We are pleased to welcome you to our website and that you are interested in our company. It is important to us to protect your personal data. Personal data are all information of natural persons that are determined or become determinable on the basis of this information, whether personal or factual. The term personal data includes, for example, data such as surname, first name, address, telephone number, but also the IP address is nowadays considered personal data.
We collect and process personal data on our website and during the network’s registration process. These are subject to legal protection to which we adhere. In the following points we will provide you with information about data protection and how we collect and process personal data. This processing is carried out in accordance with the EU GDPR, and other national regulations.
New Silk Road Network
CEO: Ziwei Liu, Alexander Hellmers
Rights of the Data Subjects
As a person affected by the EU GDPR, you have various rights, which you can of course also exercise at our company. Please contact us at the above mentioned contact details. As a data subject, you have the following rights:
• Right of access by the data subject
• Right to rectification
• Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
• Right to restriction of processing
• Right to data portability
• Right to object
You can also revoke your consent at any time using the above contact data. You also have the right to file a complaint with your competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for you depends on the respective federal state in which you reside.
Deletion / blocking of personal data
An important principle of the GDPR is data avoidance and data economy. Our company adheres to these principles and we only store personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or in accordance with the legal retention periods. After the loss of a legal basis (contract, consent, legal regulation,...) we routinely delete or block this data.
Security of your data
We take all reasonable technical and organizational precautions to protect your information. All webpages that request information from you are encrypted before being transmitted to us. This provides the best possible protection against unauthorized access.
2. Collection of data when you visit our website
When you visit our website, data is automatically collected from our server and the following data is stored in the log files of our system:
• Browser type and versioning
• Requester's operating system used
• IP address
• date and time of the website request
• domain names of the provider
A direct assignment of the personal data to a specific user will not take place, so that an identification to individual page visitors will not take place. We collect this data on the basis of our legitimate interest in order to further optimize the technology, to ensure the establishment of the connection to our website, to ensure the availability of our web services and for further administrative purposes. If necessary, anonymized information is evaluated for statistical purposes, which, however, does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about specific or identifiable persons.
You can contact us at any time via our contact form. In doing so, you give us your consent for the purpose of contacting you. A correct email address or telephone number is required for this contact. We will not be able to contact you without this information.
If necessary, further optional information allows us to better respond to your request. If your request has been processed by us and there is no reason to process this data further, it will be automatically deleted. If users leave comments or evaluations, the time of their creation and the user name previously chosen by the website visitor will be saved in addition to this information. This serves our security, because we can be prosecuted for illegal contents on our web page, even if these were provided by users.
So-called "cookies" are also used on our website. Cookies are not text files that are transferred from our system to your hard drive. These cookies automatically provide us with certain information. These could include your IP address, the browser you use to access our website, your operating system and other data.
Cookies are usually used to facilitate the use of the website for the user and to enable a perfect display of our services. Cookies cannot start programs or even transmit viruses to your system. Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it informs you as soon as cookies are sent. Once cookies have been set, you can delete them yourself at any time by calling up the corresponding menu item in your Internet browser or deleting the cookies on your hard disk. Details can be found in the help menu of your Internet browser.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (following: 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 this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will previously be reduced by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Other related services will then be provided based on the use of the website and the Internet. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
Communication with us by email
If you contact us by email and you send us this email unencrypted, we cannot guarantee the data security of the transmission path to us. If you wish to send us data requiring protection, we ask you to send it to us in encrypted form or by post.
3. Collection of data related to your membership
The following personal data is collected from our registration form:
First and last name, company, company address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of joining the network. Registered persons have the possibility to delete or modify the stored data at any time. The data subject will receive information about the personal data stored about him or her at any time. Registration is based on our legitimate interests. With the possibility to register and sign in, we can offer our members the comfort to log in again regularly and to store the data permanently.
The processing of your data takes place:
• To identify you as a member of our network
• To prepare your membership
• To carry out the membership of the association
• To contact you
• To send the newsletter
• To create your profile on the website
• To pass it on to other members of the network
• For billing and payment
• To fulfil your claims or to assert any claims against you
As part of the public relations work on network activities, personal data may be published on our website or passed to the press. The publication of personal data on the Internet or in local, regional, national or international print media is carried out to safeguard the legitimate interests of the network (cf. Article 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR). The legitimate interest of the network is to inform the public by reporting on our activites. In this context, personal data, including pictures of the participants, can be published, for example, in the context of reporting on our events.
Use and publication of member data and lists
The list of members or participants are made available to the respective employees of the network to the extent required by the respective task. When it comes to the extent of the personal data used, we will follow the guideline of minimal use of data. Personal data of members may be published on the website’s member area to enable communication between members. The use of participant lists, in which the participants of meetings and other events register for example as proof of attendance, is not regarded as a publication.
Disclosure of member data to third parties
We only pass on your personal data to third parties :
if you have given your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
if the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR is necessary for the disclosure of your data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, this is legally permissible and required according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for the implementation of your membership.
This includes in particular the disclosure of your data to:
• Service provider for the dispatch of letter mail
• Service provider for the dispatch of newsletters
• Service provider for the provision of IT services
• Advertising partners for publication in the media
• Media companies for advertising purposes of the network
• Debt collection companies and lawyers for the purpose of asserting any claims.