1. AN OVERVIEW OF OUR DATA PROTECTION POLICY
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when visiting our website. Personal data are all data that can be used to personally identify you. For in-depth information on data protection, please see the data protection policy to be found below this text.
DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is performed by the website’s operator. Please see the legal notice of this website for the relevant contact details.
How do we collect your data?
Some of your data is collected when you provide it to us. These might be data that you e.g. enter into a contact form. Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system, or the time of the page view). These data are collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use these data for?
Some of the data are collected in order to ensure the fault-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What are your rights regarding your data?
You have the right to request information about the origins, recipients, and purposes of your personal data stored by us at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to request the rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. If you have any questions concerning this or any other aspect of data protection, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in our legal notice. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
Analytics Tools and Tools from Third-Party Providers
When visiting our website, your browsing behaviour can be statistically analysed. This is predominantly carried out using cookies and so-called analytics programs. The analysis of your browsing behaviour is generally performed anonymously; your browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can opt out of this analysis or prevent it by disabling the use of certain tools. You can find more detailed information on this below.
2. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with data protection law and this data protection policy. When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data that can be used to personally identify you. This data protection policy explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and to which purpose this is performed. Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (e.g. via e-mail communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
NOTE ON THE RESPONSIBLE DATA CONTROLLER
The responsible data controller for the processing of data on this website is:
Dietrich E. Rogge CEO ROCKSTONE Ethiopia
Mike Leyland St, NB Business Complex,
7th floor Suite 703B
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
E-Mail: [email protected]
The data controller is the natural or legal person who, solely or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, or similar).
REVOKING YOUR CONSENT TO DATA PROCESSING
Many data-processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your previously provided consent at any time. An informal notification by e-mail will suffice. The legality of the data processing conducted prior to the revocation shall remain unaffected.
SSL AND/OR TLS ENCRYPTION
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as orders and inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address bar when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed there. When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
INFORMATION, RESTRICTION, ERASURE
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to request information about the origins, recipients, and purposes of your personal data stored by us at any time and free of charge. If desired, you also have the right to the rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. If you have any questions concerning this or any other aspect of personal data, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in our legal notice.
OBJECTION TO PROMOTIONAL E-MAILS
We hereby prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our duty to provide a legal notice in order to send unsolicited promotional and informational materials. The operators of this website reserve the express right to take legal action in the case of the unsolicited receipt of advertising, e.g. via spam e-mails.
3. DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” These are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.
Cookies that are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as a shopping cart) are stored pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimised service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your browsing behaviour) are also stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection policy.
SERVER LOG FILES
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in so-called server log files. These are:
– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
– Time of the server request
– IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share these data without your permission. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form exclusively with your consent pursuant to point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal notification by e-mail will suffice. The legality of the data processing conducted prior to the revocation shall remain unaffected.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
4. ANALYTICS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analytics tool are based on point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
REFUSAL OF DATA COLLECTION
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Deactivate Google Analytics
For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s data protection policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
OUTSOURCED DATA PROCESSING
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
DEMOGRAPHIC DATA COLLECTION BY GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. These collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.
5. PLUGINS AND TOOLS
Vimeo’s embeddable video player uses first-party cookies that are considered essential to the video player experience. No third-party analytics or advertising cookies are set when the video player appears on a third-party website. Vimeo is used in the interest of making our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.
GOOGLE WEB FONTS
For the uniform display of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google is thus informed that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR..
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is generally sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The provider of this website has no influence on the transmission of these data.
Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website and to make it easy to find the locations indicated on our site. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR..
For more information about how Google handles user data, see Google’s data protection policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.