Data Protection

 

 

Data Protection

The operators of these webpages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the rules of data protection laws and this privacy statement.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. If personal information (for example name, address or email addresses) is collected, this will, if possible, always be on a voluntary basis. This data will never be shared with third parties without your explicit consent.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security. Therefore, a complete data protection against third partie access is not possible.

 

 

Cookies

Our webpages often use so-called Cookies which help us to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which your internet browser files and stores on your computer. However, cookies do not install programs on your computer, nor do they contain viruses or cause any damage whatsoever.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them manually. Those cookies allow us to recognize your browser upon your next visit.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or be connected to personal data without your consent.

You may set your browser to inform you about the insertion of cookies and only allow cookies on a case-by case basis, refuse cookies in specific situations or in general and activate to automatically delete all cookies from your hard drive at the end of your browser is session. Please refer to the help section of your internet browser to learn how to change these settings. However, our website may not function properly if your cookies are deactivated.

 

Server-Log-Files

The provider assigned with the hosting of the site, automatically collects and stores information transferred to the server from your internet browser in the Server-Log Files.

These are:

  • IP address (anonymized)
  • Browser type and version
  • Utilized operating system
  • Referrer URL (website from which you are visiting)
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of your access

These data cannot be connected to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources will not be made.

This is only information that does not allow any conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, to optimize our Internet appearance and the technology behind it.

We reserve the right to check the authenticity of this information afterwards, if concrete indications of illegal activities come to be known.

 

Registration on our Website

When registering for the use of our personalized services, some personal information will be collected, such as name, address, contact and communication information such as telephone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we offer to registered users only. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data specified during registration at any time. Of course, we also provide you with information about the personal data we hold about you at any time. We are happy to rectify or delete these at your request, as far as no statutory storage requirements preclude. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details given at the end of this Privacy Statement.

 

 

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via contact form, your entered personal details and contact details will be saved for the further processing of your request and any follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.    

 

Newsletter Data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need you to provide a valid email address and additional information, which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree with the receipt of the newsletter.

The data you provided is used exclusively for this purpose.

We use the email tool CleverReach to send our newsletter. CleverReach is run by CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Rastede, Germany. Your data is also stored by CleverReach. CleverReach offers evaluation possibilities on how newsletters are opened and used. Your data will not be shared with other third parties to obtain the IR newsletter, and CleverReach will not obtain the right to disclose your information.

We have concluded a corresponding order processing contract with the providers.

At any time, you can revoke your permission for us to collect your data and email address, as well as the use of that email for sending you the newsletter, for example by using the “cancel” link in the newsletter.  

Tawk.to

Tawk.to (SMS SIA)

This website uses technologies of SMS SIA, Tirgonu iela, 6, Riga, Latvia, LV1050, (www.tawk.to) to collect and store anonymized data for the purpose of web analytics and for running the live chat system to answer live support inquiries.

Insofar as the data collected in this way has a personal reference, processing takes place according to Article 6 (1) DGPR, based on our legitimate interest in effective customer care and the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization purposes. By using the chat, you also automatically use services by Tawk.to.

The data collected includes: chat history, given name, IP address at the time of the chat, and country of origin. These data will not be disclosed to third parties and are for protection and internal statistics only.

By using the chat, you agree to this use of data. Here you can find more information on Tawk.to https://www.tawk.to/privacy-policy/

 

Google Analytics

This website uses features provided by the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so called “Cookies”. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and enable an analysis on how you use this website.  Information on your use of the website generated by cookies are usually sent and saved to a Google server located in the US.

 

IP Anonymization

We enabled the IP-anonymization feature for this website.  Therefore, Google shortens your IP address within EU member states or other signatories of the agreement on the European economic area before transmitting it to the US. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is sent to a Google server located in the US and is then shortened there.  On order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of this website, to compile reports on the website activity and to render other services related to the use of this website and the internet in general. The Ip address transmitted by your browser will not be brought together with other Google data.

 

Browser Plugin

You can disable the storing of these cookies in the settings of your browser-software; however, we want to point out, that you then might not be able to use all features of our website fully or correctly. Furthermore, you can prevent the capture of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the further processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

Objecting Data Collection

You can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out-cookie will be set, which will disable data collection for all your future visits on this website: Deactivate Google Analytics 

You can find more information on how Google Analytics deals with user data in the privacy policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

Contract Data Processing

We have entered into a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

Our website incorporates plugins of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You may recognize Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like button” on our website. AN overview on Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook-server, informing Facebook about your IP-Address visiting our website. When you click the “Like Button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link our content to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can link the visit of our site to your account.

Please note that we, as the provider of this website are not informed by Facebook on the content and use of data collected by Facebook. You can find more information regarding this topic in the Facebook privacy policy: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our website with your Facebook account, you need to log out of Facebook before you visit our web site.

 

Twitter

You will find certain features of the Twitter service embedded on our website.  These features are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using twitter and the “Retweet-feature”, the websites you visit are associated with your Twitter account and published to other users. During this process data is transmitted to Twitter.

Please note that we, as the provider of this website are not informed by Twitter on the content and use of data collected by Twitter. You can find more information regarding this topic in the Twitter privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings in your Twitter account at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

LinkedIn

Our website uses features provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn receives information about you visiting our website with your IP-address. If you click the “recommend” button while being logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can link your visit on our website to you and your account.

Please note that we, as the provider of this website are not informed by LinkedIn on the content and use of data collected by LinkedIn.

You can find more information regarding this topic in the LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

XING

Our Website uses features provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. With each visit of one of our webpages containing XING features a connection to the XING servers is established. According to our knowledge no personal data, especially IP-address or user habits is collected here.

You can find more information about data protection and the XING share button in the XING privacy statement at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins by Google-run website YouTube. Provider is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. With each visit of one of our webpages containing YouTube plugins a connection to the YouTube servers is made and YouTube receives information about which of our webpages you visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can connect your surfing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out from your YouTube account.

You can find more information regarding the use of user data in the YouTube privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Use of Script Libraries

To present our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as: Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The access of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes – for operators of such libraries to collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

Google reCaptcha

This website uses Google’s reCaptcha service to determine if a human or computer makes a specific entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a computer: the IP address of the device used; the website you visit with the embedded captcha; the date and duration of the visit; the identification data of the Browser and operating system used; Google account, if you’re logged in to Google; mouse movements on the reCaptcha surfaces; and tasks that require you to identify images. The legal basis for the described data processing is Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. There is a legitimate interest on our part in this data processing to ensure the security of our website and to protect us from automated input (attacks).

 

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to display geographic information visually. Diese Webseite verwendet Google Maps API, um geographische Informationen visuell darzustellen. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center.

For detailed instructions on managing your own data related to Google products, see:

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

SSL-Encryption

For reasons of safety and to protect confidential content transmitted to us like inquiries you send to us as the website operator, we use SSL-encryption. An encrypted connection is indicated by a lock symbol in your browser line and the switch from “http://” to “https://” in your address bar.

When SSL-encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

 

Right of Access, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to receive information about the collected data regarding your person, their source, their receiver and the reason for their processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data at any time. For further information on personal data, please contact our data protection officer. The contact details can be found at the bottom.

 

Revoking Advertising-Mails

We hereby expressly object to the use of contact data published under the obligation to provide a masthead for sending unsolicited advertising and informational material. The operators of this website reserve the express right to take legal action in the case of the unsolicited receipt of promotional material, such as spam emails.

Change of our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, for example, when introducing new services. If you revisit our website after such changes, your visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact our data protection officer directly:

Jonathan Plettenberg
jonathan@pafnow.com

This Privacy Statement was created with the help of eRecht24 (https://www.e-recht24.de/) and activeMind (https://www.activemind.de/datenschutz/dokumente/)