Privacy Policy

COMMITTED TO KEEPING YOU SAFE

 

European Space Imaging is serious about protecting your data, and have created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and to inform you about the manner in which we use your personal data. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website.

1. Responsibility

The responsibility for data processing lies with:
European Space Imaging GmbH
Arnulfstrasse 199
80634 Munich
Email: info[at]euspaceimaging.com

For more information and contact details, please consult the legal notice of this website.

 

2. General Purposes of Data Processing

The processing of personal data on our website is aimed at operating the website, informing of our products and services, initiating and performing contracts, as well as generally informing about and contacting our company.

 

3. The Data We Process and Why We Do That

3.1 Data to comply with our contractual duties

We process personal data that we need to comply with our contractual duties, such as name, address, email address, ordered products or services, invoice and payment data. The collection of such data is required to conclude and perform the contract.

We store the data on computer systems, which we use jointly with our affiliated companies. The system administration is provided by our affiliated partner company Space Imaging Middle East L.L.C (SIME), (Data). In this context, SIME will work for us as data processor.

The erasure of data is made once they are no longer required for the purposes of collection and after the lapse of warranty periods and statutory retention periods.

The legal basis for the processing of those data is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), as those data are needed for us to comply with our contractual duties to you.

 

3.2 Newsletter and advertisement

With your consent or with a legal permit, we send out newsletters with company and product information, notices on promotional offers, press releases and similar contents.

To subscribe to the newsletter, the data requested in the subscription process are required. The newsletter subscription is recorded in a protocol. After the subscription, you receive a message at the indicated email address asking you to confirm the subscription (“Double Opt-in”). This is necessary to avoid that third parties can subscribe with your email address.

You may withdraw your consent to the receipt of newsletters at any time, thus unsubscribing from the newsletter.

We store the subscription data as long as they are needed for sending the newsletter. We store the recording of the subscription and the destination address as long as there is an interest in preserving evidence of the initially given consent; as a rule, this is done for periods equivalent to the periods of limitation for civil-law claims, i.e. for a maximum of three years.

The legal basis for sending the newsletter is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a), Art. 7 GDPR in combination with sec. 7 para. 2 no. 3 UWG (German Unfair Competition Act) or the legal permission pursuant to sec. 7 para. 3 UWG. The legal basis for recording the subscription is our legitimate interest in the evidence that the newsletter was sent with your consent, Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

We use the MailChimp service as a technical platform for sending our newsletters as well as press releases.

The provider of this service is The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

For more information on data protection at MailChimp, please refer to the corresponding privacy policy:

https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

The service provider is used in accordance with our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR and a processing contract pursuant to Art. 28 (3) sentence 1 GDPR.

 

3.3 Establishment of contact

When you establish contact with us, e.g. by way of the contact form, email or telephone, we will process the data required to handle the request. To this end, an entry in our computer systems will be made, if applicable.

We erase such data once they are no longer required, provided that they are not subject to any statutory periods of retention.

The legal basis for such data processing is the implementation of pre-contractual measures based on your request or – if you are our customer already – the performance of the contract, Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.

 

3.4 Hosting and access data

We collect data to deliver our website in the correct format and to improve the structure and user convenience of our website. This may be information on which browser was used, which subpages were visited, the referrer (the website from which you got to our offers), date and time of the page impression, the device used (e.g. mobile device or computer), the screen resolution used and similar data.

Where we use access data to improve our offer (analysis of user behavior, identification of problems using the page etc.), we will use the data in an aggregate form without reference to specific individuals.

The legal basis for the data processing in these cases is our legitimate interests as set out above, Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

 

4. Contents of Third Parties, Which We Incorporate

4.1 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analyser service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics allows us to analyse how you use our website. We use that information to be able to improve and optimize our website. This is also where our legitimate interest rests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f) GDPR.

Google Analytics uses what is known as “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer allowing an analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie on the use of this website by its visitors is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contract states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymization is activated on this website. Google will use that information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports of the website activities, and provide further services to us in connection with the website use and internet use.

You can prevent the storing of cookies by an appropriate setting of your browser software; please note, however, that in this case you might not be able to use the full range of functions on this website.

Moreover, you can prevent the transfer of data generated by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of those data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, you may click the following link to set an opt-out cookie preventing the collection by Google Analytics from this website in the future (such an opt-out cookie will only work in that browser and only for that domain. If you erase the cookies in your browser, you have to click this link again): [Deactivate Google Analytics ].

The provider of this service is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. For more information on data protection by Google, please consult the relevant privacy policy:

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

4.2 Google Maps

We use the API (a technical interface) of Google Maps to display map information on our website. This enables us to visualise geographical information.

By retrieving maps and the use of the functions of Google Maps embedded on our website, a connection between your browser and the provider Google will be established automatically. In the process, Google sets cookies and personal data as well as particularly the content of your search request may be transferred.

The provider of this service is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. For more information on data protection by Google, please consult the relevant privacy policy:

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

5. The Time We Transfer Data

5.1 General

We do not sell or market personal data to third parties. Transfer of personal data occurs in some cases for us to meet our contractual duty as well as to safeguard our legitimate interests.

 

5.2 Ordering of photo material from various third-party providers

In the event that photo material is ordered that is purchased via some third-party providers (such as DigitalGlobe and their resellers), we share the following information with the provider:

  • Your name
  • Your company
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Tax identification number.

In many cases, such third-party providers have their head offices outside the area of application of the EU data protection law.

The transfer of such data is important to meet the requirements of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA. The said authority checks particularly whether your company is on an exclude list excluding the purchase of satellite images because, for instance, a US embargo or similar reasons are opposed to such purchase.

Such transfer of data is necessary, as otherwise we cannot supply the respective photo material.

 

6. The Way We Use Cookies

When you visit parts of the European Space Imaging website, you may receive a text file called a “cookie” located in the browser directory of your computer’s hard drive. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on your computer for use by your web browser.

The cookie cannot be read by any website other than the one that created the cookie. Cookies enable this website to recognise and remember information that you consented to give this website, such as customer information for purchases or visits to portions of this website that are most appropriate for your professional needs. Your credit card information will not be stored in the cookie or in our various databases. As a result, the cookies should allow you to retrieve previous information and invoices. Other functionality may be included in the future to make your online experience more efficient and personable.

You may control the handling of cookies by appropriate settings of your browser. So, for example, it is possible to accept cookies on a general basis or in each individual case or to reject them on a general basis. For more information on such settings, please consult the documentation of your browser.

We do not use cookies to track or examine your surfing behavior before or after leaving the European Space Imaging website. For more information on “cookies”, you can point your browser to http://www.cookiecentral.com.

 

7. Your Rights as Data Subject

According to the applicable laws, you have various rights in respect of your personal data. If you desire to assert your rights, please direct your request via email or mail to the address indicated in section 1 above clearly identifying your person.

An overview of your rights follows below.

 

7.1 Right to confirmation and right of access to your information

You have the right to obtain clear information about the processing of your personal data.

In detail:

  1. You have the right at any time to receive a confirmation from us stating whether personal data concerning you are being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to request free information from us as to the stored personal data relating to you plus a copy of such data. In addition, your right encompasses the following information:
  2. The purposes of the processing;
  3. The categories of the personal data that are being processed;
  4. The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  5. Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  6. The existence of the right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or restriction of processing of personal data by the controller or of a right of objection to such processing;
  7. The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  8. Where the personal data are not collected from you, any available information as to their source;
  9. The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you.

Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.

 

7.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to request us to rectify and also complete, if applicable, personal data concerning you.

In detail:

You have the right to request us to rectify inaccurate personal data concerning you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

 

7.3 Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

In a variety of cases, we are obliged to erase personal data concerning you.

In detail:

Pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, you have the right to request us to erase personal data concerning you without undue delay and we have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

  1. The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
  2. You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based according to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 a), or Article 9 (2) a) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
  3. You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR;
  4. The personal data have been unlawfully processed;
  5. The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which we are subject.
  6. The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1) GDPR.

Where we have made the personal data public and are obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, we, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

 

7.4 Right to restriction of processing

In a variety of cases, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data. In detail:

You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing where one of the following conditions applies:

  1. The accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  2. The processing is unlawful and you opposed the erasure of the personal data and requested the restriction of their use instead;
  3. We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
  4. You have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours.

 

7.5 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive or transfer personal data concerning you or have us transfer them in a machine-readable form.

In detail:

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us, where

  1. The processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 a) or Article 9 (2) a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 b) GDPR; and
  2. The processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller, where technically feasible.

 

7.6 Right to object

You have the right to object to a lawful processing of your personal data by us, too, if this is justified due to your particular situation and our interests in the processing do not prevail.

In detail:

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 e) or f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. We shall no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Where we process personal data for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, you, on grounds relating to your particular situation, shall have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning you, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

 

7.7 Automated decision-making, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

There will be no automated decision-making based on the collected personal data.

 

7.8 Right to withdrawal of consent in terms of data protection law

You have the right to withdraw any consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

 

7.9 Right to complain with a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain with a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of your place of abode, your workplace or the place of the suspected breach if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.

 

8. No Automated Decision-Making

There will be no automated decision-making based on the personal data collected on this website.

 

9. Data Protection Questions

If you should have additional questions on data protection at European Space Imaging, please contact us via the website.

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