Privacy Statement of G&K TechMedia GmbH. Status: January 2015
We’re pleased that you have visited one of the websites or their subdomains listed below and we thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our selection of online offers. Protecting your privacy when you use our websites is important to us. That’s why we would like to explain how we handle your personal data. This privacy statement applies to the following websites and their subdomains:
1. Responsible Party
The responsible party under the terms of the Data Protection Act is G&K TechMedia GmbH, Denzlinger Straße 27, 79312 Emmendingen, Germany (hereinafter “G&K” “we,” “us,” etc.).
2. Personal Data
Personal data are information about the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person, i.e. all data that can be used to determine your identity. These data include, for example, your first and last name, your mailing address and email address, your telephone number and your date of birth. Information of a general nature, by means of which your identity cannot be determined (e.g. “between the ages of 18 and 30”), is not considered to be personal data.
3. Collection, Processing and Use of Data
4. IP Addresses, Cookies and Web Beacons
When you visit our websites, technical reasons may cause our server to store your IP address (i.e. the identifier which your Internet service provider has assigned to your PC), as well as other items of information such as the date, the time and the site that you visited. Analysis of such data for statistical or marketing purposes is performed only in anonymized or pseudonymized form.
Some of the abovementioned websites use so-called “cookies.” These are small text files that are copied onto your hard drive by a web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies can be blocked by your browser. The help function in the menu bar of most browsers explains how and to what extent you can stop the implantation of new cookies or turn off their use altogether. In this case, however, we can no longer offer you some of the functionalities of our websites. On some of the abovementioned websites, and solely for statistical purposes, we use so-called “web beacons” or GIF files, with which we can determine how many visitors were on the websites and which advertisements they accessed.
5. Use of Google Analytics
On some of our websites (see paragraph 8 for more details), we use Google Analytics, a web-analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The information which the cookie generates about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in USA, where it will be stored. Google will use these data to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities for the website’s operator, and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the use of the internet. Google may also transfer these data to third parties insofar as this is required by law or when third parties process these data on Google’s behalf. In no case, however, will Google correlate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser’s software accordingly; in this case, however, we explicitly inform you that this resetting may make it impossible for you to make full use of all of the functions of this website. By using this site, you agree to allow Google to take the data that have been collected about you and to process them in the manner described above and for the purposes described above.
6. Use of Social Plugins
On some of our websites (see paragraph 8 for more details), we use a number of so-called “social plugins.” Social plugins are small expansion modules from various social networks which enable you to notify other participants within the social network that you are currently on our websites. We would like to point out that we have only limited influence on the data conveyed by these social plugins. Please note the following information, which describes how these social plugins work.
Name of Social Plugin
Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, Kalifornien, 94043 USA
Twitter "Retweet" - Button
Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
|Gravatar||Automattic, Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, , San Francisco, CA, 94107||http://automattic.com/privacy/|
Disqus, Inc., 301 Howard St., Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105
|XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland||https://www.xing.com/privacy|
7. Use of Other Web-Analytics Services
Furthermore, we – like many other websites – use a number of other so-called “web-analytics” services for purposes of advertising, market research or to customize our websites, i.e. to design them so that they’re more attractive for you. Below, you can find a complete overview of the services that we use. These services may use personal data such as your IP address (see the section about IP addresses in paragraph 4). If you wish to revoke permission for such use, you can either perform a simple procedure to install the appropriate cookies on your browser (see the section about cookies in paragraph 4) or you can object to such use at any time by directly contacting the providers listed in the overview. To exercise the second of these two options, please click on the link(s) in the right-hand column.
Google Analytics OptOut
8. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties
We transfer your personal data to third parties only if this transfer is necessary for providing the products or services that you have ordered, if you have given us your consent to allow such transfer, or if the disclosure is otherwise permitted under relevant statutory provisions.
9. Information, Rectification, Revocation or Deletion of Your Personal Data Which We Are Storing
If you have other questions about our privacy and data-protection policies, please write to one of our contact addresses at firstname.lastname@example.org. At any desired time, you can get information about your personal data which we are storing, and you can also modify the data or correct errors in them. In addition, at any desired time, you can revoke your consent to allow us to collect and to store your data, and you can also instruct us to delete these data. To do so, please write to:
G&K TechMedia GmbH Denzlinger Straße 27, 79312 Ammendingen, Germany
Phone +49 (731) 15 20-137
Fax +49 (731) 15 20-167
or send an email to email@example.com. Please note that we may be required by law to store certain data for the duration of the legally stipulated interval.