Privacy policy

Protecting data privacy

This statement explains how we may use personal data of visitors to our website, members, people who use our services, business contacts and any employees of the afore mentioned as well as our own current and former employees. The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce is committed to protecting data privacy. We are registered with the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998 and comply with this act.

In a number of instances, e.g. when you order publications or services, we ask for personal details so that we may contact you should further clarification be required. You may decline to provide this information. We also use personal data for our own marketing purposes and in order to promote German-British business relations. Full details of the use, type of information processed and sharing of information are listed in our registration which you will find under the following link: http://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/DoSearch?reg=152649

If you wish to have access to the personal data we hold on you or if you wish us to remove your personal data from our database, please contact: webmaster(at)ahk-london.co.uk .

Cookie Policy

Why do we use cookies?

In order to deliver a personalised, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. We use cookies for a variety of purposes, including the analysis of visitor behaviour, to personalise pages and to keep a user logged in. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer. These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information.

What type of cookies does The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce use?

We use two types of cookies - session and persistent cookies:

  • Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site.

The majority of cookies that we use are session based cookies which are the least intrusive type.  These cookies are used to hold a range of data, for example when you are using our interactive enquiry forms to ask questions, or to keep you logged-in when using the site.  These session cookies are used to provide you with a good user experience when visiting our website.

We use very few persistent cookies on this website but the ones we do use are primarily used for analytical purposes. We use these cookies to monitor which pages are visited, how many individual users are on our website at any one time and the behaviour of users whilst on our website.

What if I decline cookies?

Declining cookies will mean the functionality of our website will be affected and you may not be able to complete all the services / functionality on offer.

The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this website or any other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.

More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at allaboutcookies.org

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google's collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Source: http://www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de