We are delighted that you have decided to visit our website and would like to thank you for your interest in our company and in our products/services. The protection of your privacy while using our website is important to us. Therefore, please familiarize yourself with the information below:
1) Basic principles for handling personal data
As a basic principle, we allow you to visit our web pages without collecting any personal data from you. Personal data will only be collected if you divulge it to us of your own accord for the purpose of transacting a contract, when opening a customer account or when contacting us. Unless you have given your express consent, this data will only be used for the purpose of performing contracts and processing your enquiries. On full performance of the contract, your data will continue to be stored in accordance with the retention periods stipulated by tax and commercial legislation, but it will be blocked so that it cannot be used for any other purpose and will be deleted at the end of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to the ongoing use of your data.
For our own advertising purposes, we reserve the right to store the following details in composite lists and to use them for the purpose of sending you interesting offers and information about our products by letter post: your first and last names, your postal address and – insofar as we have obtained these additional details from you in the course of a contractual relationship – your title, academic degree and year of birth as well as your job title, industrial sector or line of business. You can opt out of your data being stored and used for this purpose at any time by using the contact method described below to notify us accordingly.
2) Your rights and how to contact us
You are entitled to submit an information request – free of charge – to find out what data is being stored about you and, if necessary, to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any further questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us. The same applies in relation to the following matters connected with your personal data: information requests, blocking, and the desire to have it deleted or corrected, as well as the withdrawal of consent. You will find our contact address in the “Legal details” section.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.