Imprint & Privacy Policy

Here you can find out who is responsible for the content of this website and what kind of data is used when you access it.

Imprint

Responsible for the content of this website:

Nico Semsrott

Member of the European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60

1047 Brussels
Belgium

Phone: +32 2 28 45439

e-mail: nico.semsrott@europarl.europa.eu

Privacy policy

Nico's website nicosemsrott.eu is designed to make use of your personal data as little as possible. If we do need access to your personal data for a certain reason, we will either ask for your consent or let you know.

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Firstly, it is a very long term. Besides that, it is a legal act implemented by the European Union to ensure that data protection within the EU Member States is set at a uniform minimum standard. For example, the GDPR determines whether website operators may, in certain cases, pass your data onto third parties. These rules apply in all member states of the European Union.

To explain this using an example: You decide to take part in an online contest to win a pillow. You need to provide your e-mail address to enter. Yours happens to include your first and last name. Because this counts as personal information, the GDPR grants you the right to request that the people running the contest delete your data, including your e-mail address, after the contest has ended, and that they do not save any information about you. If they indeed planned to do this, they would first have had to inform you first and obtain your consent. The contest organisers could have a financial interest in storing your data. For instance, they could pass it onto the company that provided the pillow prize, saying: "Hey, Person XYZ is clearly interested in pillows. Send them some advertising, maybe they will be willing to buy what they didn’t win." This may sound fine, but then your data could be passed on to more and more companies, and soon, every time you log onto the Internet, you could be flooded with pillow advertisements (hey Amazon!). But what if you don’t like pillows? Then replace them in this theoretical example with any product you desire...knives, laxatives, sex toys, whatever.

What is personal data?

Personal data is data that directly identifies a person - one’s first and last name, for instance. But data that makes it possible to identify a person, such as an e-mail address, also counts.

What does data minimization actually mean?

Who is responsible for processing personal data?

In accordance with Art. 4 No. 7 of the GDPR, the person responsible for processing your personal data is:

Nico Semsrott

Member of the European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60

1047 Brussels
Belgium

Phone: +32 2 28 45439

e-mail: nico.semsrott@europarl.europa.eu

To what all does this privacy policy apply?

The privacy policy applies to the websites nicosemsrott.eu and www.nicosemsrott.eu. This will also be referred to below as "Nico’s website" or "the website."

What kind of data we need and why

Access data

What? When you visit Nico's website, your device automatically transfers certain data. This data is called access data. Your device is the device used access the website, such as your smartphone or computer.
The following access data is transmitted to us:

Why? This data is technically necessary to enable you to use the website and to ensure the connection between your end device and the web servers we use.

How? The access data is temporarily stored for the duration of your connection to Nico's website.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the use of the session cookie is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR, to make Nico's website secure and prevent misuse.

Contact form

What? When you send us a message via the contact form, the following personal data is transferred to us:

Why? We use this information to process your message and reply to you. After we have processed your message, we will save the information in case you contact us with questions.

Legal basis: Before you send us a message via the contact form, you must consent to your data being used as described above. This consent is the legal basis for the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR.

Cookies

What? When you visit Nico's website, a so-called session cookie may be stored. Cookies are small text files containing information that is stored in your browser. Session cookies are usually only valid for a short period of time, after which they are automatically deleted by your browser.

Why? The session cookie allows us to associate several consecutive page views of yours with each other. This is necessary on Nico's website, for example, to show you a message after you have filled out the contact form. We also use the session cookie to implement security measures. These measures are used, for example, to prevent the automated sending of messages via the contact form.

How? We use a session cookie that is valid for two hours. The name of the session cookie is kirby_session.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the use of the session cookie is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR, to make Nico's website secure and prevent misuse.

Deactivate cookies: You can set your browser so that it does not store cookies. Instructions on how to do this can usually be found on your browser's website, e.g. for Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. If you deactivate cookies, you can still use Nico's website. However, some functions, such as the contact form, may not be available to you.

Order processor

We use the web hosting service provider Uberspace to host the website:
Uberspace - Jonas Pasche, Kaiserstr. 15, 55116 Mainz

We have concluded a so-called "contract for order processing" with the service provider in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. This ensures that the service provider uses your personal data exclusively for the provision of the website and its functions.

Your rights

You have a number of rights when your personal data is being used: