Note regarding protection of data privacy
Significance of data protection
We regard data as forming the basis upon which an excellent service is delivered. But we place great value in securing the trust of our customers. It is our highest priority to protect customer data and to only use it in the manner our customers expect of us. For that reason we regard compliance with the statutory data projection regulations as self-evident. We also consider it important that you always know how we store what data and how we use it.
Transparency in the recording, communication and use of data
Your visit to our websites will be logged. The main information recorded to the IP address of the PC you are using, the data and time, the browser type and the operating system of your PC as well as the pages you view. As a rule it is not possible nor is it intended to establish any direct connection to any particular person.
Use and communication of data
This data is only recorded for the purpose of data security and to optimise our web-based services. apart from for statistical purposes (and then only in an anonymised form) the data is not otherwise analysed. There is no generation or processing of surfing profiles or such like pertaining to any particular individual.
The personal data you provide to us by way of a webpage or an email (e.g. your name and your address or your email address), will only be used for corresponding with you and for that purpose for which you provided us with the said data. We will also use this data to communicate occasional offers to you, to inform you of new products or services and to provide you with other information of possible interest. Of course you are entitled at any time to refuse us permission to use your data.
The information collected on this website will be communicated to the competent department within our group of companies. We assure you that we will not otherwise communicate your data to any third parties, unless we are legally obliged to do so or if you have given your prior consent.
To the extent that we use sub-contractors in the performance and execution of information processing, the relevant contractual arrangements will be regulated by the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service delivered by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics employs cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis to be made of your use of this website. The information about your use of the website as generated by each cookie will usually be relayed to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that you activate the IP anonymisation tool on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within the Member States of the European Union and within those signatory States to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be communicated to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of this website operator, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports about users’ website activities and to provide the operator with other services connected with website use and internet use. The IP address relayed by your browser within the Google Analytics process will not be linked to any other data owned by Google. You can block the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however we point out that by doing so you may be prevented from using the full range of this website's functions. If you wish to prevent the relay to Google of the data generated by the cookie and concerning your use of this website (incl. your IP address) and so prevent Google from processing this data, then please use the following link to download and install the browser add-on provided: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. In view of the current discussion concerning the use of analysis tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", so IP addresses can only be reprocessed in a truncated form, in order to prevent persons from being identified.
One of the features of the SELLBYTEL Group Internet presence on the domain www.sellbytel.com is that it uses what are called social plugins ('plugins') from the social network facebook.com, twitter.com, www.xing.com und www.linkedin.com. These are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ('Facebook'), Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA ('Twitter'), XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany ('XING') and LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA or LinkedIn Ireland , Gardner House, Wilton Place, Wilton Plaza, Dublin 2, Irland ('LinkedIn'). These plugins are indicated by appropriate logos.
When you access our Internet presence on the domain www.sellbytel.com, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn. The content of the plugins are transferred by Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website.
Integration of the plugin causes Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn to receive the information that you have accessed on the corresponding page of the SELLBYTEL Group Internet presence. If you are logged in one or more social networks, it/they will be able to assign your visit to your user account. Please note that an exchange of this information already takes place when you visit our Internet presence on the domain www.sellbytel.com, regardless of whether you interact with the plugin or not. If you interact with the plugins, such as by pressing the appropriate button, the corresponding information is sent directly to Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn by your browser and saved there. You can find information on the purpose and extent of data acquisition as well as how the data is processed further and used by Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn together with your rights and optional settings to protect your private sphere, in the specific data protection notes:
If you do not want Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn to gather data about you via our Internet presence, you must log out of Facebook, Twitter, XING and LinkedIn before visiting the SELLBYTEL Group Internet presence on the domain www.sellbytel.com.
Consent and withdrawal of consent
You may at any time delete any personal data you have provided to us. Data required for invoicing and accounting purposes will not be affected by any cancellation/revocation or by any deletion.
Duration of storage
Personal data provided to us via our website will only be stored until such time as the purpose for which you supplied said information has been fulfilled. Certain data may be stored up to 10 years in accordance with mandatory retention periods specified by commercial and tax legislation.
Links to other internet sites
At some points we will provide links to third-party websites. Even though we have carefully selected these third-parties, we do not make any guarantee or accept any liability with respect to the accuracy and/or completeness of the contents and the data protection provided by such websites. This Data Protection Policy too does not extend to third-party websites accessed via links provided on our website.
Updating of this Data Protection Policy
We are required to update this Data Protection Policy in the event that we launch new products or services, change our internet procedures or if there are new developments in relation to internet and IT security technology. We therefore reserve the right to amend or augment this policy as and when required. We will announce any changes here. You should therefore open this webpage regularly in order to find out about the current application version of our Data Protection Policy.
All information contained on this website has been very carefully checked. However, we do not guarantee that the contents of our own webpages are fully accurate, complete and completely up-to-date at all times.
Internal security measures
We ensure that confidentiality and security of your personal data by:
- using your personal data, provided to us via our website or through email communications, solely for fulfilling your request or inquiry,
- enjoining our employees to confidentiality agreements,
- making sure that our security precautions reasonably fulfil the current state-of-the-art,
- regularly reviewing the security of our systems to ensure that we are permanently able to protect data stored with us from any damage, loss or intrusions,
- having a Data Protection Officer responsible for ensuring compliance with this “Data Protection Policy”.
Information about our Data Protection Officer
If you are dissatisfied with the data protection measures described here, or if you still have any questions regarding the recording, processing and/or use of your personal data, we would be pleased to hear from you. We will make every effort to respond to your questions as quickly as possible and to implement your suggestions. Please contact our Data Protection Officer firstname.lastname@example.org.
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