Data protection

BASIC PRINCIPLE

Air Berlin PLC & Co Luftverkehr KG (in insolvency) (airberlin) is committed to protecting your privacy. These data protection principles were developed by airberlin to give you, the customer, an overview of how personal data is collected, stored, processed, passed on and transmitted by us when you visit/have visited our pages or use/have used our services.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT?

We collect personal data from you when you visit our pages or use our services. This includes the following information:

  • Registration and use information: When you register to use our services by creating an account, we collect personal data necessary to provide the services you have requested. Depending on the services selected, you may be required to provide your name, address, telephone number, email address and other identifying information in order to create an account. If necessary, we ask you to provide us with further personal data when you use our services
  • Data collected in the course of the performance of our services: In order to be able to provide the service you require, we collect and store a range of data, such as device information, technical usage data, location data, error logs and data.
  • Other data we collect when you use our websites or services: We may collect additional information from you or about you when you communicate with us, contact our customer support teams or participate in a survey. Anonymized data about your computer hardware and software is also automatically collected by airberlin and such data may be passed on to other websites within the airberlin website system. This data may contain the following information: Your country of origin, language setting, browser type, domain name, access time and corresponding website addresses. This data is used by airberlin to operate the websites, to maintain quality and to compile general statistics on the use of the airberlin websites.

airberlin does not collect or use sensitive personal information such as religion, race and political affiliation.

Data collected on an airberlin website or an airberlin service may be shared within airberlin, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

airberlin recommends that you read the data protection guarantees of websites that you can access via links from airberlin so that you understand how those websites collect, use and pass on your data. airberlin shall not be responsible for contents and data protection guarantees of websites outside the airberlin websites.

WHY DO WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We keep personal data in an identifiable format for the minimum period required by law or regulation or necessary for our business purposes. We store personal data for longer periods of time than legally required if this is in our legitimate business interest and not prohibited by law.

When your account is closed, we may take steps to mask personal data and other information, but we reserve the right to retain and access the information for as long as required by applicable law.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

airberlin and its service partners collect your personal data and use it to operate the airberlin websites and to provide the services you have requested.

airberlin may pass on personal data to other service providers who perform services and functions based on our instructions and on our behalf. For example, these service providers provide you with services, verify your identity, support us in processing transactions, send you advertising for our products and services or offer you customer support.

With your consent, airberlin uses your personally identifiable data to inform you about services available from airberlin. airberlin may also contact you for surveys to ask about your opinion concerning current services and potential new services that may be offered.

airberlin does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. airberlin may contact you on behalf of your external business partners (e.g. credit card companies) to process your inquiries. In those cases your personally identifiable data (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) will not be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent at any time and free of charge.

We may disclose information about you to third parties for business reasons or in case disclosure is permitted or required by law. This applies in the following cases:

  • if we are obliged to comply with any law, legal decision or regulation,
  • to law enforcement agencies, other government officials or other third parties based on a subpoena, court order or other legal process or requirement if airberlin software or the airberlin group are affected,
  • if we believe, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of personal information is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical damage or financial loss or to assist in the investigation of a possible or actual illegal activity;
  • to investigate violations of user agreements or other legal provisions applicable to our services or to enforce these legal instruments;
  • to protect our assets, services and rights.

In addition, airberlin may share aggregated statistical data with third parties such as other companies and the public. This information does not personally identify you and does not include any information about your use of the websites or services. We will not pass on your personal data to third parties for their marketing activities without your consent.

USE OF COOKIES

Some of our Internet pages use so-called cookies. These are used to make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS (LIKE-BUTTON)

Our pages include plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thus receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you may link the contents of our pages in your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or their use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the facebook privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", i.e. text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl

We use the "IP Anonymization Activation" function on this website. However, this will cause Google to shorten your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE USE OF TWITTER

Our pages include functions of the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc, Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter in this process.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not acquire any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or the way in which it is used by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter's privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

SECURITY

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data managed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

RIGHT OF OBJECTION AND RIGHT TO INFORMATION

You have the right to free information about your personal data stored with us, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing at any time, as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data.

If you have any questions that this data protection declaration could not answer, you can contact us at any time via the contact details given in the imprint.