Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
1. An overview of data protection
General
The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information
Data protection
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Dolores Dewuhrst Marks
Ebertystr. 6
10249 Berlin

Telephone: +49 157 785 476 35
Email: info@thailandcontactfestival.com

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website
Cookies
Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Leaving comments on this website
If you use the comment function on this site, the time at which you created the comment and your email
address will be stored along with your comment, as well as your username, unless you are posting
anonymously.
Storage of the IP address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of those users who post comments. Since we do not check
comments on our site before they go live, we need this information to be able to pursue action for illegal or
slanderous content.
Subscribing to the comment feed
As a user of this site, you can sign up to receive the comment feed after registering. Your email address
will be checked with a confirmation email. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time by clicking
the link in the emails. The data provided when you subscribed to the comments feed will then be deleted,
but if you have submitted this data to us for other purposes or elsewhere (such as subscribing to a
newsletter), it will be retained.
How long comments are stored
The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the
content commented upon has been completely deleted or the comments are required to be removed for
legal reasons (slander, etc.).
Legal basis
The comments are stored based on your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent
at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed
before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal
relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the
processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and
use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable
you to access our service or to bill you for the same.
Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business
relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transmitted when entering into a contract with online shops, retailers, and mail
order
We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of
your contract, for example, to companies entrusted to deliver goods to your location or banks entrusted to
process your payments. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given
your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes
without your express consent.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a
contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Data transferred when signing up for services and digital content
We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of
your contract with us, for example, to banks entrusted to process your payments.
Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to
do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express
consent.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a
contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

4. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park,
California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button
on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established
via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP
address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you
can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our
site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the
content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information,
please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out
of your Facebook account.
at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

5. Analytics and advertising
Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by 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 that
allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your
use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate
interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by
Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area
prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google
server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this
website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other
services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address
transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by
Google.
Browser plugin
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.
However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of
this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your
IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading
and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An optout
cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google
Analytics.
For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully
implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing
statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based
advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any
specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your
Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the
section “Refusal of data collection”.

6. Newsletter
Newsletter data
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that
allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this
newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data
to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)
(a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use
for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data
processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you
cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g.
email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

Mailjet
This website uses the services of Mailjet SAS to send newsletters. This service is provided by Mailjet SAS, a company registered under the laws of France under number 524 536 992 with the Paris Trade & Companies Register, and having its registered office at 13-13 bis, rue de l’Aubrac 75012 Paris, France.
Mailjet is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. If you provide data (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter, it will be stored on Mailjet servers in the France.
Mailjet is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the
We use Mailjet to analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by Mailjet, a
file included in the email (called a web beacon) connects to Mailjet’s servers in France.
This allows us to determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system).
This information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to your interests.
If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by Mailjet, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time by
unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of Mailjet. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.
For details, see the Mailjet privacy policy at https://www.mailjet.com/privacy-policy/

Mailjet operates under European law and is ISO 27001 certified and GDPR compliant. For details, see Mailjet security & privacy: https://www.mailjet.com/security-privacy/.

7. Plugins and tools
YouTube
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is
YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is
established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior
directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art.
6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube
under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a
page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts
correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus
becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is
done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified
interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and
in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.