Data Protection and Privacy Statement
Thank you for your interest in our website. We are keenly aware of our responsibility to keep your personal data secure. In collecting, processing (= memorizing, changing, transferring, blocking or deleting) and using personal data we orientate ourselves strictly on the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and other relevant legal regulations.
In our company your data is protected from unauthorized access, manipulation, unauthorized transfer, loss or unauthorized deletion by a number of technical and organizational measures.
In the following sections, we inform you of the sort, scope and purpose of our collecting, processing and using your personal data in our company.
Scope of collection, processing and use of personal data
Generally, we aim at limiting the collection, processing and use of personal data to the scope and sort of data which is relevant for the use of our website.
According to § 3 passage 1 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) personal data is defined as specific information on personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. Among these are e.g. the user’s first name, surname, address, email address, telephone or mobile number as well as his/her IP-address.
If you request our services or one of our products in our product line, we will collect, process and use your personal data exclusively to fulfil the contractual relationship that has come into effect between you and our company.
If you voluntarily provide your personal data for any of the purposes outlined below, we process and use these data exclusively for the purposes mentioned by you.
1) Access data
In case you enter your access data into the fields provided for (e.g. to register at our FTP access point), we process and use these data exclusively to guarantee proper functioning of the FTP access and our data exchange with you.
2) Improvement of our website
Beyond this, upon page view, we collect, process and use the following data in order to optimize our website:
- the date and time of your page view
- the webpage from which you request our website (referrer-URL)
- the operating system used
- the browser used
- your IP-address
- the webpages requested or the files downloaded
- the amount of data transferred
- a message whether the access or request was successful
We collect, process and use these data exclusively for statistical, non-commercial purposes and in anonymised or pseudonymised form. Thus, it is not possible to draw conclusions as to the person to which the data relates.
Cookies are small data packages, which your browser stores on your computer so that, when revisiting our website, you do not have to enter your password again upon registration, thus allowing optimized surfing on our web pages.
In case you should not want us to store cookies on your computer or to recognize your computer upon your next request of our website, you can avoid this by making appropriate settings in your browser. We would like to inform you, however, that thus the range of functions of our website might be limited.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses „cookies“, also called text files, which are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP-address) is generally transferred to and stored on a Google server in the United States.
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses ("IP masking"). Thus, your IP address is generally truncated by Google within the European Union or in other contractual states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, Google transfers the full IP address to a Google server in the United States and truncates it there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. Where necessary Google will also transfer this information to a third party if this is legally required or if this third party processes these data on behalf of Google.
By using our website, you agree to accept that Google processes the data collected from you as described and for the purpose mentioned before.
If you do not want Google to collect data from your browser, you can download and install a browser add-on, available through the following link, in order to deactivate Google Analytics: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. According to Google, this add-on prevents your browser to ask for the analytics code ensuring that Google does not receive any more data when you request our website. The add-on is compatible only with the browsers listed on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to installing this browser add-on – this could be relevant if you request our website via browsers on mobile devices or via browsers that are not compatible with this add-on – you can also prevent personal data from being collected by selecting the following link:
By selecting this link, an opt-out cookie is installed on your device preventing that Google Analytics will collect any further data upon your request of our website. Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics.
Please note that this opt-out cookie works only for the browser through which you have installed this cookie and for our domain only.
If you delete all the cookies stored on your device, you also delete this opt-out cookie. In that case, you have to reinstall this opt-out cookie by selecting the above-mentioned link if you want to prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data in the future.
Our website contains links to third party websites whose contents we have no influence on. We would like to inform you that upon your visit of such pages, your IP-address might appear on the protocol of such external websites.
Our Data Protection and Privacy Statement is valid only for our website and does not apply to any third party websites. If you consider that our website contains links to pages providing contents violating the law, please inform us so that we can take suitable measures.
Data transfer to third parties
We will transfer your personal data to third or business partners only if this is necessary to fulfil our contractual obligations.
In individual cases and on request, we may transfer your personal data to authorities and other relevant bodies entitled to receive information if this is necessary for purposes related to criminal prosecution, hazard prevention, or the enforcement of third party rights; or if this is necessary to fulfil our legal duty of disclosure or to comply with a court order to provide information.
Data transfer to a foreign country
We will not transfer your personal data to any authorities outside the European Union.
Right to information and deletion of your personal data
As a user of our website, you are entitled to information on your personal data being stored in our company at any time, without indicating any reasons and free of cost. Furthermore, you are entitled to have your personal data blocked, corrected or deleted providing there are no legal regulations precluding this.
Change of Data Protection and Privacy Statement
In case of legal amendments or considerable changes of our website functions, we will update our Data Protection and Privacy Statement with effect for the future. Thus, our Data Protection and Privacy Statement can change in the course of time to keep you informed of how our company currently handles your personal data. We therefore recommend that you read our Data Protection and Privacy Statement in regular time intervals.