Data Protection Policy
1. General remarks
This data protection policy informs the users of this website about the collection, processing or use of personal data by the service provider and its data processors during the use of this website on the basis of applicable data protection laws. It is not intended to establish a consent by the user.
2. Collection, processing and use of basic user data
If you use external links which are provided on our website, this data protection declaration does not apply to these links. Please consult the data protection policies provided on the websites of such external providers about data processing on such websites. Collection, processing and use of basic user data
You are not required to disclose personal data including identifiers like your name, address, telephone number and email address in order to use our website.
In certain cases, however, we need your name, address and further details in order to be able to provide a service that you have requested (e.g. if you request information materials, order goods or have individual inquiries). In such case you will have to explicitly insert such information into a form provided on our website.
It is up to you whether you supply this information, but you may not make use of the service if mandatory information is missing. If we ask you for further data, this is given voluntarily and marked as such. Personal data is only processed in order to provide the service requested and for our own justified business interests.
3. Collection, processing and use of usage data
When using our websites, the following data is automatically transmitted to our server and stored for organizational and technical reasons to provide the services of our website: the names of the webpages you selected, the browser you used and your operating system; date and time of access; search engines used; names of downloaded files and your IP address.
We analyze this technical data by using pseudonyms and purely for statistical purposes in order to be able to optimize our internet presence constantly and make our internet provision even more attractive. This data is stored separately from other personal information on secure systems and not connected with your personal identifiers (to the extent submitted to us). No conclusions are drawn about individual persons. You are entitled to object to such pseudonymous use by informing us under firstname.lastname@example.org, in which case we will delete all data on you.
When you visit one of our webpages, we may file information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files which are sent by a web server to your browser and stored on the hard disk of your computer.
Apart from the internet protocol address no personal data concerning the user is stored. We only use session cookies or other cookies that are required to provide a service requested by you. E.g. this information serves to recognize you automatically when you visit sub-websites or our website and to make navigation easier for you. For example, cookies allow us to adapt a website to your interests or – to the extent required – to save your password so that you do not need to enter it again each time.
You can view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer you can prevent cookies being stored on your device by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Please see your browser manufacturer’s instructions for more details onhow to do this. However, not accepting cookies may limit the functions our website offers.
5. Users rights
You have the right to request information about the data which we store about you, to correct any information and have incorrect data deleted. In order to exercise these rights, please send an email to email@example.com.
6. Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses so-called “cookies” (see already above), text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information does not contain any personal data and will not be used to identify you. In particular, your IP address will not be saved completely but rather anonymized by deleting the last digits of the IP address. Google uses this information to analyze your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities for us and provide further services connected with website and Internet use. Google will pass this information on to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this information on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google create a connection between your IP address and other data stored by Google. You can revoke your given consent into the use of Google Analytics with future effect and prohibit the future collection and storage of data at any time by either writing to us at the address above, deleting all cookies and deactivating the future saving of cookies by using the respective settings on the browser you are using or by using Google Analytics’s deactivation add-on (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) if this is available for your browser.