Data Protection Statement
Personal Data Collection
We only collect, process, and use personal data insofar as it is necessary for the establishment, definition, or modification of the legal relationship.
Certain areas of our website, particular information, or specific services can only be accessed by registering. This registration will require you to submit some personal data to us via our website. Naturally, submitting this information is voluntary. You have the option not to make this data available to us. However, in this case, we will unfortunately be unable to provide you with access to additional services and information or to the restricted areas of our website.
We only record, process, and use personal data related to the utilization of our website (usage data) insofar as it is necessary for allowing users to make use of our services or for invoicing users for the utilization of certain services.
Transfer of Personal Data
We only share personal data with third parties if it is necessary for the conclusion of a contract. In this case, third parties might include companies commissioned with delivering certain goods or financial institutions responsible for processing payments.
Your personal data will only ever be shared in other cases with your express consent. We will never pass your data on to third parties (for purposes such as advertising, for example) without your consent.
Website Data Processing
Some of the data recorded when you visit this website is anonymized and used for the statistical analysis and optimization of our page. We send this data to our statistics service provider, Webtrekk GmbH, for processing.
The statistical data that your browser transmits to every website is collected by means of “pixel technology.” The following data is collected in the process:
- Request (file name of the requested file)
- Browser type/version (e.g. Internet Explorer 8.0)
- Browser language (e.g. English)
- Operating system (e.g. Windows XP)
- Internal resolution of the browser window
- Screen resolution
- Java on/off
- Cookies on/off
- Color depth
- Referrer URL (the page previously visited)
- IP address – immediately anonymized and deleted after processing
- Time of access
- Order values, if applicable
- Form entries, if applicable (for free text fields, e.g. name and password. The only data transmitted is whether these forms were “filled out” or “left blank”)
This data cannot be attributed to specific individuals, and it is not merged with data from other sources. Additionally, any personal data that you enter on our site will not be combined with the data listed above.
Your IP address is transmitted as part of every server request so that the server knows where the response needs to be sent. Every internet user receives an IP address from his/her internet service provider (ISP) as soon as he/she connects to the internet and the ISP can determine which IP address has been assigned to which of its customers at what time. As soon as the IP address is stored, the identity of the person using that connection can theoretically be determined indirectly via the ISP. This is why we and our statistics service provider only store IP addresses in a shortened (anonymized) form and only use them for the purposes of session identification, geolocation (down to the city level), and preventing attacks. IP addresses are then immediately deleted so that the data collected remains anonymous and the user cannot be identified – not even through the ISP.
Some areas of our website make use of “cookies.” These small pieces of data help to make our website more effective, secure, and user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer. They cannot damage your computer, and they do not contain viruses.
The majority of the cookies we use are “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. We also make use of a number of long-term cookies that anonymously identify you as a repeat visitor. Data transmitted via cookies cannot be attributed to specific individuals, and it is not merged with data from other sources. Additionally, the personal data that you submit to us during your use of our website will not be combined with the data collected via cookies.
Webtrekk uses the following cookies in the context of its web monitoring services:
- Session cookie (for session identification, lasts for: one session)
- Long-term cookie (to identify new/returning customers, lasts for: 6 months/0.5 years and 12 months/1 year with opt-in)
- Opt-out cookie (to opt out of web monitoring, lasts for: 60 months/5 years)
- Opt-in cookie (to extend the long-term cookie, lasts for: 12 months/1 year)
You can determine whether or not cookies should be enabled in your browser settings. What's more, you are able to leave yourself out of the data capture. You are also able to give permission for cookies to be used for 12 months. Simply follow these links:
- I do not wish my data to be anonymously captured
- I wish to extend the duration of the cookie that captures data anonymously by 12 months
We use encryption technology for all transmissions of personal information/data to ensure the highest possible levels of confidentiality. Your personal data is encrypted using an SSL internet connection. We have implemented technical and organizational precautions in order to safeguard our website and other systems against losses, destruction, access, alteration, and distribution of your data by unauthorized parties. You can only access your customer account by entering your personal access information (user ID and password). You should always treat your access data confidentially and close the browser window once you have completed your communication with us, particularly if you share your computer with others.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we will need your e-mail address, as well as information that will allow us to confirm that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided. We will not collect any further data.
You can withdraw your permission allowing us to store your personal data and e-mail address at any time, and you can unsubscribe from the newsletter whenever you wish.
Right to Information Regarding Your Data
Data Protection Contacts
If you have questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, or if you have questions about accessing information, making corrections, blocking or deleting data, or withdrawing your consent, please contact:
|Bernd Wohlgemuth||T. +49 (0)228 24993 381|
Additionally, you can contact Germany Trade & Invest GmbH’s data protection officer:
|Maren Becker||T. +49 (0)30 200 099 802|