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Privacy Policy

Welcome to privacy-europe.com. We thank you for your interest in the subject of data protection. We are highly committed to protecting your privacy. The information below provides details of the nature, extent and purpose of collecting, processing and using your personal data while you are using our website. If you have any further questions concerning data protection, feel free to contact our data protection officer (see contact details below).

What is personal data?

Personal data within the sense of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) includes details related to personal or factual matters of a specified or specifiable natural person (the data subject), such as your name, your address, your telephone number or your birth date.

Anonymous Data Collection

Unless stated otherwise in the following sections, no personal data will be collected, processed or used while using this website. Web server access logs are disabled.

By using Google Analytics some technical information will be transferred by your browser while accessing this website (such as browser type and version, operating system, referrer URL (last website accessed), time of server request. This information is used for statistical purposes only. The data will not be combined with other data sources.

Google Analytics

According to the agreement between our Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Hamburg and Google, Google Analytics can be used in Germany under certain conditions. Of course, we follow the guidelines set up by the German data protection authorities. In particular, we point out that we altered the tracking code for Google Analytics by implementing the IP mask function '_gat._anonymizeIp'. By doing this, we ensure that visitors' IP addresses are anonymized.

Please note following information about Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics.

Further information can be found under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or under https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/.

Cookies

We also use cookies to optimise our website. Cookies are files that are stored on the hard disk of your computer to assist navigation through our website. They avoid having to enter required data each time you visit the site. Cookies help us tailor the site to meet your individual needs regarding language, preferred interests, etc. If you do not want cookies stored on your computer, simply switch off the cookies function on your web browser. Your browser instructions tell you how to do this.

Comments function

You have the opportunity to comment on posts. Therefore, we need your name or an alias under which we publish your comment. Providing your e-mail address or your website is optional. We request this information to make it easier to carry on a conversation. For this reason, we publish your name together with your comment. However, the information given in this context is given explicitly on a voluntary basis and with your consent. The personal data is solely used for the purpose for which you communicated it to us. Your personal data will not be used for any other purposes without your explicit consent. Of course, you can revoke your consent for the future. For this reason, please contact our data protection officer (see contact details below).

Social bookmarks

We offer short cuts to social bookmarks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Xing). Social bookmarks are a way of saving online bookmarks of web documents, if you have signed up for such a service. We only use links to social bookmark services. If you click on an image, you will be redirected to the website of the service. Only in this case, user information will be transmitted to the service. Please note, if you leave our website you may want to review the Privacy Policy of the service.

Contact

We will collect your personal data if you disclose this information, e.g. if you contact us. Your personal data will only be used for the purpose for which you transferred it to us.

If you wish to send us a message via our contact form we need some information to answer your inquiry. Data, which is not necessary to fill out, is marked as optional. This optional information improves the handling of the contacting process and helps us to determine the specifics of your inquiry. The information given in this context is given explicitly on a voluntary basis and with your consent. By adding your email address you consent to the fact that we will inform you about the requested subject matters via email.

Of course, you can revoke your consent for the future. For this purpose, please contact our data protection officer (contact details below).

Data security

Privacy-europe.com has taken extensive technical and operational precautions in order to protect personal data stored by us from unauthorized access and misuse. Our security procedures are monitored regularly and updated according to the technological progress. Our staff is trained regularly and is committed to data secrecy.

Right of Access

If requested, we shall inform you in writing, in accordance with applicable law, whether we have stored personal data referring to you and what this data involves. As stipulated by law, you also have the right to correct, block and delete this personal data. Our directory of registerable particulars has details compiled in accordance with Article 4e of the German Data Protection Act.

Data protection officer

Please feel free to contact our data protection officer if you have any further questions:

Susanne Vöhringer
intersoft consulting services AG
Frankenstraße 18a
D-20097 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 40 790235 – 0
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter@intersoft-consulting.de

External links

Throughout our website you will find links to external websites, which are not located on privacy-europe.com. This Privacy Policy does not extend to third party websites. Please note, if you leave our website you may want to review the Privacy Policy of the third party website.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

The further development of the Internet or this Internet portal may have effect on the Privacy Policy. Thus, we reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last modified on 11th March, 2013.

Privacy Europe Contact Details:
Phone: +49 40 790235 - 0
Email: info@privacy-europe.com
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