Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is important to us and we want you to feel secure when visiting our website.
We will explain to you here what information we collect when you visit our website and how this is used.
Our contact data as the responsible body
You will find our contact data in the legal notice.
Data Protection Officer
You can contact our data protection officer directly via firstname.lastname@example.org .
With respect to your personal data, you have the right to demand information, rectification, deletion or restriction from us pursuant to legal regulations. We also provide you with your data in a structured, standard and machine-readable format. If we use your data based on your consent, you can always revoke your consent and demand that this data be deleted. We will no longer use your data for this purpose starting from the time of revocation. If we have a legitimate interest in processing your data, you can send an objection to this contact data. Regardless of this, you can always contact the competent supervisory authorities.
Right of objection
If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests as per article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit f. GDPR, you have the right to object to the processed of your personal data, provided there are reasons that result from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data in the case of a legitimate objection.
Deletion of data
If your data is no longer required for the purposes mentioned or if it is not permitted to save this data for other legal reasons, then we will delete the data. Excluded from this is only lawfully collected data that we are legally required to save. Please note that in the case of deletion, the data is initially only blocked and then is finally deleted after a time delay in order to prevent accidental deletions or possibly intentional damage. For technical reasons, data may be duplicated in data backup files and copies of services. Such copies may also be deleted first after a technical delay.
Provision of our website
You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. Every time a website is accessed the web server automatically only saves the IP address, date and time of the request, the time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, respective transmitted amount of data, referrer URL, browser, operating system and its interface as well as the language and version of the browser software. This data is never saved specific to your person. This access data is only analyzed for the purposes of ensuring a fault-free operation of the site and improving our offer. If the IP address is to be regarded as personal, it will be deleted no later than after 90 days if there are no other compelling reasons to the contrary.
Use of links
The website of the responsible body may contain links (links/references to other websites). If you follow one of these links, please note that these websites are subject to their own privacy policies and the responsible body cannot assume any responsibility or liability for the data protection conditions of those websites.
If you ask us questions via our contact forms on the website, we will process the data you gave us in order to answer your inquiry. A longer-term storage is only possible if your request requires this. Otherwise your data will be deleted no later than after six months.
You can register on our website for brochures and software downloads and create a user account. Some of the services we offer may also be used only by registered users. In the process, we collect the data you specified to be able to complete the registration process. The scope of the data depends on your information and results from the input screens. The storage duration for this data is based on the duration of your registration. After deregistration, the storage duration is based on legal retention periods.
In your browser, you can set various settings for cookies, prohibit them and delete set cookies. However, we would like to note that you may not be able to use all of the services on our website without cookies.
If cookies are used by third party providers on this site, you will find additional information about this through the services implemented here.
Use of SalesViewer® technology
This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.
The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on this link (Opt-Out) in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.
We use the web analytics service "Google Analytics" of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA, for the demand-oriented design of our websites.
In the European Union (EU) and in the European Economic Area (EEA), Google Analytics is offered as a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, which supports us as a data processor according to Art. 28 GDPR.
Google Analytics creates usage profiles on the basis of pseudonyms (recognition characteristics from cookie and device-ID or the so-called browser fingerprint) usage data (e.g. name and address of the website contents requested by your browser, referral links, description of the used web browser and operating system as well as the IP address of the requesting terminal device).
Demographic data, such as age, gender and interests of the users, as well as interactions, such as button clicks, scroll depth as well as the use of filtering and search functions are also recorded, analyzed and aggregated with already available pseudonymous data.
For this purpose, permanent cookies are stored on your terminal device and read out by us. This way, we are in the position to recognize recurring visits, to count these as such and to allocate these to certain demographic target groups.
The data processing is carried out on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR, insofar as you have submitted your consent via our consent-banner.
Your consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any time at liberty with effect for the future pursuant to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. To do this, please use the fingerprint icon at the bottom left or delete existing cookies as well as the local storage memory in the browser of your terminal device.
Your data may also be processed in states outside of the European Union (EU) and of the European Economic Area (EEA) in third countries without an adequate level of data protection. If your data are transferred to third countries, in particular to the USA, there is a risk that authorities there access your data for security and monitoring purposes without you being informed hereof or you being able to lodge legal remedies.
We therefore transfer your data through cookies and similar technology to third countries on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 49 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.
With regard to the processing of your IP address, Google Analytics was configured by us in such a way that it is truncated within the EU before a transfer to the Google servers in the USA by the function "_anonymizeIp()".
Collected data are stored by us in Google Analytics for the duration of 26 months.
We principally have no influence on the further data processing by the third-party provider.
You can find further information relating to the handling of personal data by Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Using social plug-ins from Facebook and YouTube while using the Shariff solution
Social buttons from social networks are used on our website. This serves to preserve our interests in the optimal marketing our offer, which is largely legitimate in the context of weighing our interests. To increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are not fully integrated as plug-ins, but rather are only integrated using an HTML link in the page. This integration ensures that when accessing a page on our website containing such buttons, no connection is made with the servers of the respective social network provider. If you click on one of the buttons, a new window opens in your browser and accesses the page of the respective service provider where you can (possibly after logging in) click the Like or Share button, for example. Please visit the data protection notices of the provider for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of such data by the providers on their sites, to find contact options and to find your rights in this respect as well as settings options for protecting your privacy.
The party responsible for the processing has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a social meeting point operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or allow the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests among other options.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland is the party responsible for the processing of personal data if the person concerned lives outside of the US or Canada.
By accessing one of the pages of this website that is operated by the party responsible for the processing and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the IT system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download an image of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be accessed at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical procedure, Facebook receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes during every access of our website by the person concerned and during the entire duration of the respective visit to our website which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Facebook. If the person concerned presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, such as the “Like” button, or makes a comment, Facebook will assign this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and store this personal data.
Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component when the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the time of accessing our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person concerned clicked on the Facebook component or not. If the person concerned does not desire such a transfer of information to Facebook, said person can prevent the information from being transmitted by logging out of their Facebook account before accessing our website.
Facebook's published data policy, which is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. Furthermore, it explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, different applications are available that make it possible to prevent data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the person concerned to prevent data being transmitted to Facebook.
LinkedIn Conversion Tracking and Insight Tags
The analysis and conversion tracking options of the platform LinkedIn Inc. (2029 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) are used on our website. This enables us to show you more relevant advertising and information based on your interests.
If you do not want your user behavior to be evaluated in connection with LinkedIn advertisements, you can set an opt-out cookie under the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out
Alternatively, you can prevent the evaluation of your user behavior by making the appropriate cookie setting in your browser.
Further information on data protection from LinkedIn can be found under the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Our mandatory information according to Art. 13 GDPR for LinkedIn conversion tracking can be found under the following link: Mandatory information on the use of LinkedIn
YouTube Video Plug-ins
Third party content is embedded on this website. This content is provided by Google Ireland Limited (“provider”). YouTube is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (“Google”). The advanced data protection setting is enabled for videos on YouTube that are embedded on our site. This means that no information about website visitors is collected and stored by YouTube, unless they play the video. Pursuant to article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation], embedding the video serves to preserve our interests in the optimal marketing our offer, which is largely legitimate in the context of weighing our interests. For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing of such data by the providers, and your rights in this respect as well as settings options for protecting your privacy, please visit the data protection notices of Google https://policies.google.com/privacy.
We use Google Maps (a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland) on our website to show our locations in the Google-Maps plug-in. When using Google Maps, data required for use and other data is shared.
To ensure sufficient data security when submitting forms, in certain cases we use the reCAPTCHA service from Google Inc. This is primarily used to determine whether the entry is being made by a natural person or is abusive being done by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. The deviating privacy policies of Google Inc. apply here. Additional information about the data protection guidelines of Google Inc. can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=us
Disclosure of Data
As of: 02/2019