data Protection Regulation, we obtain your consent in advance for the use of cookies in accordance with Art. 6 I a EU DSGVO.

6. Right of withdrawal and objection

In accordance with Art. 21 EU DSGVO, you may object to the processing of your data in the cases specified therein; this applies in particular in cases of processing based on Art. 6 I e or Art. 6 I f or in the form of direct advertising or profiling We would like to point out that you may revoke any consent granted to us under data protection law at any time with effect for the future. Insofar as there are legal requirements for the collection of data (e.g. list of architects), there is no right of revocation.

7. Use of statistical tools and website plugins

a) Matomo

This website uses the open source analysis tool MATAMO (matomo.org) to generate statistical evaluations about the use of the website. MATAMO stores the collected data (including time, page accessed, browser used, operating system) in a database. The analyses generated by MATAMO are completely anonymised and cannot be used to identify individual persons. IP addresses are made unrecognisable before they enter the database in order to comply with legal requirements. The stored data is not linked to other data sources or passed on to third parties.

b) OpenStreetMap

We have integrated map sections of the online mapping tool "OpenStreetMap" on our website. This is a so-called open source mapping, which we can access via an API (interface). This function is offered by OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom. By using this map function, your IP address is forwarded to OpenStreetMap.

When you visit one of our websites that offers OpenStreetMap, user data is transmitted to the service and stored there. OpenStreetMap collects, for example, information about your interactions with the digital map, your IP address, data about your browser, device type, operating system and on which day and at what time you used the service. Tracking software is also used to record user interactions for this purpose. The company specifies the analysis tool "Piwik" here in its own privacy policy.

The collected data is subsequently accessible to the corresponding working groups of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. According to the company, personal data is not passed on to other persons or companies unless this is legally necessary. The third-party provider Piwik does store your IP address, but in shortened form. For more information on how user data is handled, see the OpenStreetMap Foundation privacy policy at:

c) Vimeo

Our website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you start one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account. For more information on the handling of user data, please see Vimeo's privacy policy at:

d) Instagram

We have integrated Instagram functions on our website. Instagram is a social media platform of the company Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Meta Platforms Inc. since 2012 and is part of the Facebook products. Embedding Instagram content on our website is called embedding. This allows us to show you content such as buttons, photos or videos from Instagram directly on our website. When you visit web pages on our website that have an Instagram function integrated, data is transmitted to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data is thus processed across all Facebook companies. For more information on the handling of user data, please see Instagram's privacy policy at:

e) Embedsocial

On our site, we use social plugins provided by EmbedSocial, operated by EmbedSocial, Boulevard Saint Clement of Ohrid 52, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia ("EmbedSocial"). We use these plugins to display user reviews on social media bundled on our website.

When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to EmbedSocial's servers. In doing so, the plugin transmits log data to the EmbedSocial server. This log data may contain your IP address, type and settings of the browser, date and time of the request, your usage of EmbedSocial and cookies.

The use of the EmbedSocial plugin is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring the greatest possible visibility in social media.For more information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of data by EmbedSocial, as well as your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy notices of Embed Social:

f) Adobe Fonts

We use Adobe Fonts, a web font hosting service, on our website. The service provider is the American company Adobe Inc. The Irish company Adobe Systems Software Ireland Companies, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland, is responsible for the European region.

Adobe also processes data from you in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for the transfer of data to the USA. This may pose various risks to the lawfulness and security of data processing.

As a basis for data processing with recipients located in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, i.e. in particular in the USA) or a data transfer there, Adobe uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46. para. 2 and 3 DSGVO). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data complies with European data protection standards even if it is transferred to and stored in third countries (such as the USA). Through these clauses, Adobe undertakes to comply with the European level of data protection when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed, and managed in the United States. These clauses are based on an implementing decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here, among other places:

For more information about the data processed and the standard contractual clauses at Adobe, see https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.

8. Data security

We also use technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data that is generated or collected, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against attack by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

We provide various online forms and services with which you can send personal data to us. These forms are protected against inspection by third parties through the use of TLS encryption. The data that you enter or send to us as a file may be stored by us and processed by agreement. If the use and processing requires the consent of the user or third parties, the consent can be revoked at any time without giving reasons. However, in this may possibly affect the performance of the contract by us.

Depending on the service, you may be asked to make various entries for identification or prevention of misuse.

a) For identification purposes when submitting data, you may be asked to enter a user-defined identifier or other suitable authentication. The data will be protected against third party access via SFTP or HTTPS in accordance with Art. 32 I a and b EU DSGVO, provided that the user uses the methods of data transmission recommended by us.

b) To prevent use by machines, so-called CAPTCHAS can be used in accordance with Art. 32 I b EU DSGVO, which contain images or tasks that cannot be processed by computer scripts.

9. Deletion periods

We store personal data only until the purpose of the data storage no longer applies. This does not apply if the user has voluntarily consented to longer processing of the data or if legal retention periods or the possible pursuit of legal claims within not yet expired limitation periods conflict with the deletion (in the case of conflicting retention or limitation periods, it may be necessary to restrict the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 EU DSGVO).

10. Data subject rights

According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to exercise these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post, clearly identifying yourself, to the address mentioned in point 2.

Below you will find an overview of your rights.

a) Right to confirmation and information

You have the right to obtain confirmation from us at any time as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to obtain from us, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about you, together with a copy of this data. Furthermore, you have the right to the following information:

1. the purposes of processing;

2. the categories of personal data processed;

3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations;

4. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;

5. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

7. if the personal data is not collected from you, any available information about the origin of the data;

8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) EU GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.

If personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 EU GDPR in connection with the transfer.

b) Right to rectification

You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.

c) Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten")

You have the right to request that we delete personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we are obliged to delete personal data without undue delay, if one of the following reasons applies:

1. the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

2. you revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) EU GDPR letter a or Art. 9 (2) a EU GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

3. you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) EU GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) EU GDPR.

4. the personal data have been processed unlawfully.

5. the erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which we are subject.

6. the personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8(1) EU GDPR.

The right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary to.

1. for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;

2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) EU GDPR;

4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89(1) EU GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing; or

5. for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If we have made the personal data public and we are obliged to erase it pursuant to Art. 17 EU GDPR, we shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers that process the personal data that you have requested that they erase all links to or copies or replications of that personal data.

d) Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request us to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

1. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data,

2. the processing is unlawful and you refused to erase the personal data and instead requested the restriction of the use of the personal data;

3. we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you required the data for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims; or

4. you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) EU DSGVO, as long as it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds of our company override yours.

If the processing of personal data relating to you has been restricted, this data may - apart from being stored - only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

e) Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that has been provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that

1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) EU GDPR or Art. 9(2)(a) EU GDPR or on 2. a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) EU GDPR and

The processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures.

When exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from us to another controller, to the extent technically feasible.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

f) Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) EU DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We will no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If we process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) EU GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

g) Automated decisions including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

h) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

i) Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.

j) Right to information

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right against the controller to be informed about these recipients.