Under the rules of data protection hereafter, we regulate which personal data about you we collect, process, and use. For this reason, we ask you to read the subsequent explanations thoroughly.
Collection of personal data
You can access our homepage without providing any personal data. We only save data concerning access to the homepage without any hint as to the identity of the user e.g. name of the internet provider, homepages from which the homepage has been accessed et cetera. We use such data only to improve the services we provide to our users and customers. Personal data is only collected if explicitly provided by the user for the purpose of collection of said data.
Personal data in terms of this data protection declaration are individual items of data about your private or factual circumstances.
In order to set up a user account with we will ask you to provide us with certain personal data which will help us to identify and recognize you.
Purpose of use
We use your personal data for the purposes of providing you with the following services:
- for responding user requests,
- for processing the contracts concluded with you,
- In order to ensure that our homepage is presented in a way that is as effective and interesting as possible to you.
- In order to guarantee the operation of our homepage, in particular to determine and resolve mistakes of the homepage, to perform adjustments or improvements.
- In order to meet our legal obligations, e.g. determination of a violation against penal provisions, competition law, third-party rights, protection of minors, consumer protection.
- In order to enable you to participate in interactive offers, provided that you wish so.
- In order to inform you about modifications of our services.
Information about your device
With every access to our homepage via a mobile device, we collect the following information about your device: the device identifier, user settings, operation system of your device. Besides that, the status and the data volume transferred in the course of the aforementioned use are captured as well as other information about your use of the homepage.
All the personal data you provide will be used for the purposes it has been provided for only and will be blocked from further use once this purposed has been achieved and will be deleted once the statutory limits for keeping your personal data in our possession have expired unless you have explicitly authorized us to use your personal data any further.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely safe, wherefore we cannot guarantee the security of the data that is transmitted to our homepage via the internet.
However, we secure our homepage and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, damage, access, alteration, or distribution of your data caused by unauthorized access. In particular, your private data is transmitted encrypted.
For each visitor to our homepage, our homepage may automatically attempt to identify the user through a cookie set within your browser. This is done to provide access to the homepage.
From time to time we may also track information, in aggregate, on pages and features that users access or view. The activity is collected and stored in our server’s log files. We may log Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to the homepage.
We may also set cookies to your computer to allow subscribers and users to store login information, set personalization and navigate easily through the homepage. Using additional cookies or technology, we will have the ability to track users by their behaviour profile and geographic location for the purpose of pushing advertising that matches their interests and/or specific location. We may enable our advertisers to collect your location via certain services we provide through digital applications, wireless access protocol services or mobile phone service. We, or the service provider, will inform you of such collection at the time you use the service. By using such service, you hereby consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your location information as described.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our homepage.
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1. Our homepage may make use of components provided by Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc., Mountain View, USA.
Google Analytics may employ cookies, text files that are stored unto your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by the aforementioned cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google Analytics location in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics may abbreviate and anonymize your IP address before transferring it from your location to the USA.
Google Analytics may use the aforementioned information to analyse your use of our homepage, to compile reports for us on your internet activities and to provide other services relating to your homepage and the connected internet use.
Google Analytics offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data is collected on websites you access. The add-on tells Google Analytics not to transmit any information about your homepage visits to Google Analytics. However, this browser deactivation add-on will not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to third parties connected to us.
2. Our homepage may make use of components provided by Facebook Inc., Palo Alto, USA.
Accessing out homepage while being connected to Facebook, Facebook may use information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. In particular, whenever you click on a “Like“- Button or enter a comment, aforementioned information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.
If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of your data by Facebook and the way you interact with our homepage, we would advise you to log out before visiting our homepage. Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the data protection and privacy policies of Facebook, your rights as well as the options available to you. Please go to https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ to learn more.
3. Our homepage may make use of components provided by Twitter Inc., San Francisco, USA.
Right to access to personal data
With regards to the disclosure of your personal data it is within your discretion to decide on the level of personal data given to us. It should be said however that some of the services we offer rely on personal data and will not be available to you if you fail to disclose the personal data necessary to run the aforementioned service.
Under the respective national Data Protection Law, you might be entitled to full disclosure as to what kind of personal data we store at no additional cost. You are furthermore entitled to correction and deletion of said personal data at no additional cost.
You are entitled to object to any further collection, processing or disclosure of your personal data. If you have agreed to the collection, processing or disclosure of your personal data but wish to amend or withdraw this agreement, please get in touch with us using email@example.com and inform us as to the extent of the amendment or withdrawal. Once notified we will disable your access to any services provided by us and bare any third party from accessing your personal data.
As a user of our homepage you are free to sign-up for our newsletter. If you decide to do so, we will send you e-mails and newsletters keeping you informed about upcoming changes and the services we provide in general at additional no cost.
With each e-mail or newsletter, we will provide you with the opportunity to stop using this service by either unsubscribing through your account or by following the introductions as stated in each other e-mail or issue of the newsletter
In case any dispute arises from our use of your data or in case there are any questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your private date, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Under national data protection laws you might be entitled to have access to all the your data in our possession.
Henri Benett – Hepp & Weil GbR
Last updated: November 2017