The VDI shall process and use personal data only if the BDSG (German federal data protection act) or any other legal provision permits or prescribes them or if the data subject has consented.
Public procedure statement
The BDSG stipulates in §4 g that the person responsible for data protection must publish the following information for the general public, in a suitable manner, according to § 4 e:
Particulars of the responsible place of business (§ 4e section 1 nos. 1-3 BDSG)
|1. Name of the responsible place of business:||VDI The Association of Engineers|
|2. Executive Board of the VDI pursuant to § 26 BGB:|
|President:||Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Bruno O. Braun|
|Chairman of the
Financial Advisory Committee:
|Dipl.-oec. Peter Urban|
|Executive Director:||Dr.-Ing. Willi Fuchs|
|Person responsible for processing of personal data:||Ruth Bienemann|
|3. Address of the responsible place of business:||VDI-Platz 1
Notices (§ 4e Satz 1 Nrn. 4-8 BDSG)
4. The purposes of collecting, processing and using data:
As per the statutes of the (non-profit) association, the main purpose is the management of membership relations, as well as relations with customers and other interested parties. Additional purposes are the administration and management of personnel and suppliers. All collecting, processing and using data is done in order to carry out the above-mentioned purposes.
5. Description of the groups of persons affected, and the associated data or data categories:
Member and customer data, employee data as well as data on suppliers if this data is necessary to carry out the purposes named in point 4.
6. Recipients or categories of recipients that may be informed of the data:
Public institutions that receive the data due to legal regulations, external contractors (service enterprises) according to § 11 of the BDSG, as well as external institutions, including affiliated VDI companies and internal VDI divisions, e.g. partners involved in fulfilling the purposes named in point 4.
7. Rules governing the period of time for the deletion of data:
Legislators have issued diverse obligations and periods of time concerning the storage of data. After these periods of time have expired, the corresponding data are routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer necessary for fulfilling the purposes named in point 4. Data that are not affected by this are deleted when the purposes named in point 4 are no longer applicable.
8. Planned data transferral to third countries:
Data transferral to third countries is being planned, specifically to countries where there are VDI Chapters. These are first and foremost other EU member countries, where the data protection laws are similar to those in Germany. Additionally we are planning data transferral to the United States of America. The precondition for this, however, is agreement on a standard contract agreement for transferring personal data to contract partners in third countries in accordance with Directive 95/46/E-COMMERCE of the European Parliament. Only the member data named in point 5 are to be transferred within the framework of the main purposes named in point 4.
VDI The Association of Engineers
Data Protection Officer
PO Box 10 11 39
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