pursuant to the German Teleservices Data Protection Act (TDDSG)
We are pleased that you are visiting our website and are interested in our services. It is important to us that your personal data is protected whilst it is processed throughout the entire business process.
In what follows, we explain the manner, extent and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by inovex GmbH on this website (hereinafter called "the Website"). The legal principles of data protection can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access Data/Server Log Files
inovex GmbH collects data each time the Website is accessed (so-called server log files). The access data consists of: name of the website requested, file, date and time of request, amount of data transmitted, notification of successful request, name of browser and version, user's operating system, referrer URL (the site previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider. We use the protocol data only for statistical analysis for the purpose of operating, securing and optimising the Website.
However, we reserve the right to examine the protocol data at a later date in the event of legitimate suspicion of illegal use based on a specific indication.
Handling Personal Data
Personal data is information by which a person can be identified; it contains details which can be traced back to a particular person. Examples include a name, an email address or a telephone number. However, data regarding preferences, interests or which websites someone visits also counts as personal data. We will collect, use and forward personal data only when it is legally permitted or when the users have consented to the collection of data.
Upon contacting inovex (for example using the contact form or by email), the user's details will be saved for the purpose of processing the query and in case any further questions arise.
Our newsletter informs you about us and our services. If you would like to receive the newsletter, you need to provide us with a valid email address along with information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address or that the owner has consented to receiving the newsletter. No further data will be collected. This data will be used solely for the purpose of sending the newsletter and will not be forwarded to third parties. If you register to receive the newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date of registration. This data is only saved to serve as evidence in the event that a third party misuses an email address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the person authorised. Your consent to the data and email address being saved and their use to send the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time. You can withdraw consent via a link in the newsletter itself, via your profile or by informing us using the aforementioned means of contact.
Integration of Third Party Services and Third Party Content
Third party content such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites may sometimes be integrated into this Website. It is always assumed that the providers of this content (hereinafter called "Third Party Providers") can see the users' IP addresses, as without this information they would not be able to send the content to the respective user's browser. Hence, the IP address is necessary for displaying this content. We endeavour only to use content from providers who will use the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the Third Party Providers save the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. If we become aware of this, we will inform the users.
Cookies are small pieces of data which allow specific information relating to the user's device to be saved on that device (PC, smartphone, etc.). They serve firstly to make websites more user-friendly (e.g. by saving login data). They also serve to collect statistical data regarding how a website is used and to analyse this data for the purpose of improving the service. The users can influence how the cookies are used. Most browsers provide an option to restrict or completely prevent the saving of cookies. However, it should be noted that use and in particular ease of use are restricted without cookies.
The data entered during the registration process is used for the purpose of the use of the Website. The users can be informed by email of information relevant to the Website or registration, such as changes to the scope of the Website or technical problems. The data collected is visible from the input mask used in the course of registration. This comprises title, first and last name, company, street and house number, postcode and location, email address and IP address.
This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are saved on a user's computer and facilitate an analysis of how a website is used. The information created by the cookie regarding the use of that website by the users is generally transmitted to one of Google's servers in the USA and saved there. If IP anonymisation is activated on that web page, Google will already have shortened the users' IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other states which are contracting parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to one of Google's servers in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymisation is active on this Website. On behalf of the operator of this Website, Google will use this information in order to analyse the use of the Website by the users, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide the website operator with other services connected with using the Website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. The users can change their browser software settings to prevent cookies from being saved; this Website informs users that if they do so, they may not be able to use all of the functions of this Website to their full effect. Furthermore, the users can prevent the data created by the cookie relating to their use of the Website from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Use of Facebook Social Plug-ins
This Website uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from the social network www.facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plug-ins are recognisable by one of the Facebook logos (a white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" symbol), or are labelled "Facebook Social Plug-in". When a user requests a page of this Website which contains such a plug-in, the user's browser builds a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook and integrated by it into the web page. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the extent of data collected by Facebook with the help of this plug-in and so can only inform the users to the extent of his knowledge:
By integrating the plug-ins, Facebook is informed that a user has requested the corresponding page of the Website. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to the user's Facebook account. When users interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted by your browser directly to Facebook and saved there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook can find out his/her IP address and save it. According to Facebook, in Germany only an anonymised IP address is saved. The purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and settings options to protect the privacy of the users, can be found in Facebook's data protection policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a member of Facebook and does not want Facebook to collect data about him/her using this Website and combine it with his/her member data saved on Facebook, he/she must log out of Facebook before visiting the Website.
It is also possible to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, such as the "Facebook Blocker".
+1 Button from Google+
This Website uses the "+1" button from the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button is recognisable by the "+1" symbol on a white or coloured background. When a user requests a page of this Website which contains such a button, the browser builds a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the "+1" button is transmitted directly to the user's browser by Google and integrated by it into the web page. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the extent of data collected by Google with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking the button. Such data, for example the IP address, will be collected and processed only from members who are logged in. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, can be found in Google's data protection policy for the "+1" button and the FAQs.
This Website uses buttons for the Twitter service. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognisable by terms such as "Twitter" or "Follow" together with a stylised blue bird. With the help of the buttons, it is possible to share an article or a page of this Website on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter. When a user requests a page of this Website which contains such a button, the user's browser builds a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted directly to the user's browser by Twitter. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the extent of data collected by Twitter with the help of this plug-in and so can only inform the users to the extent of his knowledge. As far as the provider knows, only the IP address of the user with the URL of the respective web page is transmitted upon pressing the button, solely for the purpose of displaying the button. More information with regards to this can be found in Twitter's data protection policy.
Withdrawal, Changes, Rectifications and Updates
Upon request, the user is entitled to receive information free of charge regarding the personal data that has been saved about him/her. In addition, the user is entitled to the rectification of incorrect data and the blocking and deleting of his/her personal data, insofar as there are no opposing legal retention requirements.
More info: Thomas Schwenke, Lawyer