We are committed to keep your information safe and private.
- collect it respecting the best practice rules.
- never sell it or share it to an external party.
- always give you full ownership over it.
What information do we collect?
1. Automatic technical data
When accessing our website, your internet browser (ex: Safari, Google Chrome, etc) will automatically transmit us data for technical reasons. Out of it we will only store the following:
- the date and time you accessed.
- your browser type and version.
- the operating system you are using.
- the url of the previously visited website.
Please not that this data is saved for technical purposes only and will not be associated to a specific person at any point of time.
2. Data entered by the Users
a. Contact form
The personal information that you provide us via the contact form will be used to respond to your request or contact you and the related technical administration.
In case you subscribed to our newsletter with an e-mail address we will use exclusively to send you the anticipated contents. It will remain in a safe database and will not be sold nor shared to third external parties.
When do we transfer your data?
In principle, a transfer of your personal data without your explicit prior consent only takes place in the following cases:
a. Investigation from regulatory authorities
We will forward personal data to law enforcement agencies in case of an investigation over an unlawful use of our platform or in case it is considered necessary for the prosecution of wrongdoers. This however happens only if specific evidence is indicating an unlawful or abusive behavior.
A transfer can also take place if this serves the enforcement of terms and conditions or other agreements. We are also legally obliged to provide certain information upon request to public bodies. These are prosecution authorities, authorities pursuing infringements and the fiscal authorities.
b. Third party service providers
c. Company legal form changes
d. Social Media Plug-ins
Privacy Statement for Social Plugins On this website, we use plugins of the following companies inter alia: facebook.com, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA and Twitter.com, the Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco CA 94107, USA. One can recognize the plugins by the respective network logo, for example by the icon of a clenched fist with a raised, upwardly facing thumb or the addition of "recommendation“, "Like“, "comment“ or "I like this“. Simply calling up our website does not create a direct connection and does not forward data to the servers of the social networks through the Internet browser you use. The „Like“ button only becomes active when you move over it with the cursor and click it. This applies also when you leave your recommendation with a second click. If you have activated the "Like" button, several data points are transmitted to the social network servers. These may include:
- date and time of the visit of the website.
- url of the site on which the visitor is.
- url of the site that the visitor had visited previously.
- used browser and used operating system.
If you are logged in on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ during the visit to our site, it is not excluded that the provider assigns the website visit to your network account. If you use the plug-in functions (for example, clicking the "Like“ button, leaving a comment), this information is also transmitted from your browser directly to the respective social network and possibly stored there. Purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by the networks may be taken from be the privacy policies of Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/policy.php) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/privacy).
What do we do with your data?
3. Visitor Analytic Tools
a. Google analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. IP anonymization is activated on this website. Thus, 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.
b. Google Adsense
This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertising service of Google Inc., USA („Google“). Google Adsense uses „Cookies“ (text files) that are stored on your computer, to help analyse how users use the website. Google Adsense also uses so-called „Web beacons“ (small invisible images) to collect information. The use of Web beacons enables simple actions such as the visitor traffic on the website to be recorded and collected. The information generated by the cookie and / or Web Beacon about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site in view of the ads, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services related to website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, if required by law or where such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can avoid storing cookies on your hard drive and the display of Web Beacons by choosing „do not accept cookies“ in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under „Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings“, in Firefox under „Tools> Options> Privacy> cookies“); however, we point out that you may not be able to use all features of this website in this case.
You can object to the use of your pseudonymous data by installing a browser add-on at any time. This can be downloaded here: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/plugin?hl=de