Data policy for the entire website
The protection of your personal data is very important to us. IFS Management GmbH's policy is to respect and to protect the personal data of visitors to our website. The purpose of our data policy is to provide you with a description of the type of information we collect and how we use such information.
When guests visit the IFS Audit Portal, we collect some basic information which does not identify individual users. This includes the number of visitors to the website, which pages are visited and the duration of the visits, where visitors come from and which internet service providers they use.
In the case of links to other websites, their data policies apply. IFS Management supports the protection of personal data on the internet; however, IFS Management GmbH cannot be held liable for the actions of third parties. We recommend you always read the data policy shown when interacting with a website.
When registering on our site, we treat all information provided as confidential. No data will be passed on or sold to third parties without your written consent.
IFS Management GmbH (hereinafter: IFS) takes the protection of your personal data seriously and treats your personal data as confidential, and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. IFS collects, uses and stores personal data exclusively within the scope of the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG).
In this Privacy Declaration, we provide information about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of this data. You can access this information at any time on our website.
- Collection and Use of Data
We collect and use the personal data of every user insofar as this is required in order to enable the use of our website (usage data). This includes, in particular, features identifying the user and details on the start, end and scope of the use of the website. Any use of personal data for the purposes of advertising or market research or to aid the needs-based design of the website is carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.
We maintain up-to-date measures to ensure data security. However, we draw your attention to the fact that online data transfers (e.g., when communicating via email) can be exposed to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to ensure the seamless protection of data against access by third parties.
- Server Logs
The provider of our website automatically collects and stores information in ‘server log files’, which your browser sends to us automatically. This information includes the date and time of access, location, country, state, region, town/city, URL (web address) of the referring website, the file retrieved, notification regarding successful retrieval, the browser type and the browser version, as well as information about the user’s operating system. We use this information solely for statistical purposes and for internal analysis purposes, such as improving the website. This data cannot be attributed to specific people. This data is not combined with other data sources.
Cookies are used on our websites to make the web pages more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and enable your browser to be recognized. They therefore also enable us to determine how frequently our websites are visited and the volume of users. Session cookies are used on our websites. These are stored temporarily and only for the duration of the use of one of our web pages. They are then deleted automatically. Permanent cookies are also used in order to record information about users who visit our websites more than once. With the aid of permanent cookies, we can recognize users and ensure that they enjoy optimal use of our websites. Website users can prevent cookies from being stored on their computer by changing their browser settings. Cookies can be prevented from being stored by selecting the “Block all cookies” option in the browser settings. This may restrict the functionality of our websites.
- Google Analytics
- Contact Form
If you submit an enquiry to us using the contact form, we will store your details from the contact form, including the contact details you have provided therein, for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in case there are any follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
- Use of the User Login Area
If you wish to use our user login area, you will need to register. To do this, you must first indicate whether you belong to an approved user group. You can then register by providing your email address and, where applicable, a password of your choosing. When you use the login area, we store the data required for fulfillment of the contract. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
- Use of the Auditor Portal
If you wish to use our Auditor Portal, you must be an auditor and will need to register. To do this, you must enter your name, email address, telephone number, fax number and invoice address. You can then provide further details about your work as an auditor if you wish, in particular information about previous audits. You can also provide your CV. When you use the Auditor Portal, the data that you have provided voluntarily will be accessible to users of the login area.
- Objection and Access to Information
You have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing free of charge at any time, as well as the right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this and for any other questions regarding personal data, you can contact us via the address provided in the “Masthead” section at any time.