Data protection

Introduction

The company specified in the imprint (hereinafter: “We”) as operator of this online service, is responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data of users of the online service in the sense of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG, Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). We take the protection of your personal privacy and your private data very seriously. We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this privacy policy and the applicable German data protection laws, in particular the BDSG and the Telemedia Act (TMG, Telemediengestz).

We would like to inform you by way of this privacy policy as to which of your personal data we collect, process and use.

Personal Data

Personal data is individual information about your personal or factual circumstances. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, email address or postal address. In contrast, information that cannot be linked to your identity (such as the number of users of the online service) does not count as personal information.

In principal, you can use our online service without disclosing your identity and without providing personal data. For some of the services offered, however, personal data is collected from you. In principal, we only collect, store and use the data for the purpose of using this online service, in particular for providing the desired information.

                                                                                

Storing and processing personal information

Your information is stored on specially protected servers. These are protected using technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Your data can only be accessed by a few authorised persons. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers. Despite regular checks, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.

The transmission of our web pages and your entries on our web pages via the internet is in principal unencrypted. It is therefore not excluded that third parties can view and/or access the transmitted data. We recommend that you consider this aspect when deciding whether and which data you submit to us over the Internet.

Your personal data is encrypted and transmitted over the Internet. We use SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) for data transmission.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

In principle, we use your personal information only for the fulfilment of your desired services. Should we use the services of external service providers within the framework of performing our service, any accessing of the data on their part is likewise solely for the purpose of performing the service. We take technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance at all times with data protection requirements and also obligate our external service providers accordingly.

Moreover we do not pass the data on to third parties without your express consent, especially regarding advertising purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if you yourself have consented thereto or to the extent that we are entitled or obligated to do so in accordance with statutory requirements and/or official or court orders. Such instances can in particular include the provision of information for purposes of law enforcement, emergency response or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Use of our homepage

Information about your computer

Each time you access our online service, we collect the following information about your computer, independent of your registration: the IP address of your computer, the request of your browser and the time of this request. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded as part of this request. We also collect product and version information about the browser used and the operating system of the computer. We keep track of the website from which access was made to the online service. The IP address of your computer is stored only for the time of use of the online service and then deleted or anonymised in truncated form. The remaining data is stored for a limited period of time.

We use this data for the operation of the online service, in particular to detect and eliminate errors, to determine the utilisation of the online service and to make adjustments or improvements.

 

Use of cookies

As is the case on many websites, cookies are used for our online service. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and store certain settings and data via your browser for exchange with the online service from us. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent, as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier.

Cookies enable us to recognise the computer and to make any default settings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve the online service and offer you a better and more personalised service. The cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session.

Most browsers are initially set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storing of cookies or adjust your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent. Please note that you may be limited or unable to use our online service at all if you disable the storing of cookies.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for statistical analysis. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94034, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored in your computer that enable analysis of the way users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of the website will generally be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the complete IP address may be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on the activities of the website and to provide further services relating to the use of the website and the internet usage regarding the operator of the website. The IP address that your browser transmits within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storing of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we must point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this website. In addition, you can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google in future by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

For more information please visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (General information on Google Analytics and data protection). We must point out that on our Google Analytics websites the code “anonymizeIp ();” was extended to anonymise the IP addresses, whereby the last octet is deleted. [sic]

Doubleclick

We use Double-click by Google. This is a service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Double-click uses cookies to display advertisements relevant to you. Your browser is assigned an anonymous identification number (ID). This number is used to monitor which ads appear in your browser and which ads have been viewed. The cookies do not contain personal information. Double-click cookies only allow Google and its partner websites to display ads that are relevant to you based on your previous visits to our website or other websites on the Internet. The information generated by the cookie will generally be transmitted for analysis to a Google server in the USA and stored there. A transfer of this data by Google to third parties only takes place based on statutory provisions or in the context of processing order data. Under no circumstances will Google match its data with other data collected by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies. You can prevent data collection, processing and storage at any time with future effect by making an appropriate setting in your browser software or by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in under the item Double-click Deactivation Extension using the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin

Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all features of our website to their full extent.

Google AdWords

We use the “Google AdWords” online advertising program and conversion tracking as part of Google AdWords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). A cookie will be set if you come to our website through a Google ad. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages within our website and the cookie has not yet expired, both Google and ourselves can recognise that you have clicked the advert and have been directed to that page. Each AdWords advertiser receives a different cookie, i.e., cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an Ad words advertiser. The information obtained by the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the Ad words advertisers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. The advertisers can find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to the page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that permits personal identification of the users. A connection between your personal data and your usage data is therefore not possible. If you want to disable the cookies for conversion tracking, you can set your browser to block cookies from the following domain: “googleadservices.com”

Further Information

Links to other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites. These links are usually marked as such. We have no influence on the extent to which the linked websites comply with the applicable data protection regulations. We therefore recommend that you also inform yourself about the respective privacy policies on the other websites.

                            

Rights of data subjects

You are entitled to information about the data we have stored about you, as well as the right to correct, block, or delete this data as necessary. The contact person for this is our data protection officer.

Likewise, you may at any time freely revoke any consent you have already given, with effect for the future. The contact person for this is our data protection officer.

Contact

For further information on our handling of personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer of DAW SE.

 

DAW SE

Roßdörfer Straße 50

64372 Ober-Ramstadt

E-Mail: datenschutz@daw.de        

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The status of the privacy policy is indicated by the date (below). We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time with effect for the future. An up-to-date version is available directly from the online service. Please look up the online service regularly and find out about the current privacy policy.

Status of this privacy policy: October 2017