Homepage privacy declaration

Thank you for taking an interest in our homepage.

The protection of your personal data through collection, processing and utilisation during your visit to the homepage is of utmost importance to us. Your data will be protected through the legal regulations set in place.

Please take a moment to read through the following information. It will inform you how we handle your personal data, how and for which purpose we utilise the data, to whom we forward this data and how we protect this data.

Your right to privacy is our highest priority and we will do everything possible to guarantee and protect this important requirement. 

Collection and processing of data

All access to our homepage and every request for information to data stored on our homepage will be recorded and logged. This storage serves internal system requirements and statistical purposes. The following information will be logged: The name of the requested information, date and time of the request, amount of data transmitted, report from the successful request, browser, visited pages and requested domain. Additionally, the IP address of the requesting computer will be logged but as this site utilises IP anonymising, your IP address will be stored in an abbreviated form thus making personal identification impossible.

If our homepage requires further personal information (name, address, email address etc.), this will take place with your knowledge and voluntarily given permission.

The personal data we utilise and store through contact to our page is protected within the regulations of the German Telemedien and Federal Data Protection Acts. It is possible to withdraw this permission at anytime.  

Utilisation and disclosure of personal data

If you have made your personal data available to us, for example, through contact forms, newsletter registration, online shop, email or written correspondence, order of advertising material (magazine, brochures, catalogues), this will in accordance with German data protection regulations only be used to answer your inquiries, to justify, execute or conclude any contracts made with you and for technical administration.

Your personal data will only be transmitted or otherwise disclosed to a third party when it is required to process or execute a contract made with us, especially the order data to a supplier needed for billing is required or if you have previously given your permission for this purpose. You retain the right to retract this permission effecting future requests at any time. You also retain the right to obtain information about your stored personal data free of charge and additionally, according to the legal regulations, you retain the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted.

Protection of stored data

The company took technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal data made available by you from manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised access. Our security measures are constantly improved and adapted to current technical standards. It cannot be ruled out that unencrypted data could be seen by a third party. We must point out that we cannot guarantee a secure data transfer over the internet (e.g. communication per email). Sensitive data should only be transmitted over a secure connection (SSL) or not at all.

Protection of minors

The permission to process personal data can only be given by an adult person. Data from minors will generally not be collected.

Storage of anonymised data/cookies

Usage data in an anonymised form will be collected and stored for this homepage. For this, so called, “cookies“, could be used. These are text data that are stored onto your computer to make analysis of how you use our homepage possible. These will then only store the data in the form of a pseudonym. They will not be used to personally identify the user and the data will not be connected to the holder of the pseudonym. We only use this information to analyse the attraction to our homepage and to continually improve the content. It is possible to use the homepage without the utilisation of cookies. Most browsers are initially set up so that cookies are automatically accepted but it is possible for you to be informed beforehand of the storage or to deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser settings.

Data Protection Officer

If there are any questions to data protection issues, our Data Protection Officer will be pleased to answer any inquiries. (michael.schoepf@s-con.de or respectively +49 171 324 1977).

Privacy Statement for use of data from Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer that facilitate an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

Due to this homepage using IP anonymising, your IP address will be abbreviated before being transmitted outside a member state of the European Union or another state signed to the agreement within the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then shortened. Google will then, on behalf of the provider, use this information to analyse your use of the website, to create reports about the website activity and provide the provider of this website with furthermore services which are connected with the utilisation of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser in relation to Google Analytics will not be matched with other data from Google. It is possible for you to prevent the storage of cookies through utilising an appropriate setting in your browser software. We must point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions made available on the website. Additionally, it is possible to prevent the collection and processing of your data generated by the use of cookies and website usage (including your IP address). Google will not collect and process the data if you download and install the available browser plug-in from the following link:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Furthermore you can prohibit the collection of your personal data by Google Analytics if you click the following link. In this context a Opt-Out-Cookie will be applied that prevents the collection of your personal data on this website in the future: deactivate Google Analytics

Social Media

Facebook (Link)

On our homepage we use a link to the social media network Facebook which is solely operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The link can be recognised by the Facebook logo (not a Facebook plug-in). When clicking on the Facebook logo, your browser will directly connect to the Facebook servers. If you are already logged in to your personal Facebook account, the information concerning your visit to our homepage will automatically be transmitted to Facebook. Facebook can then associate your visit to our homepage with your account.

We would like to point out that we receive no information from Facebook regarding the content of the data which is transmitted and used.

If you do not wish to have your data transmitted or stored through Facebook, then it is necessary for you to log out from your Facebook account.

Facebook plug-ins (“Like” button)

Facebook plug-ins can be recognised as the „Like, Share and Send buttons” on our homepage. These are operated by the social network (1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). An overview of these plug-ins can be found through the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US

When visiting our homepage, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers will take place through the plug-ins. Through this Facebook will receive the information that you and respectively your IP address have visited our homepage. If the “like” button is clicked whilst you are logged in to your Facebook account, then you can link the content of our homepage to your Facebook profile. With this, Facebook has the possibility to associate your visit to our homepage with your user account.

If the transfer and storage of your data through Facebook is not wanted and should not take place, then log out from your Facebook account first.

We must inform you that we receive no information of the content of the transferred data or of its use from Facebook. The privacy statement from Facebook can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Twitter

The integrated Twitter function on our homepage is offered by Twitter Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). By using the function, your visit to our homepage will be linked with your Twitter account and this data will be transmitted to Twitter. If you do not wish to transmit data to Twitter, then you will need to change your Twitter account settings.

We must inform you that we receive no information to which content and how the data is used from Twitter. The privacy statement from Twitter can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en

LinkedIn

On our homepage we have integrated plug-ins from the social network LinkedIn operated by the  LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (consecutively “LinkedIn”)). The LinkedIn plug-ins can be recognised by the LinkedIn logo or the “Share button” (“recommend“). When visiting our homepage, a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn servers will take place through the use of the plug-in. With this, LinkedIn will receive the information that you have visited this homepage using your IP address. If you are logged in to your LinkedIn account and you click on the “Share-Button” (“recommend“), you have the possibility to link the content of our homepage to your user account. LinkedIn can then associate your visit to our homepage with your user account.

We must inform you that we receive no information to which content and how the data is used from LinkedIn. The privacy declaration from LinkedIn can be found at the following link: http://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

WhatsApp

Our homepage includes a function known as the WhatsApp share button. Through using this function over the WhatsApp share button you can share the content of our homepage as a personal message from your mobile phone.

If you utilise the WhatsApp share button, the WhatsApp operator will learn about which content has been shared and that the share button has been used from our homepage. Further information can be found at https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/?l=en

Tumblr-Button

This homepage includes buttons from Tumblr issued through the service from Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. This service enables articles and /or respectively videos published on our homepage to be shared over Tumblr or for you to follow us over Tumblr. When clicking on the Tumblr button, the browser makes a direct connection to the Tumblr servers. Through this action the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective homepage could be communicated.

We must inform you that we as the provider of this homepage have no influence over the collection, processing or utilisation of your data by Tumblr. You can receive further information from The privacy statement of Tumblr by clicking the following link: https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy

Pinterest

The integrated “Pin it“ button from the social network Pinterest is operated by Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

By using this function, your visit to our homepage will be automatically linked to your Pinterest account and the data transmitted to Pinterest. If you do not want to transmit your data to Pinterest, you must log out from your Pinterest account.

We must inform you that we receive no information of the content of the transferred data or of its use from Pinterest. You can receive further information from Pinterest’s privacy declaration at https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

YouTube (Videos)

The plug-ins from YouTube.de/YouTube.com that we use on our homepage, are operated by YouTube (LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066 USA), and are represented through Google Inc. If the plug-ins are accessed through our homepage, a direct connection to the YouTube servers will be made. With this, it will be transmitted to the YouTube servers which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a YouTube member, YouTube can associate this information (viewed videos and comments) to your user account. The collection of your data can be avoided by logging out of your user account. The privacy statement can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

Vimeo (Videos)

This homepage includes videos from Vimeo.com, a service provided by Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA (“Vimeo”). When you call up a video from Vimeo, a connection to the Vimeo servers in the USA will be made. Through this, certain information will be communicated to Vimeo and it could be possible that Vimeo will leave cookies on your device. Furthermore, Vimeo enables certain other functions such as the evaluation and sharing of videos. For these functions it could be necessary that you are required to be logged in to your Vimeo or other third party account (Facebook or Twitter), so that they can associate the data transmitted by you to your respective user account. These functions are only offered by Vimeo and their respective third party providers. You should carefully check their data protection policies before using these functions. We receive no information to the content of the data collected by Vimeo and their third party providers and have no influence over how this data is used.

Further information to how your data is collected, processed and used by Vimeo and their third party providers and respectively your rights can be found in the privacy statement from Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/privacy

Privacy statement for the use of Google+

Our homepage utilises functions from Google+. The provider is Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

When you visit our Google+ page, a direct connection to the Google servers will be made. If you are logged in to your own personal Google account, the information of your visit to our site will be transmitted to Google automatically. We must inform you that we receive no information to which content and how the data is used and additionally, we have no information how Google utilises this data. If you would not like your data to be stored or processed by Google, log out of your Google+ profile during your visit to our homepage.

More information concerning the collection, processing and usage of your data by Google and how this affects your rights can be found in the privacy statement released by Google at http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

Google Maps

Our web site uses Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface) for visual representation of geographic information (site plans). Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Through using this service you agree to the collection, processing and utilisation, by Google, one of its assisting services or third party partners, of the data automatically collected during use along with the data you have personally entered. Through using Google Maps information concerning the use of our internet page including your IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The transfer of data to the USA holds legal risks concerning data protection. It is possible to deactivate the service from Google Maps to stop the data transfer to Google. This can be done by deactivating the Java Script in your browser. We must inform you that in this case you will not be able to use the map visualisation.

More information concerning the collection, processing and utilisation of your data by Google and your affected rights can be found in the privacy statement issued by Google at http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/, or in the extra terms of use of Google maps and respectively Google Earth at https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps.html