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‘VDEGUEST’ WI-FI Data Protection Statement

We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of data protection laws as well as with this Data Protection Statement. The information below will inform you about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and processing of your personal data in connection with the use of our ‘VDEGUEST’ WI-FI (hereinafter referred to as ‘VDEGUEST WI-FI’) . You can find further data protection information under Data protection information – VDE Services GmbH

This information is intended for users of our ‘VDEGUEST’ WI-FI. 

1. Identity of the data controller 

VDE Services GmbH
represented by the Managing Director
Merianstr. 28
63069 Offenbach

Tel. +49 69 6308-700 

(hereinafter referred to as ‘VDE’) is the data controller.

2.    Data Protection Officer

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at:
Data Protection Officer
VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V.
Merianstr. 28
65069 Offenbach am Main

Phone +49 69 6308-0

3. Purpose and legal basis of processing of personal data

Information is stored in our router when using VDEGUEST WI-FI. The following information is collected without any action on your part and is stored until it is deleted: The MAC address (Media Access Control address) of your device that is using VDEGUEST WI-FI as well as entry and exit times into and out of VDEGUEST WI-FI. The MAC address – also called ‘physical address’, ‘airport ID’, ‘Ethernet ID’ or ‘WI-FI address’ depending on the manufacturer – is the unique hardware address that enables the unique assignment of each device. Itis stored in the hardware, particularly in network cards in computers, telephones, laptops or access points. 
The data mentioned above will be processed by us to ensure the smooth use of our VDEGUEST WI-FI within the scope of technical necessity and to detect, investigate and prosecute violations of the terms of use of our free VDEGUEST WI-FI.

Legal basis:

We process this data in accordance with Article 6 (1) p. 1 f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest comes from the purposes for data processing listed above, without violating the interests or basic rights of the data subject.

4. Storage period

The data in our router will be deleted after two months at the latest.

5. Cooperation with contract processors and third parties

As a matter of principle, your personal data is processed by us. VDE only transmits data to third parties when there is a corresponding legal basis; in particular, this is the case if consent has been given to such transmission to third parties, if this is required in order to perform a contract, or if this is necessary in order to comply with statutory requirements obliging us to provide information, report or pass on data. 

In some cases, we use external service providers (order processors) to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by instructions and are checked regularly. These are external service providers who provide us with technical support (web hosting providers, programmers). This is carried out based on order processing contracts in accordance with Article 28 GDPR.

SubcontractorsPersonal data collected, processing location and deletion periods.Purpose
Cisco Meraki
Meraki, LLC
500 Terry François Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94158, United States
(Attn: Legal)


VDE uses Cisco Meraki (MR) as a network management system, which requires ‘management data’ that also are personal data. 

Service providers in a third country are only commissioned if the particular requirements of Article 44 et seq. GDPR are fulfilled.

6. Your rights

If the statutory requirements are met, you have the right to request access to your personal data and data processing (Article 15 GDPR), correction, deletion and restriction of your personal data and data processing (Articles 16 through 18 GDPR) and transmission of your personal data (Article 20 GDPR).
If the statutory requirements are met pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you also have a right to object to data processing. If the statutory requirements are met, you can withdraw the consent you have given in full or in part at any time with future effect.