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The website is provided by Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft e.V.

Privacy Policy

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you as a user about the collection of personal data on this website. We therefore attach great importance to presenting all essential information on the protection of your data as transparently as possible. However, should there be any uncertainties, questions or need for clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft e.V.

Gro├čbeerenstra├če 88

10963 Berlin

Collection and storage of personal data when visiting our website

Below we inform you about the processes relevant to data protection law that take place when you visit our website.


Log and log files

Each time you visit our website, we automatically collect data and information from the computer system you use to access the website. 

The following data is collected:

  • Information about your browser type and the version used as well as installed plugins
  • Information about your operating system 
  • Date and time of your access
  • Websites from which your system accesses our website 
  • Websites that are accessed by your system via our website
  • Your IP address
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Success/failure of your enquiry (http status code)

The log files are anonymised or deleted as soon as possible. This is normally the case after seven (7) days at the latest.

The data is processed for the purpose of delivering the content of our website, ensuring the functionality of our information technology systems and optimising our website. Processing is therefore necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, i.e. to carry out our association's activities.

Since the collection of data for the provision of our website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of our website, you have no option to object.


We use so-called "cookies" on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your computer system when you visit our website.

This website only uses technically necessary cookies, such as session cookies. These are necessary, for example, to assign the information you enter in the contact form to the same process and to compile it correctly before sending it, or to prevent misuse of the contact form. 

The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests (carrying out our association activities) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. To prevent this, however, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer system or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

General storage period

Unless described in more detail above, generally personal data is only stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the data was collected or to comply with the respective statutory retention period. The data will be deleted once the purpose no longer applies or the deadline has expired.


Rights of data subjects

If we have processed your personal data, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights towards us:

  • Art. 15 GDPR - You can request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details.
  • Art. 16 GDPR - You can immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us.
  • Art. 17 GDPR - You can request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • Art. 18 GDPR - You can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
  • Art. 20 GDPR - You can receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another controller.
  • Art. 7 (3) GDPR - You can withdraw the consent you have given us at any time. The consequence of this is that we may no longer continue the data processing that was based on this consent in the future.
  • Art. 77 GDPR - You can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office.

Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of cancellation or objection, simply send an e-mail to the following e-mail address.


You can contact us electronically via a form on the website or by e-mail. In this case, the data that you enter in the form or send to us by e-mail will be transmitted to us and processed by us.

This is about:

  • Your name
  • Date of contact
  • Your e-mail address
  • Any other data, if you provide it

If you send us an e-mail and are interested in concluding a contract with us, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, otherwise Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest: carrying out our association activities).

This data transmitted to us will only be used to carry out the conversation and will not be passed on to third parties.

We will delete this data when it is no longer required for the respective purpose. I.e. when the exchange by e-mail or via the contact form with you has ended and we have fully processed your request.