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Information regarding the collection, processing and use of personal data (data protection statement) within the operation of www.disarb.org by the German Arbitration Institute (DIS).

The German Arbitration Institute (DIS), Beethovenstr. 5-13, 50674 Cologne (hereinafter “provider” /“we”, “us” etc.) takes the protection of your personal data seriously. We collect, process and use your personal data, which you have voluntarily provided to us by visiting our website according to the requirements of legislative provisions. Personal data is all data which is saved in connection with your name. Please note that the content of www.disarb.org includes links to websites, to which this data protection statement is not applicable.

1.) Collection and processing of your data

If you register for one of our personalised services (e.g., members directory), order a product or register for an event, we will ask for your name and other personal data. We save and process the data which you provide to us in the context of the registration or ordering process. In addition, we collect and process the following usage data as a matter of course: the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us, the web pages which you visit on our website and the time and duration of your visit. In case of database queries, we also collect and process the selected and downloaded files.

We save and process your personal data to the extent necessary for the provision of services, contract performance, accounting and advertising purposes.

2.) Transfer of your data

We use your personal data only within the DIS. We transfer your personal data to third parties only on the basis of the strict German data protection legislation or your explicit consent. In the event that personal data is provided to service providers in the context of commissioned data processing, these service providers will also be bound by the German data protection legislation and other legal provisions and may only act upon our instructions. If you do not agree with the use of your personal data for advertising purposes you may object at any time and we will block your data for this purpose.

3.) Use of cookies

Cookies are small files, which are used as identifiers. We transfer these cookies via your web browser to your computer’s hard drive and are able to read these during your current or subsequent visit to our website. Our cookies are protected by the security standards of your web browser against use by third parties. Cookies enable our systems to recognise your browser, to conveniently log you in automatically to our website or to only show you advertisements in a restricted way. Cookies enable you to use our services as conveniently as possible. Should you nevertheless wish to deactivate the cookies, please use the help function of your web browser to learn how to prevent your web browser from accepting new cookies, how to be informed about new cookies or how to deactivate all accepted cookies. In light of the foregoing reasons, however, we recommend leaving the cookies function completely activated.

4.) Data collection and processing on this website

Information about our website’s visitors is very important to us and helps us to continually improve our website. This is why we collect and save the anonymised data which your web browser provides to us on www.dis-arb.de. Such data includes, inter alia, the following information:

• browser type and version used
• operating system used
• the domain name of the website from which the visitor came
• hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
• number of visitors on www.dis-arb.de, as well as the average period of time spent on the website
• web pages visited
• time of the server inquiry

This data is not relatable to any specific person and is collected in order to design our services in a more attractive and more interesting way for you. You can opt-out of this tracking:


5.) Information and data correction

Upon request, we can inform you at any time about the personal data, which is saved by us. In the event that -- despite our attempts to ensure that the information is correct, complete and up to date -- any of the saved information is incorrect, we will rectify this instantly at your request.

If you have further questions about data protection, please contact us (dis@disarb.org).

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