Data Privacy Notice

 

This privacy notice explains how we collect and process your personal data through the use of this website.

Data controller  

German-Thai Chamber of Commerce
14th Floor | AIA Sathorn Tower
11/1 South Sathorn Road
Yannawa | Sathorn
Bangkok 10120
Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0) 2-055-0600
E-Mail: communications(at)gtcc.org
Website: thailand.ahk.de

 

General information regarding data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent it is required to provide a functioning website as well as for our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users is carried out regularly only after consent is given by our users. An exception applies in cases in which a previous obtaining of a consent is not possible for actual reasons and where the processing of data is permitted on the basis of statutory provisions.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data  

To the extent that we obtain consent from the data subject for the processing of personal data, Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as legal basis for the processing of personal data.

For the processing of personal data required to execute a contract whose contractual party is the data subject, Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. b GDPR serves as legal basis. This also applies to processing that is required for the execution of pre-contractually measures.

If such processing is required to maintain a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and if the interests, basic rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. f GDPR serves as legal basis for such processing.

3. Data deletion and duration of storage 

Personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storing such data no longer applies. Storage beyond such a period can be effected if such storage is prescribed by the European or national legislative body in provisions pertaining to European Union law or other provisions the data subject is subject to. Blocking or deletion of data is also effected if a storage period expires that is prescribed by the cited standards, unless there is a requirement for further storage of such data to enter into a contract or to execute a contract.

 

Provisioning of website and creation of logfiles

1. Description, scope and purpose of data processing

Any time our web page is visited, our system collects data and information in an automated fashion from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected in the process:

> Information regarding the browser type and the version used
> The operating system of the user
> The internet service provider of the user
> The IP address of the user
> Date and time of access
> Websites that are accessed by the system of the user via our website

 

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to facilitate delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do so, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

Storing of logfiles is effected to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, such data helps us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An analysis of such data for marketing purposes will not be carried out in this context.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data

Legal basis for the temporary storage of data and the logfiles is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. f GDPR. 

3. Duration of storage

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose of its collection. In the event of collection of data for the provisioning of the website this is the case whenever the respective session ends.

In the event of storing of data in logfiles this is after seven days the case at the latest. Storage to exceed such a period is not possible. In such a case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or redacted so that an allocation of the accessing client is no longer possible.

 

Use of cookies

1. Description, scope and purpose of data processing

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our web page require that the accessing browser can also be identified when the user moves from one page to the next. No personal data is collected in the process.

Therefore, an allocation of data to the accessing user is no longer possible. Such data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.

When visiting our website, the users are informed via web banner about the use of cookies for analytical purposes and referred to this data privacy statement. 

If you do not want tracking, you can disable it under the paragraph Google Analytics in this data privacy statement.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data  

Legal basis for the processing of personal data while using technically required cookies is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. f GDPR.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data while using cookies for analytical purposes is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. a GDPR if the respective consent of the user is on hand.

3. Duration of storage, option for objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted from such to our website. This is why you as the user have full control of the use of cookies. By changing your browser’s settings, you may disable or limit the transmission of cookies. Already stored cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done in an automated fashion. If cookies are disabled for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website may be used to the full extent.

 

Newsletter

1. Description, scope and purpose of data processing

On our web page, there is the option to subscribe to a free newsletter. During the registration for the newsletter, data from the input mask added by iFrame is transmitted to the service provider commissioned by us for email marketing software providers.

The following data is collected:

  • Title
  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Email address

Furthermore, the following data is collected upon registration:

  • Date and time of registration

For the processing of data, in line with the registration process, we obtain your consent and refer to this data privacy statement. In connection with the processing of data for the sending of newsletters, with the exception of the provider of email marketing software, data is not forwarded to third parties. Such data is only used for the newsletter to be sent to you.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data

Legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. a GDPR if the consent of the user is on hand.

To the extent this pertains to the sending of a newsletter in line with membership to registered data of our database, legal basis is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Duration of storage 

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose of its collection. The email address of the user is therefore stored for as long as the newsletter subscription is active.

4. Newsletter tracking 

To optimize our newsletter offer, we use personalized newsletter tracking. In this context, besides the email address, we also collect activities connected to the newsletters (click behavior).

5. Individual's rights

A newsletter subscription may be cancelled by the respective user at any time. A special link is provided in every newsletter for this purpose. Alternatively, you may also send an email to communications(at)gtcc.org.

 

Aplication for membership, registration to events, ordering of publications

1. Description, scope and purpose of data processing 

On our website we give our users the option to register while providing personal data. In the process, data is entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and stored. Forwarding of such data to third parties is not effected. The following data is collected in line with the registration process:

  • Title
  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Company name, if applicable
  • Function, if applicable
  • Company address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

At the time of registration, also the following data is stored:

  • Date and time of registration 
  • Used Browser
  • Operating system

More information can be found in our information requirements:

Information requirements for membership applications

Information requirements for event registration

2. Legal basis for the processing of data

Legal basis for the processing of data is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. a GDPR if the consent of the user is on hand. If the registration serves the execution of a contract whose contractual party is the user, or the execution of pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of data is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Duration of storage

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose of its collection. 

4. Individual's rights 

As user, you have at any time the option to cancel the registration. Your stored personal data can be amended at any time. To amend or delete your data, please contact communications(at)gtcc.org

If the data is required for the execution of a contract or the execution of pre-contractual measures, a premature deletion of such data is only possible to the extent that contractual or statutory requirements do not preclude deletion.

 

Contact form and email contact

1. Description, scope and purpose of data processing

On our website, there is a contact form that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user utilizes this option, data entered into the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. 

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Company name and address, if applicable
  • Email address
  • Phone number

At the time the message is sent, also the following data is stored:

  • Date and time of registration
  • Used browser
  • Operating system

As an alternative, you may also contact us via the provided email address. In such a case, the personal data of the user transmitted via email is stored. In this context, such data is not forwarded to third parties. Such data is only used for the processing of the conversation.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data

Legal basis for the processing of data is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. a GDPR if the consent of the user is on hand. Legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in line with the sending of an email is Section 6 Subsection 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Duration of storage

Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose of its collection. 

4. Individual's rights

The user has the option to revoke his consent for the processing of personal data. If the user contacts us via email, he may object at any time to the storing of his personal data. You may send your revocation of consent and objection to storage in writing via email to communications(at)gtcc.org

 

Forwarding of personal data to third parties 

1. Website operators

In line with processing, personal data is forwarded to the agency commissioned to run the website as well as to the technical service provider. Such is regulated via a corresponding agreement with the service provider.

2. Google Maps

This website uses the web mapping service Google Maps of Google Inc. By using this website you give your consent to the collection, processing and exploitation of data potentially collected in an automated fashion by Google and its representatives. Terms of use of Google Maps.

Further information pertaining to the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google can be found on this information page.

2. Website analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses the service “Google Analytics” provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) for the analysis of website usage by users. The service uses cookies - text files that are stored on your end device. Information collected via these cookies is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.

IP anonymization is active on this website. The IP address of the users is shortened within the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area. Due to such shortening, the personal reference to your IP address is eliminated. In line with the data processing agreement the website operators have entered into with Google Inc., Google Inc. compiles an analysis of website usage and website activity by means of collected data and provides services connected to the use of the internet.

You have the option to prevent the storing of cookies on your device by making the corresponding changes to your browser settings. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to use all functions of this website if your browser does not accept cookies.

Furthermore, by using a browser plugin, you can prevent that information collected by cookies (including your IP address) is sent to Google Inc. and is exploited by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the respective plugin: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You may prevent the capture by Google Analytics by clicking on the below link. An opt-out cookie is placed that prevents the future recording of your data when visiting this website:

Disable Google Analytics

You can find more information regarding the use of data by Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

 

Individual's rights

You have the right to be informed, the right of access, the right of rectification, the right to erasure and the right to restrict processing of the personal data that we hold about you within the limits of the current data protection legislation. Please contact us via email if you would like a copy of your personal information. You may ask us to correct or remove personal information.  

Please contact us should you wish to exercise any of these rights. The AHK Thailand will review whether statutory requirements are met.

How to raise a complaint

For appeals pertaining to data privacy laws, you may contact the respective supervisory authority.