Thank you for your interest in our company's world wide web portal.
During your visit to our portal, the protection of your personal and private data in the course of data collection, processing and use is of prime importance to us. We have taken technical and organisational precautions to make sure that all regulations on data protection are strictly adhered to by us as well as external service providers.
In the following we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and using the data provided by you.
1. Data collection and processing
Personal data provide information about your identity, for example details of your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
In general you can visit our website without entering any personal data, e.g. if you simply wish to obtain information about our products and visit the respective pages. The access to our homepage and any access to a file in our homepage are recorded for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following is recorded: The name of the accessed file, date and time of access, data transmitted, report on successful access, web browser and enquiring domain. However, there is no transfer of any personal data of yours, and this information is saved separately from any personal data which may have been transmitted. In addition, the IP address of the enquiring PC is recorded. Please consider the following notes on "Google Analytics".
In some special cases we do, however, need your name and address as well as additional data in order to be able to provide the required service. Such additional, personal data is only collected and saved if you provide the data out of your own free will, e.g. when you make an enquiry, register with us, send a job application or an application as a potential supplier or if you wish to place an order and we require such data for processing it.
You may object to the use of your data at any time by sending an e-mail message to email@example.com.
2. Purpose, use and transfer of personal data
If you make personal data available to us we shall only use such data for answering your queries and for processing service enquiries (orders and the execution of the same, participation in competitions et alia), in connection with promotional measures, to give you access to certain information or offers, or the use of information and communication systems and as far as legally permitted.
We shall collect, process and use the personal data made available by you solely for the purposes indicated. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties or transferred in any other way if this serves the purpose of carrying out the activities mentioned above, e.g. for the use of external service providers (for example for the transport of the goods ordered) or if you have given us prior consent. Such third parties are not permitted to use the data for other purposes.
Naturally we respect your decision should you not wish to pass on your personal data for the support of our customer relations (especially for direct marketing or for market research purposes).
We shall only disclose our customers' personal data if we are legally obliged to, or if a court decision forces us to do so, or if the data transfer is necessary to enforce or protect our General Terms of Business or other agreements. The same applies to the saving of data.
A data transfer for commercial purposes is not permitted.
Our staff and our subcontractors and service providers are sworn to secrecy and to adhere to the regulations of the German Data Protection Act. Access to personal data is restricted to our staff members who require such data for their professional activities.
Your saved personal data will be deleted as soon as you withdraw your consent to save such data, or if we no longer need such data for the purpose of data saving, or if saving such data is not permitted for any legal reasons unless the legal regulations regarding the saving of such data prohibits us the deletion; in this case, the data will be blocked instead of deleted.
We will be pleased to inform you about the personal data we have saved upon written request. We shall do our utmost to save your personal data by using all technological and organisational means in such a way that it is impossible for third parties to access your personal data. In the case of e-mail communication by we cannot guarantee total data security, and we therefore recommend to pass on confidential information by post.
If you visit one of our websites it is possible that we place information on your computer by means of cookies. Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to your browser and saved on the hard disc of your computer.
The information saved in cookies serve the purpose of recognizing you straight away upon your next visit to our websites and to make our range more user-friendly, e.g. by facilitating navigation. Cookies permit us to adapt a website to your interests or to save your password which means that you do not have to enter it each and every time.
Of course you can also visit our website without involving cookies. If you do not wish us to recognize your computer you can prevent the cookies from being saved on your hard disc by opting for "no cookies accepted" in your browser. For further details please refer to the instructions of your browser producer. If you do not accept cookies this may lead to a restricted function of our product range presentation.
6. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a webpage analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and allow analyses to be made of how you use the website. The information generated by cookies concerning your use of this website is usually transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, if IP anonymization is activated on the website, your IP address will be shortened by Google before this happens, provided you are in a European Union member state or another state that has entered into the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In this case, the full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use the information it gathers to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide other services for the website operator relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics process will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. Furthermore, to prevent Google from capturing and processing the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) you can download and install the browser plugin available at the following link. The current link is - http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above, provided that you have not taken any of the proposed measures to prevent such data being transmitted to Google. Consent to the collection and storage of data may be withdrawn at any time for future use.
Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()" extension. IP addresses are therefore only collected and processed in shortened form, meaning that they cannot be linked directly to any individual.
7. Changes to data privacy protection
We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this is necessary because of technical development. In such cases we will adapt our information on data protection accordingly. Please always read the up-to-date version of our data privacy protection information.
If you use external links offered on our Internet pages our data privacy protection does not cover such links. If we offer links we try to make sure that they, too, adhere to our data privacy protection and security regulations. However, we cannot guarantee that other providers adhere to the data privacy protection and security regulations. Please obtain information on websites of other providers regarding their data protection regulations.
9. Children and adolescents
No person under the age of 18 should transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardian. We would also like to point out explicitly that we neither specifically ask for personal data of children or adolescents not collect nor pass on such data to third parties.
10. Responsible department / right of objection / contact
You may withdraw your consent to the collection and saving of your personal data at any time. If you have any queries regarding our data protection or if you wish to have corrections or deletions made, please contact us by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org. or by post: virtual identity AG , "Datenschutz", Grünwälderstraße 10-14, 79098 Freiburg, Germany.
This English translation has been done with greatest care. However, we cannot be held liable for the precision and correctness of the translation. If in doubt, the original German version shall prevail.