Data Protection



1. Use of data provided to us

The protection of the personal details of our employees, clients, interested parties and applicants is very important to us. Please be assured that we handle your data with care and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and that we only store and use data for internal purposes in the context of your enquiry. We do not disclose your data to third parties, unless any evaluation tools pursuant to the information hereinafter are used. These tools are only employed to utilise certain applications; however, not to give any third party autonomous access to your data.

Access data

Insofar as your internet browser automatically submits data when you access our website, including the date and time of access, URL of the referring website, files viewed, volume of data sent, type and version of browser, operating system or your IP address, this data is stored separately from any other data you may provide to us. This aforementioned data is evaluated for statistical purposes and immediately deleted thereafter.

Cookies

We use “cookies” to maximise our utilisation of our website’s functional scope, which allow data to be stored on your computer when you access our website. You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by adjusting your web browser accordingly. Please use the help function in the menu bar of your web browser for detailed instructions.

Contact form

When you enter your data into our contact form, we will only use this data to fulfil the contact request indicated by you. When the data is no longer needed, it will be deleted immediately.

T fitness test and F fitness test

If you participate in our T fitness test and/or F fitness test, the data provided will only be used for the purposes of analysis pursuant to the test description and returned to you thereafter. The data will not be used in any other way by ourselves or any third party, unless you request such further use. This data is stored for four (4) weeks and then deleted, unless you provide any feedback to the contrary.

M&A news Mechanical Engineering/Plant Construction, Sector Analysis E- and M-Commerce

If you have subscribed to our M&A news Mechanical Engineering/Plant Construction or our Sector Analysis E- and M-Commerce, the data provided will be used exclusively for sending you the information you requested. The data will not be used in any other way by ourselves or any third party, unless you request such further use.

Questions

As a user of our website, you are entitled to request information about the data stored in connection to your person or your alias. You may also request such information to be provided in electronic format. You may also choose to object to the relevant data use, insofar as you agreed to the same beforehand. If you have any questions on data protection, or wish to exercise your rights or entitlements to your personal data, please contact us via email at Eva Kleinschmitt.

2. Use of third party applications

Part of our website uses third party applications and services. Depending on the website functions you use, some applications may lead to third party access to your data for the purposes stated in each case:

a. XING Share Button

We would like to inform you about the processing of personal data through the function of the XING Share Button.

This website uses a “XING Share Button”. When you access this website, your browser will briefly connect to the servers of XING AG (XING), which operate the “XING Share Button” functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value). XING does not store any personal data about your visit to this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP adresses. Moreover, XING does not evaluate your user behaviour via the the use of cookies in connection with the “XING Share Button”. Please visit https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection for our up to date data protection policy with respect to the “XING Share Button” and further information.This website uses a “XING Share Button”. When you access this website, your browser will briefly connect to the servers of XING AG (XING), which operate the “XING Share Button” functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value). XING does not store any personal data about your visit to this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP adresses. Moreover, XING does not evaluate your user behaviour via the the use of cookies in connection with the “XING Share Button”. Please visit https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection for our up to date data protection policy with respect to the “XING Share Button” and further information.

b. Google +1 Button

This website uses the +1 button of google.com, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The button is marked with the label/logo “+1”.

If you access any page of our website that features such a button, the browser will connect directly to the Google servers. The button is directly transmitted from Google to the browser and integrated by the same into the website.

By integrating this button, Google will receive the information that is called up on the relevant page of our website. If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our website, Google can attribute your visit to your Google account. By clicking on this button, the relevant information is transmitted directly from the browser to Google and stored there.

Zweck und Umfang der Datenerhebung und die weitere Verarbeitung und Nutzung der Daten durch Google sowie die diesbezüglichen Rechte des Nutzers und Einstellungsmöglichkeiten zum Schutz seiner Privatsphäre ist den diesbezüglichen Datenschutzhinweisen von Google zu entnehmen. Wünschen Sie nicht, dass Google über die besuchte Webseite des Internetauftritts Daten über Sie sammelt, müssen Sie sich ihrem Besuch dieser Webseiten des Internetauftritts bei Google ausloggen.

c. Facebook Social Plugins

These websites employ social plug-ins of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plug-ins are marked with the Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”.

If you access any page of our website that features such a plug-in, the browser will connect directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is directly transmitted from Facebook to the browser and integrated by the same into the website.

By integrating this plug-in, Facebook will receive the information that is called up on the relevant page of our website. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting our website, Facebook can attribute your visit to your Facebook account. By interacting with the plug-in – for instance, by clicking the “Like” button or posting a comment – the relevant information is transmitted directly from the browser to Facebook and stored there.

To find out more about the purpose and scope of the data collection and further data processing and data use by Facebook, as well as your user rights in this respect and your setting options for your data protection, please see the Facebook data protection policy here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If you do not wish user data to be collected by Facebook through this website, you need to log out of your Facebook account before visiting this website.

d. Use of WebProspector Technology

This website uses technologies by WebProspector GmbH (www.webprospector.de) to collect and store data for the purposes of marketing and recognition of parties interested in the company.

The WebProspector technology will use this data to determine an address; however, this only applies if it can ensure that the visitor is an entity and not a private person. Movement characteristics may also be transmitted to the WebProspector technology. Furthermore, the WebProspector technology may use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the browser cache of the website visitor. These cookies facilitate the recognition of the internet browser.

You may object to the data collection and storage at any point with future effect http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

f. WordPress

This website uses WordPress.com stats, a tool for the statistical evaluation of page views, operated by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, using tracking technology by Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. WordPress.com stats uses “cookies”, i.e. data files that are stored on your computer and that facilitate an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored on a server in the United States. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storage. You can adjust your browser software settings to prevent the installation of cookies.

Insofar as you use the comment function in our news blog, this data is also transmitted to WordPress; if you do not want your data to be shared, please do not use the comment function.

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