1. Basic Principles of ZUGVOGL for handling your Personal Data
ZUGVOGL strictly adheres to the following basic principles in the protection of your
- ZUGVOGL shall collect, process and use your Personal Data in accordance with the
laws and statutes on data protection of the Federal Republic of Germany and those
of the European Union.
- ZUGVOGL shall use your Personal Data solely to provide you the ZUGVOGL Services on
the Internet for which you have registered.
- ZUGVOGL will never pass your Personal Data on to any third party, neither for
advertising, nor for marketing or for any other purposes without your consent.
- With the exception of some general information about your profession you alone
decide which of the Personal Data you have made available to ZUGVOGL in your
profile may be displayed by ZUGVOGL to other members of ZUGVOGL (cf. Section 3
of these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection).
- Persons not registered with ZUGVOGL cannot not view an of your Personal Data.
The following terms used in these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection shall have
the following meanings:
- "Personal Data" shall mean all data and/or information about your profession or
- "ZUGVOGL Websites" shall mean all websites on which ZUGVOGL provides the
- "Profile" shall mean the ZUGVOGL Website where the Personal Data you have made
available to ZUGVOGL is displayed in accordance with your specifications and your
- "ZUGVOGL Members" shall mean all registered users with a visible profile.
- "ZUGVOGL Services" shall mean all registration-based services provided by
ZUGVOGL on the ZUGVOGL Websites.
- "Registration Data" shall mean the Personal Data you are obliged to make available
to ZUGVOGL in the registration process for the ZUGVOGL Services
3. What does ZUGVOGL know about you, what do you give ZUGVOGL and
ZUGVOGL Members permission to do, and what happens with your Personal Data?
3.1 Registration / Profile Data
In order for the ZUGVOGL Services to function, ZUGVOGL needs to collect and process
certain elements of your Personal Data in the course of the registration process.
First of all, this consists of the following data:
Furthermore, you will need to fill out certain mandatory fields in the course of creating
a Profile. The required information will vary depending on registering as a student or
as a company ambassador.
Company ambassador profile:
- University e-mail account
- First name, last name
- Date of birth
- University name
- Professional status/semester of study
3.2 Voluntary Data in the Profile
If you wish, you may add more information about yourself to your Profile on a
voluntary basis (hereinafter referred to as "Voluntary Data"), to allow other
ZUGVOGL Members to get to know you better and possibly encourage them to choose you
as an appropriate business contact. At the moment, you are able to choose from the
following Voluntary Data, for example: your interests, your education, companies you
have previously worked for, what you have to offer to other ZUGVOGL Members, what you
are looking for from other ZUGVOGL Members, etc. You may also upload a photograph of
yourself, if you wish. The Voluntary Data you choose to enter in your profile is
accessible to all other ZUGVOGL Members. With some of the Voluntary Data you may choose
in each individual case if the data shall be displayed to a specific other
ZUGVOGL Member. You can revoke Voluntary Data at any time by deleting the
data in question from your profile.
3.3 Contact Management
- Business e-mail account
- First name, last name
- Date of birth
- Company name
- Position (Title)
- Country, state and city of your company
The sections of the Profile Data (see section 3.1 Registration / Profile Data) made
available to ZUGVOGL when registering the student profile will be visible to ZUGVOGL
companies. Please note University grades will be passed on to the specific company only
when a student fulfils the required criteria of the company.
The sections of the Profile Data (see section 3.1 Registration / Profile Data) made
available to ZUGVOGL when registering the student profile will be visible to ZUGVOGL members.
No surnames will be visible unless a suitable student has been accepted and passed on to
the company ambassador.
Certain ZUGVOGL Members may be able to access further of your Voluntary Data in
accordance with your specifications (chosen settings) for the respective ZUGVOGL Member
in each individual case.
If you send ZUGVOGL Members a request for personal contact, these ZUGVOGL Members are
then saved in your Profile on a contact list. Should a ZUGVOGL Member confirm your
request for contact, this ZUGVOGL Member shall be listed as a so called "confirmed
contact". Confirmed and unconfirmed contacts shall be registered separate from one another.
Other ZUGVOGL Members may only ever view your list of confirmed contacts.
Other ZUGVOGL Members may send you private messages in order to establish contact with you.
ZUGVOGL has set your privacy settings under "Privacy" by default so that all ZUGVOGL
Members may send you private messages. You may restrict the ability of ZUGVOGL Members to
send you private messages at any time to the effect that either no ZUGVOGL Members or only
selected contacts may send you private messages, for example only the direct contacts of
your contacts (i.e. second-level contacts) or only third-level or fourth-level contacts.
3.4 Your comments
You can like, find interesting and comment on your contacts' activity (hereinafter
referred to as "comments"). Your comments are then visible to the network of the contact
on whose activity you commented. You can delete your comments at any time.
On the ZUGVOGL Websites, ZUGVOGL offers certain groups, forums and similar services.
Each group has one (1) or more moderator(s). The moderator decides for each group whether the
group is public or whether it is only accessible to a specific group of people, as well as
who has read and/or write access for each relevant group. This information will be displayed
on the ZUGVOGL Websites for the relevant group
Please note: where a group is specified as "public" on the ZUGVOGL Website and in the event
that the moderator has not restricted the access rights to the group, all contributions of
ZUGVOGL Members to such a group can be read by all other ZUGVOGL Members. However, any
contributions you posted on the group prior to deactivation will remain visible after the
deactivation as well. RSS readers are programs which trace updates of a website, providing
the website technically supports the so called RSS standard. Where Internet groups support
the RSS standard, the RSS reader may track if, when and which new articles have been published.
5. Appointments, Activities, Event Management
On the ZUGVOGL Websites, ZUGVOGL offers you the possibility to enter your appointments,
activities and events as well as similar services (collectively hereinafter referred to as
"events"). With this function you may manage and coordinate your events with other ZUGVOGL
Members and you may also invite other ZUGVOGL Members to specific events.
Each event has one (1) or more hosts (organisers). The host decides for each event if and
which information about the event is visible to other ZUGVOGL Members of ZUGVOGL.
ZUGVOGL provides its members with services allowing them to process their own data and/or
that of third parties. If you activate such a ZUGVOGL application or service, you are
responsible for the personal data processed on your behalf. ZUGVOGL provides you with
features for managing and, in particular, for deleting data that ZUGVOGL processes on your
behalf. You have the right and option to terminate personal data processing on your behalf at
As a registered student you may invite others to join ZUGVOGL. ZUGVOGL shall process personal
data collected in the course of the invitation on behalf of the ZUGVOGL member solely for
expanding their network, e.g. through contact suggestions, and shall not use it for any other
Invitation recipients have the right to revoke the use of their e-mail address for invitation
purposes at any time.
Please note that the following sections of your Personal Data are displayed to the recipient
of the invitation:
- Your name
- Your e-mail address
7. Search Functions
The ZUGVOGL Services offer various possibilities to search for particular ZUGVOGL Members,
including a Power Search feature and a Search Agent feature. These various search functions
may assist you, for example, in finding ZUGVOGL companies. The search functions can also help
you to initiate contact with other ZUGVOGL Members who offer exactly what you are looking for.
Thus, you can find the contacts you need - and systematically expand your personal network.
8. Newsletter, weekly status e-mails
ZUGVOGL uses the electronic e-mail address(es) you entered to send you regular newsletters,
status e-mails, advertising for similar products and services, and surveys for internal market
research purposes (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "newsletter"), unless you object
to such use. In these newsletters ZUGVOGL may inform you, among other things, about new features
on ZUGVOGL, interesting contacts and certain personal statistics.
You may choose to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by changing your notification
settings on ZUGVOGL or by sending an e-mail to the link provided at the end of each newsletter
without costs arising by virtue thereof, other than transmission costs pursuant to the
9. Cookies and pixels
"Cookies" are small files that enable us to store specific information related to you, the
User, on your PC or other end device while using the ZUGVOGL services. Cookies help to analyse
usage frequency, the number of people who use our website, user behaviour on our website,
advertising effectiveness, and to increased security and tailor our service offering to
After you have logged in to the ZUGVOGL Services with your username and password, ZUGVOGL
uses so-called "session cookies" in order to identify you during the course of your session.
Upon the termination of your session, the session cookie will be automatically deleted.
You can save session cookies on your computer to enable automatic login for subsequent
sessions by activating the function: "Login automatically on this computer". Session cookies
will then store parts of your login data in encrypted form. If you select automatic login,
please be aware that this will then only be possible on the same computer on which the cookie
was first saved, i.e. an automatic login on two (2) different computers is not possible.
ZUGVOGL Services also use "permanent cookies" to record information about visitors to the
ZUGVOGL Websites who repeatedly use the ZUGVOGL Services. Permanent cookies are designed
to help us continually improve the products and services we offer you. Permanent cookies do
not contain personal information such as your name, IP address, etc., meaning that we do not
generate profiles based on user behaviour.
You can edit the settings of your browser to prevent cookies from being stored, to limit the
storage of cookies to certain websites, or such that your browser informs you every time a
cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC’s hard drive at any time. Third-party
cookies could also be stored on your PC or end device when using ZUGVOGL and/or ZUGVOGL
applications which are partially or entirely provided by third parties. You can prevent such
cookies from being stored in your browser by adjusting the browser settings accordingly.
We also use pixel-based and cookie-based conversion tracking technologies in order to be
able to measure the success of our advertising campaigns, for example. To this end we use
technologies provided by Google, Yahoo!, etc. The following links contain information these
providers have published with regard to cookies and opting out:
We need to analyse the browsing behaviour of visitors to our platform in order to optimise
our services. To this end, we use web analysis methods that track ZUGVOGL users and third
parties who visit the ZUGVOGL platform. The purpose of collecting and evaluating this data is
analyses methods also provide us with figures pertaining to the number of visitors, temporal
distribution, preferred content, length of time spent on a page, etc.
We use Google Analytics and SparkPost as our web analysis tool in conjunction with cookies.
Web analysis is performed pseudonymously, meaning that we are unable to directly deduce
information regarding your person when performing web analyses. The cookies used during web
analysis contain an ID which allows us to identify your end device’s browser.
Every device that accesses the internet to transfer data requires a unique address known as
an IP address. Due to how the internet works, IP addresses have to be temporarily saved from
a technical perspective. However, IP addresses are abridged prior to any processing and only
processed in anonymised form. Full IP addresses are never saved or processed but will appear
in the server logs.
Geolocation, i.e. the identification of the real-world geographic location of a website
visitor, takes place solely on the basis of the anonymised IP address and only at a regional
level. This means that it is never possible to determine the specific place of residence of a
user as a result of geolocation.
For the purpose of recognising computer systems, audience measurement either uses a cookie
with the identifier “ioam.de”, a local storage object, or an anonymous signature which is
created on the basis of various data automatically relayed by your browser. The cookie is
valid for a maximum of one (1) year.
10. Log Files/Mobile Handshake
Each time you access a website from the ZUGVOGL Websites, ZUGVOGL will save the following
data in a log file (the so called "server log"):
This log file will be stored by ZUGVOGL in the standardised "combined" log file format for the
Apache web server. ZUGVOGL will not store your IP address once you leave the ZUGVOGL Websites.
Except for legislation regarding the storage of data, Users’ IP addresses will be deleted or
anonymised once they end their session on the ZUGVOGL Websites. Anonymisation means that IP
addresses are modified in such a way that specific personal and/or factual information cannot
be attributed to a certain identified or identifiable person or can only be attributed by
deploying a disproportionately large amount of time, effort and cost.
- The time, status, and amount of the transferred data, as well as the website from
which you have reached the requested page of the ZUGVOGL Websites
(the so-called "referrer")
- The product and release information from your Internet browser
(the so called "user agent").
ZUGVOGL uses the data from this log file in anonymous form without reference to your person
for statistical purposes. In doing so, ZUGVOGL may analyse on which days and at which time
the ZUGVOGL Websites are particularly frequented and how much data volume is created on the
ZUGVOGL Websites. Furthermore, by using the log file, ZUGVOGL can identify defects on the
ZUGVOGL Websites, such as defective hyperlinks or program defects, and thus continually
improve the quality of the ZUGVOGL Websites. ZUGVOGL does not attribute the website demands
stored in the log file to specific individual users. However, ZUGVOGL reserves the right to
review the log files if ZUGVOGL has reasonable cause to believe that the member is using
ZUGVOGL Services and/or ZUGVOGL Websites in breach of contractual agreements or the applicable
legislation. In doing this, ZUGVOGL is protecting other ZUGVOGL Members and users, the safety
of ZUGVOGL Members’ and users' data, as well as ZUGVOGL Websites and the ZUGVOGL Services.
Membership of ZUGVOGL Services is reserved for persons who have reached the legal age of
18. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for the protection of their children's privacy.