Data protection

 

1 General information

 

1.1 Information on the collection of personal data

Protecting your personal data is a key concern for us. Below we will provide information on how we collect personal data when you use this website. Personal data is any data that can be traced back to you personally, such as names, addresses, email addresses and user behaviours.

 

1.2 Provider identification

The service provider as defined in Section 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the responsible authority as defined in Section 3(7) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is

ETO GRUPPE Beteiligungen GmbH
Hardtring 8
78333 Stockach
Telephone: +49 77 71 8 09-0
Telefax: +49 77 71 8 09-100

For ease of understanding, the terms “we” and “us” or any similar expressions used below always refer to ETO GRUPPE Beteiligungen GmbH as the responsible service provider.

 

2 Right of access and withdrawal

 

(1) You have the right to demand access at any time from us to the data held by us about you and to be informed of the origin of the data and of the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data is forwarded, as well as the purpose for which the data is held.

(2) If you have given your consent to the use of data, you may withdraw it at any time.

(3) Please submit any requests for information, enquiries on information or objections to the processing of data by email to info@etogruppe.com or to the address given in item 1.2.

 

3 Data security

 

We take up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, and in particular to protect your personal data from risks during data transfer and from third-party access. These are always kept in line with the latest technology.

 

4 Data collection in the event of purely informational use of the websites

 

4.1 Scope of data collection in the event of informational use

When our website is used for purely informational purposes – i.e. when you do not sign in, register or otherwise submit information to us in order to use the website – we do not collect any personal data except the data that your browser submits in order to allow you to visit the website.

This consists of the following:

· IP address

· Date and time of the request

· Content of the request (specific page)

· Access status/HTTP status code

· Host name of the computer accessing the page

· Website from which the request originated

· Description of the type of web browser used

· Language and version of the browser software

· Operating system and interface.

 

4.2 Use of cookies

(1) In addition, when you use the website, cookies will be saved on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using, and through which certain information is passed to the site that sets the cookie (in this case us).

(2) We use cookies so that we can identify you on future visits. Cookies also allow us to analyse the use of our website.

(3) The saved information is stored separately from any further information that may be submitted to us. In particular, cookie data is not associated with your other data.

(4) Our website uses cookies as follows:

· Temporarily set cookies (transient cookies):

Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser. This includes session cookies in particular. These save what is known as a session ID, which can be used to assign different requests from your browser to the same session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

· Time-limited cookies (persistent cookies):

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified length of time, which may differ from cookie to cookie. You can delete the cookies in your browser’s security settings at any time.

· Third-party cookies:

Unlike first-party cookies, third-party cookies are set by a third party – i.e. not by the actual website you are visiting at the time.

(5) Cookies cannot execute programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the internet service more user-friendly and effective overall.

(6) Browsers are generally set up to accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser settings as you wish and refuse to accept cookies. You can find more information about this in the help pages of the browser you are using. Please note that this may mean you will not be able to use all the features of this website.

 

5 Special forms of use of the website

 

5.1 Use of additional functions of our website, contacting us

(1) As well as purely informational uses of our website, we also offer a number of features that you can use if you are interested. To do this you will usually need to submit additional personal data, which we will require in order to provide the particular service. If it is possible to submit other optional data, this will be indicated accordingly.

(2) If you contact us by email or via the contact form, we will store your email address, your first and last name and, if provided, your telephone number so that we can respond to your queries.

(3) To prevent third parties from accessing your personal data without authorisation, the connection is encrypted using SSL technology.

 

5.2 Supplier login

(1) If you would like to use the protected download area on our website, you will need to register by providing your email address. For registration, we use what is known as the double opt-in process, which means that your registration will not be completed until you have first changed the encrypted password, which will be sent to you by email for the purpose of logging in, to your own password by clicking the link in the email. If you do not carry out this confirmation promptly, your registration data will be deleted from our database.

(2) If you use our download area, we will save the data about you that we require for the purpose of fulfilling the contract. We will also save the optional data you provide for the time during which you use the portal unless you delete it first. You can manage and amend any of this information, except your user name, in the protected customer area.

 

5.3 Disclosure of data to third parties

(1) We may disclose your personal data to third parties if necessary for the purpose of providing the service or executing the contract, or if we offer features or services in cooperation with a third-party provider. In such cases, we will notify you separately of any transfer to a third party before disclosing your data.

(2) If, in the course of this, data is processed outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will ensure that this is done exclusively in accordance with all data protection provisions.

 

6 Web tracking

 

6.1 Google Analytics

(1) Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer, making it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address is first truncated by Google within EU member states or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide other services associated with the use of the website and internet use to the website operator.

(2) The IP address sent by your browser through Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

(3) You can prevent the saving of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; please note that this may mean that you will not be able to make full use of all the features of this website.

(4) In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: Browser plug-in.

(5) Our website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses are processed in truncated form, so that they cannot be traced directly to a particular person.

(6) Google Analytics is used in accordance with the requirements agreed by the German data protection authorities with Google.

(7) Third-party provider information:
o Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland Google Analytics Privacy Policy; More information on data collection: Google Privacy Policy

 

7 Social media plug-ins

 

7.1 Use of social media plug-ins

(1) We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Google+, Xing, LinkedIn. We use the system known as the two-click solution for these. This means that, when you visit our website, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of these plug-ins. You will be able to identify the provider of the plug-in from the initial letter in the marking on the greyed-out box. Personal data will only be passed on if you click on one of the plug-ins. When the plug-in is activated, data is automatically passed on to the provider of that plug-in and stored there (in the United States for US providers). We have no control over what data is collected or what data processing operations are used, nor are we aware of the full scope of the data collected or of the purposes or duration of storage. Because the plug-in provider collects the data through cookies in particular, we recommend deleting all your cookies by using the security settings in your browser before clicking on the greyed-out box.

(2) When you activate a plug-in, the plug-in provider will be informed that you have accessed the relevant subpage of our online service. In addition, the data indicated in item 4.1 of this declaration will be passed on. In the case of Facebook and Xing, the respective providers have stated that only anonymised IPs are collected in Germany. This happens regardless of whether you have an account with the relevant plug-in provider or are logged into such an account. If you are logged into the plug-in provider’s site, this data will be directly associated with your account. If you press the activated button and link to the site, for example, the plug-in provider will also save this information in your user account and share it publicly with your contacts. If you do not want your data to be associated with your profile on the plug-in provider’s site, you will need to log out before activating the button.

(3) The plug-in provider will save this data as a usage profile and use it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation will be carried out in particular (including for users who are not logged in) to display appropriate advertising and to provide other users of the social network with information about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such usage profiles. To exercise this right, you must contact the relevant plug-in provider.

(4) Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be obtained in the following data protection declarations supplied by the providers. These also contain additional information on your rights in this regard and on the settings you can use to protect your privacy:

· Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; Data Policy; More information on data collection: “Like” button

· Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; Privacy Policy

· Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany; Privacy Policy

· LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; Privacy Policy

 

7.2 Embedding of third-party services

(1) We have integrated content from the following third parties into this website:

YouTube embedding

We have embedded YouTube videos into our online service. These are stored at http://www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website. They are all embedded in “privacy-enhanced mode”, meaning that no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. The data indicated in paragraph 2 is only transferred when you play the videos. We have no control over this transfer of data.

Google Maps embedding

On our website, we use the Google Maps API to present geographic information visually on the “ETO Worldwide” page.

(2) When you visit the websites, the third-party provider will be informed that you have accessed the relevant subpage of our website. In addition, the data indicated in item 4.1 of this declaration will be passed on. This happens regardless of whether the third-party provider supplies a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into the plug-in provider’s site, this data will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your data to be associated with your profile on the plug-in provider’s site, you will need to log out before activating the button.

(3) The plug-in provider will save this data as a usage profile and use it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation will be carried out in particular (including for users who are not logged in) to deliver appropriate advertising and to provide other users of the social network with information about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such usage profiles. To exercise this right, you must contact the relevant plug-in provider.

(4) Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be obtained in the following data protection declarations supplied by the providers. These also contain additional information on your rights in this regard and on the settings you can use to protect your privacy:

· YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA; Privacy Policy

· Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Privacy Policy; More information on data collection: Transparency and choice

 

8 ETO GRUPPE Data Protection Officer

 

ETO GRUPPE Beteiligungen GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Hardtring 8
78333 Stockach, Germany
Email: info@etogruppe.com

 

 

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