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Data protection notification for the RHIZOME website

We take the protection of your personal data seriously. We have taken technical and organisational steps to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed both by us and by our service providers.

In accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, we have provided information below on the type, extent and purpose of the collection, processing and use of data obtained in connection with your use of the RHIZOME Information Service.

1. Responsible body

As the operator of this website ("RHIZOME Information Service"), Home Connect GmbH, Carl-Wery-Str. 34, D-81739 Munich ("We" in this notification) is the responsible body for handling the personal data of users of the RHIZOME Information Service ("You").

2. Data collection and appropriation

You can use the RHIZOME Information Service without disclosing your identity. Details of the information that we gather as standard when you access the Information Service are set out below under Items 3 and 4.

Any personal data made available by you is used and processed by us for the purposes for which you provided us with this data. The information provided via the apply now form, for example, is used by us to process your enquiry.

3. Web server log data

When you access the RHIZOME Information Service, your web browser is technically configured to automatically transmit the following data ("log data") to our web server, which we then capture in log files:

– Date of access

– Time of access

– URL of the referring website

– File retrieved

– Data volume transmitted

– Browser type and version

– Operating system

– IP address

– Domain name of your internet access provider


This is exclusively information which does not allow you to be identified. This information is necessary for technical purposes in order to correctly deliver the content requested by you and its collection is an unavoidable aspect of using websites. The log data is analysed purely for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and its underlying technology, and is subsequently deleted.

The log data is stored separately from other data (e.g. the data referred to in Item 4 below), which is gathered as part of your use of the RHIZOME Information Service.

4. Usage profiles using pseudonyms

We use cookies and tracking pixels to gather data regarding your use of the RHIZOME Information Service for the purposes of advertising and market research, and in order to tailor the RHIZOME Information Service to its users' needs. The gathering of this usage data and the creation of a usage profile is carried out on an anonymised basis using a cookie ID. We create and store these usage profiles solely in anonymised form and do not combine them with your name or with any other information that could reveal your identity.

We capture usage data and create usage profiles with the help of the Adobe Analytics service from Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd., 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Park, Dublin 24, Ireland ("Adobe"). Information regarding your use of the RHIZOME Information Service is transferred to servers at Adobe, where it is analysed and returned to us as cumulative data, which reveals trends in the general use of the website.

You are entitled to object to the gathering of your usage data and to the creation of an anonymised usage profile of this sort (opt-out). You can declare your objection to this on Adobe's opt-out website.

5. Signing up to the RHIZOME conference

When signing up for the RHIZOME conference, the data you provide us will be used exclusively for the purpose to the execution of the conference. You will find further information which data we request from you on the registration form.

As a registered participant of the RHIZOME conference you have the option to obtain information about the personal information we have collected about you and also to correct incorrect statements you have made in the registration process. To do so, please use the contact details provided in the site's legal notice.

6. Newsletter

When signing up for subscription of our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose.

For an effective registration we require a valid e-mail address. To verify that an application is made by the real owner of an e-mail address; we use the "double-opt-in" method. For this purpose, we record the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the hereby requested answer. The data will be used exclusively for sending newsletters and not shared with third parties.

The consent to the processing of your personal data and the subsequent use for the dispatch of newsletters can be revoked at any time. In each newsletter you will find an appropriate link. You can also tell us your request via the contact details provided in the site's legal notice.

7. Contact form

On contacting us by e-mail or contact form, the details you provide will be stored and used for the purpose of processing your request and for possible follow-up questions.

8. Links to other websites

Please address any questions on data protection or applications for the correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data directly to the contact persons specified in the site's legal notice.

9. Right to information and to the correction, deletion and blocking of data

Please address any questions on data protection or applications for the correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data directly to the contact persons specified in the site's legal notice.

10. Changes to this data protection notification

This data protection notice will be amended, if necessary, in order to communicate any changes to our services that are of relevance to data protection, e.g. where new services are introduced or in order to meet current legal requirements.

11. Privacy statement Google Maps

This website uses Google Inc.’s product Google Maps. Through the use of this website, you agree to the automated capturing and processing of data collected by Google Inc, their representatives or third parties. Terms of use can be viewed at "Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service“.


Last updated: 17.07.2017