Information on the protection of your data when you use our website
1. What personal data is processed if you merely browse our website?
a) Data transmitted by your browser
If you use the website merely for informational purposes, the personal data transmitted to our server by your browser will be stored. Access data will be stored in the form of server log files. In particular, this data comprises (i) the IP address, (ii) the date and time of the request, (iii) the time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), (iv) the content of the request (specific website accessed), (v) access status/HTTP status code, (vi) the data volume transferred, (vii) the website from which the request is received, (viii) the browser type used, (ix) the operating system used and its interface and (x) the language and version of the browser software used. We use this data solely to ensure the seamless operation of our website and analyse it in order to improve our offer. This data does not allow us to identify you. In particular, the IP address is anonymised, meaning that we are unable to identify specific visitors to our website. The log files are stored for a maximum period of 60 days.
b) Data stored by cookies
What are cookies?
How can you disable cookies?
If you do not wish for cookies to be stored, you can prevent this by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, you may then be unable to use the full functionality of this website. You can also configure your browser settings so that cookies are only accepted if you give your consent.
What persistent cookies do we use?
First of all, we use what are known as ‘essential’ or ‘functional’ cookies. These cookies are indispensable for us to present our website to you and to enable your use of the website. Such cookies also enable us to save your usage preferences for our website, such as your choice of language.
c) Information on Google Analytics
Betaseed uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’), a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (‘Google’), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google is certified under the EU–US Privacy Shield and therefore guarantees compliance with European data protection legislation.
The IP address transmitted to Google Analytics by your browser will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can opt out of the storage of cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; please note, however, that you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website in this instance.
If using the HTML version of the application (but not if using Android or Apple iOS), you can also prevent the transfer of the data generated by the cookies relating to your usage of the application (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com.
Google expressly points out that web-based data transfer (e.g. email communication) is subject to security vulnerabilities and cannot be comprehensively protected against third-party access.
2. What personal data is processed when you enter details on our website?
You have the option of entering specific details on our website. For example, you can enter the size of your sugar beet acreage in hectares, the distance between rows and the seed spacing in an input screen on the seed calculator in order to determine how many units of seed you require. In order to calculate your crop density, you can also enter the distances between rows and the number of sugar beet plants. We do not save your information in any such case, nor do we associate these details with any other data transmitted by your browser.
3. External services (plug-ins)
On our website, we use products from third-party providers in order to incorporate their content and services.
A requirement in this regard is that the third-party providers can recognise users’ IP addresses. Without the IP address, the content cannot be sent to their browser. Therefore, the IP address is required in order to display this content.
4. Who is the recipient of your data? Do we pass on your data to third parties?
We pass on personal data to courts, regulatory authorities and law firms insofar as this is legally permissible and necessary to comply with applicable legislation or in order to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims. We also pass on personal data to affiliated companies, but only if it is necessary to do so in order to fulfil one or more of the aforementioned purposes.
Betaseed works with service providers (known as ‘processors’) such as IT maintenance providers. These service providers may only act in accordance with the instructions of Betaseed and are contractually obliged to comply with applicable data protection requirements.
The recipients described here in Section 5 may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area (‘third countries’) in which applicable legislation does not guarantee the same level of data protection. In the event that we send your personal data to recipients outside the European Economic Area, we will ensure an appropriate level of protection for your personal data.
5. What rights do you have?
Within the EU, you have certain rights in respect of your personal data. Please note that exemptions may apply in respect of the exercising of these rights in certain cases.
6. Who to contact if you have any questions
If you have any questions about data protection or wish to exercise your rights, please write to Betaseed GmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 36, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the responsible data protection supervisory authority at any time. The supervisory authority responsible for Betaseed is Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany, https://datenschutz.hessen.de/