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Privacy policies

It is our explicit aim to protect the personal rights of our customers and business partners.

Here you can read how we ensure confidentiality of your personal data and respect your right to informational self-determination.

Confidentiality of personal data

All of our employees dealing with personal data within the frame of their job duties are bound to discretion and orderly handling of the data and system.

Use of personal data

If any personal data are transmitted via this website within a request or a purchase, for example, the transmitter agrees that his business or personal details will be electronically recorded and processed for any legally required actions.

We will save and process these data solely for the purpose of your personal support, and the transmission of product information or the submission of service offers, as far as this is necessary within the frame of each individual case. Your data will not be used for any other purposes. We will treat your provided information discretely and in accordance with the valid data protection laws. You may object to this use of personal data at any time.

We ensure that your personal data will never be passed on to third parties, except in the case of a statutory obligation or if you have previously given your consent.

Your rights

On request, we will inform you in writing about whether/which of your persona data have been saved. Should any information be falsely stored, despite our efforts to guarantee the accuracy and up-to-dateness of data, we will immediately amend this on your request. Your data will only be used upon your approval. Should you wish to withdraw your approval afterwards, please inform us informally so that we can block or delete your data.

Use of non-personal data

All users of our website, whether customers or not, agree that, to ensure proper functioning of the website, some necessary non-personal data are electronically stored and processed.

These data are stored in cookies (session cookies), whose purpose is to make the website function. These cookies are non-personal: they identify the computer, not the user. In order to correctly display information, these cookies are only necessary and important during one session. We are obliged never to conduct any analysis of these cookies. The cookies may be deleted any time after leaving the website, as they may be newly created when re-visiting the website.

Cookies neither disclose nor contain any personal details whatsoever. Cookies are not able to read out any information from your computer or work with other cookies on your hard disk. Cookies, however, enable us to make sure your visit to our website goes smoothly and that we recognise you on any subsequent visit.

We use this data solely to ensure the functionality of the website. After leaving our domain, the data relevant to the website will be residuelessly deleted.

In your browser you have the option of rejecting these cookies: however, you must then take into account the possibility that the website may not work properly.

This website uses Google Analytics, one of Google Inc.'s web analysis services ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of the website.

On this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). Because of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.

On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

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.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/.

We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not agree to this, you can disable this via the Ads Preferences Manager.

By using this website, you give your consent to the data collected about you being processed by Google in the aforesaid manner and for the aforesaid purpose.

 

Data security on the internet

Please consider that the World Wide Web is a publicly accessible system. Anytime personal data are voluntarily disclosed online this is done at one's own risk. Your data may be lost in transit or fall into the hands of unauthorised persons.

 

Note on social plug-ins

Facebook

On our website we use "share" plug-ins of the social network facebook.com. This is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A list of the current plug-ins can be viewed on the page http://developers.facebook.com/plugins. The Facebook "Like" plug-in is not used on our website.

We have integrated the plug-ins in our online presence such that an automatic connection to the Facebook servers will not be established. You will recognise the Facebook button by the white "f" on blue background. If you would like to use the social plug-ins click on the respective button. Only then a connection to Facebook will be activated.

According to information by Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=186325668085084 the following information is sent to Facebook: date and time of your visit to our website, the website (URL), the IP address, the type of web browser and the operating system used.

As soon as you activate the button by clicking on it a connection to the Facebook servers will be established. This tells Facebook that you have visited our website. If you are logged in on Facebook as a member while visiting our website Facebook will assign the information mentioned above to your account.

If you want to prevent Facebook from assigning this information to your account you will have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the web pages do not receive detailed information about the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. For information on the purpose and extent of data collection and onward processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your rights in this regard and the available settings options for protecting your privacy please visit the Facebook privacy policy information on: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Twitter

On our website we use plug-ins of the social network twitter.com. This is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.  A list of the current plug-ins can be viewed on the page http://twitter.com/about/resources/logos.

We have integrated the Twitter plug-ins in our online presence such that an automatic connection to the Twitter servers will not be  established. You will recognise the Twitter button by the "blue flying bird" on a light-blue background. If you would like to use the social plug-ins click on the respective button. Only then a connection to Twitter will be activated.

As soon as you activate the button by clicking on it a connection to the Twitter servers will be established. This tells Twitter that you have visited our website. Apart from your IP address Twitter may also collect data about the web browser used. If you are logged in on Twitter as a member while visiting our website Twitter will assign the information mentioned above to your account.

If you want to prevent Twitter from assigning this information to your account you will have to log out of Twitter before visiting our website.  We would like to point out that we as the provider of the web pages do not receive detailed information about the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For further information please go to Twitter's privacy statement on http://twitter.com/privacy.

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