Policy on data protection, Google Analytics and cookies
If personal or business data (email addresses, names, postal addresses) can be entered in the context of the Internet offer, such data are disclosed by the user expressly on a voluntary basis. The use of all services offered is - if technically possible and reasonable - permitted even without the provision of such data or with the provision of anonymised data or under a pseudonym. Third parties are not permitted to use contact details such as postal addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses disclosed in the context of the publishing notes to send information that has not been explicitly requested. The right to take legal measures against the sender of spam e-mails in case of breach of this prohibition is expressly reserved.
Information on access (date, time, visited site) may be stored on the server through a visit of the Service Provider's website. Such data are not personal data but are anonymised. Such information will be assessed for statistical purposes only. Such information will not be passed on to any third party, neither for commercial nor non-commercial purposes.
The Service Provider expressly underlines that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. by e-mail) has loopholes and cannot be fully protected against access by third parties.
We will collect, use and manage your personal data on this website only if
- there is a justified interest in the context of operation of this website, particularly to answer questions, make available services and/or information intended for you;
- if you have consented to the use for the concretely designated lawful purposes;
- we are legally obliged to do so.
By filling in the forms provided on our website, you provide us with your personal data. Such data are for instance name, position, company, contact details such as business email address, telephone number and business postal address and your personal selection criteria as regards concrete requests or services. We use such personal data to process your request and/or render requested services or supply requested information.
If you wish to see, confirm, revise, correct, update, supplement, anonymize, block, limit or delete your personal data and/or the use of your personal data by us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies and local storage of the browser
"Cookies" are small pieces of data which enable us to save specific information on your PC which is related to you while you are visiting our platform. Cookies help us to determine how often our platform is used and by how many users and to make our offers to you as safe, convenient and efficient as possible.
We use session cookies which are temporarily stored while you use our platform. We use as well permanent cookies to store information about computers which repeatedly access our website. This enables us to offer you optimum user guidance and "recognise" you. A permanent cookie only consists of an identification number. The validity period of a permanent cookie is 60 days; the cookie is automatically deleted upon expiration of that 60-day period. Name, IP address or other information regarding your true identity are not stored and we do not set up any individual profiles regarding your pattern of use.
You may use our platform without cookies. You may deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser settings (e.g. under extras / Internet options), limit them to certain websites or set up your browser so that you are informed you when a cookie is sent.
You may delete cookies from the hard disk of your PC at any time (e.g. Firefox: Extras > Settings > Data protection > Show cookies > Delete cookie / Delete all cookies; Internet explorer: Extras > Internet options > Delete general browser history / Cookies). At the following links, you will find detailed information to deactivate cookies in well-established browsers
Please note, however, that disabling cookie storage means that you will have limited presentation of our platform and limited user guidance.
We use Google Analytics, a website statistics service of Google Inc. (hereinafter "Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. pieces of text data that are stored on your computer and enable your use of our platform to be analysed. The information provided by the cookie concerning your use of our platform is regularly transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, because the IP address is rendered anonymous on our websites, your IP address is abbreviated by Google before transmission within the Member States of the European Union and to other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse your use of our platform in order to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services to us relating to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You may prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please be advised that then you may be unable to fully use all functions of our platform. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of our platform (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. More detailed information on this is available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that, on our platform, the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" has been integrated in Google Analytics to ensure that IP addresses are recorded in anonymous form (IP masking).
Further, Google Maps may be displayed. For this purpose, corresponding program libraries or map contents are retrieved from Google servers. We underline that such use may call up external Google servers in the USA. The respective data protection notices of Google apply.