We value your trust and thus we take your privacy seriously. We do not sell, rent or relinquish customer names, addresses, email addresses or customer identifiable information of any kind to anyone.
Information We Collect
In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
- Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you register an account or subscribe to our newsletter.
- Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.
On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website to our advertisers.
Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.
All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.
Use of Facebook Social Plug-ins
Our website uses social plug-ins (“Plug-ins”) from the social network Facebook.com operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are marked by a Facebook logo or an additional “Facebook Social Plug-in” symbol. If you are viewing a webpage of our internet site which contains such a plug-in, your browser will create a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook integrates the content of this plug-in directly to your browser, from where Facebook receives information about your access of the respective page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, then Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account.
Use of Google’s “+1”-Button
Our website uses the “+1” Button provided by social network Google, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. This Button is indicated by a “+1”. The “+1” Button is a token for “this is pretty cool” or “take a look at”. The Button is not used for tracking your web visits.
When you visit one of our websites which contains the “+1” Button, the Button is transmitted directly from Google’s servers to your browser and displayed on our website. Our website’s page which you visit will automatically be transmitted to the Google server. By clicking onto a +1 Button Google does not permanently log your browser history, rather for a period of up to two weeks.
Google stores data related to your visit for the period above for maintenance and trouble-shooting purposes. Data is not patterned to individual profiles, user names or URLs. Information is not accessible to website publishers or advertisers. Use of this information serves for maintenance and trouble-shooting of Google’s internal systems only. Your visit of a website containing a +1 Button will not be evaluated by Google in any other way. No further evaluation of your visit to our website containing a “+1” Button will take place.
Placing of a +1 happens publicly, i.e. everybody carrying out a Google search or calling web content, which has been rated by you with a +1, is able to see that you rated this content with a +1. Please keep this in mind, only rate something with a +1, in case you are absolutely sure that you like to share this rating with the whole world.
Clicking to the +1 Button serves as a reference to other users in Google’s search results. You can publicly communicate that you like our website, that our website has your acceptance or that you can recommend our website. If you are registered and logged in to the Google+, the +1 Button turns into blue by clicking on it. Besides the +1 is added to the +1 tab in your Google profile. At this tab you can administer and decide about your +1, whether you want to have your +1 tab public.
To save your +1 rating and make it publicly accessible Google tracks information on your profile concerning the URL rated by you, your IP address and other browser based information. In case you recall your +1 rating, this information will be deleted. All +1 ratings of yours are listed at the +1 tab at your profile.
For more information on how your data is processed and stored by Goolge and on the use of the +1 Button, please visit the following website: https://www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html
Use of Google Analytics
Use of Google Conversion-Tracking
Use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated in our site. These functions are being offered by Twitter, Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). The use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function links the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data is transferred to Twitter in the process.
We want to make you aware that we as a provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data or of its use by Twitter. You can find more information about the data privacy declaration of Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at http://www.twitter.com/account/settings.
Use of Your Information
The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:
- To provide you with information requested from us, relating to our products or services.
- To provide information on other products which we feel may be of interest to you, where you have consented to receive such information.
- To meet our contractual commitments to you.
- To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.
- Further, we may use your data to provide you with information about unrelated goods and services which we consider may be of interest to you. We may contact you about these goods and services by any of the methods that you consented at the time your information was collected.
If you are a new user, we will only contact you when you have provided consent and only by those means you provided consent for.
If you do not want us to use your data you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to us on the form on which we collect your data.
Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.
Storing Your Personal Data
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
Disclosing Your Information
Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our group. This includes, where applicable, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries (if any).
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:
- Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
- Where we are legally required to disclose your information.
- To assist fraud protection and minimize credit risk.
Third Party Links
You might find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.
Access to and Correction of Your Information
You have the right to review and amend any personal data stored in our system if you believe it may be out of date or incorrect. You may access or correct your personal information collected through this site by logging into your account with your email address and password and updating your profile. Should you wish to receive more details about information that we hold about you, please contact us using the contact methods described below.
Right of Cancellation
You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data in the future. As all customer information is collected via opt-in methods, we believe all information you receive from us will be relevant to your needs. However, if you wish to receive communications from us no longer, simply log into your account and change and/or update your profile including your contact information. Alternatively, you may contact us as described below.
We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for us to render a service you have requested or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with pending litigation).