It is not just our analysis products that ensure clarity. We also achieve the highest possible levels of transparency when it comes to data privacy. In the following document, we would like fully disclose to you whether we collect, use and save your personal data and if we do to what extent and for how long.
Please note that using individual services that go beyond the scope of purely using our website may require you to first register and/or agree to additional information and terms and conditions that may take precedence. These may contain further regulations, information and declarations of consent for data privacy.
1. Personal data
Personal data are individual pieces of information concerning the personal or material circumstances of a specific or definable natural person. This includes information such as your name, your address and your e-mail address. Information that cannot directly be connected to your real identity – such as particular websites in our website service generally bookmarked by users or the number of users of a site – is not considered personal data.
2. Data collection on these websites
In order to allow use of the websites, their functions and system security, as a matter of course, when you visit our websites, our webservers temporarily save the connection data of the accessing computer (e.g. IP address), the time of the server request, the websites on our sites that you visit, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, as well as the website from which you visit us (referrer). We are unable to use this data to deduce the identity of a natural person.
Further personal information, such as your name, address or e-mail address, are generally not recorded unless your freely disclose this information, such as when using a contact form or registering for our events.
3. Processing, use and forwarding of personal data
We only use the personal data that you provide (e.g. information about your person, contact details and so on) to allow you to use the website and the functions provided, for technical website administration purposes and to fulfil your requests.
We will also occasionally use the data collected for satisfaction analyses so that we can offer you and other customers the best-possible service. Your data remains stored on our server for this purpose. Your data is only collected and saved in an anonymous form and cannot be used to deduce your identity as a person.
Your personal data will not be forwarded, sold or otherwise passed on to third parties unless this is necessary for the purpose of using functions of the website or for fulfilling your requests or an order (e.g. to a commissioned technical service provider) or unless you have given your express permission.
Your personal information will only be processed or used further if this is permitted by law and you have given corresponding permission.
Your personal data will only be used for product-related surveys and commercial purposes if permitted by statutory permissions or if you have given your permission and have not objected to it.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically at the end of your session. Cookies cause no harm to your computer and do not contain any viruses. You can stop cookies from being saved by changing your browser settings. Please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
5. Google Analytics
We take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss and misuse. Your personal data is stored in a secure business environment that is only accessible to authorised persons. If you wish to contact us via e-mail, please be aware that, due to the realities of the Internet, the confidentiality of information conveyed in this manner is never 100% guaranteed and that the content of e-mails can in principle be accessed by unauthorised third parties. We therefore recommend that you only send us confidential information by post.
7. Further legal information
The use of contact data from the site notice or comparable information, such as postal address, telephone or fax numbers and e-mail address by third parties for sending information that has not been expressly requested is not wanted and not permitted.
We expressly reserve the right to take legal actions again those who send spam e-mails in violation of this ban.
8. Right to information, blocking, amendment and deletion, questions and revocation of consent
Once the service has been rendered in full and the tax and commercial law regulations have been satisfied, your personal data will be completely deleted unless you have given your express permission for us to continue to use your data or if this is permitted or required by law.
You may request information about the data that we have stored on you at any time. You will not incur any costs by requesting such information. You do not need to specify reasons for this request. If all legal requirements are met, you can also have all data about you collected by us blocked, amended or deleted and object to the collection and saving of your personal data for the purpose of optimising our websites at any time. Furthermore, you may also revoke your consent for us to collect and use your data without stating any reasons.
To do so, please use the contact data listed in the site notice.