The controller responsible for processing has integrated components provided by the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a social meeting place operated on the internet – an online community that usually allows users to communicate and interact with one another in the virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or enables the online community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook allows users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.
The company that operates Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The controller responsible for personal data processing where a data subject lives outside the US or Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed that is operated by the controller responsible for processing and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plugin) has been integrated, the Facebook component in question automatically causes the web browser on the data subject’s IT system to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. You will find a complete overview of all the Facebook plugins at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_GB. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives information about which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting.
If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject accesses our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the data subject’s Facebook account in question. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, such as the ‘Like’ button, or if the data subject makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the data subject’s personal Facebook user account and stores this personal data.
Facebook always receives information through the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Facebook while accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component. If the data subject does not want this information to be sent to Facebook, they can prevent such transfer by logging out of their Facebook account before accessing our website.
The data policy published by Facebook, available at https:/en-gb.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about Facebook’s collection, processing and use of personal data. It also explains the potential settings Facebook offers to protect the data subject’s privacy. In addition, various apps are available that enable suppression of data transfer to Facebook. The data subject can use such applications to suppress data transfer to Facebook.