Privacy Policy & Cookies

Under constitutional law, all citizens have the right to determine the use of their personal data.

It is therefore our duty to protect your data you entrust us with when you visit our website. Below we have listed the type of data we collect about you, what happens to this data and which security measures we have adopted to prevent this data from being used in a fraudulent manner.

Scope of Application

This data protection notice is valid for the entire website. It is not, however, valid for any websites of other providers whose links you may find on our website.

Security Precautions

The entire staff of our company is trained according to § 5 of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] and must comply with the regulations concerning data secrecy. Our data processing centre as well as our in-house IT department constantly adapt the technical security precautions to the current circumstances and requirements. Both are subject to continual monitoring by our internal auditing and the Data Protection Officer, Mr Anders Born (andersborn@adamhall.com).

Logging of User Data

Every time a user accesses a page on our website, and every time a file is retrieved, the following access data regarding this procedure is stored in a data log on our server.

  • IP-Adresse
  • the page from which the file was requested
  • time and date
  • browser type and browser settings
  • operating system
  • the page you visited
  • the amount of data transferred
  • access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)

Right of disclosure and correction of stored personal data

In accordance with § 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] and § 13 of the German Telemedia Act [TMG], users have the right to request the disclosure of any and all stored personal data relating to them, free of charge. In line with the statutory provisions, users also have the right to have their personal data corrected, blocked and deleted.

Should this be the case, please contact:

Cookies

We implement cookies on our website.

A cookie is defined as information sent by a web server to a browser, which the browser then sends back to the web server every time the latter is accessed. Cookies enable the stateless hypertext transfer protocol to store information between retrievals. A differentiation is made between persistent cookies and session cookies. The former are saved permanently (e.g. on the harddrive), whereas the latter are only saved for the duration of a single session.

The majority of the cookies implemented by us are session cookies, which are automatically deleted once the session ends. The advantage of the use of these time-restricted cookies is that you do not have to re-enter your personal data every single time you wish to fill out any of the various forms on our website.

Most browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the automatic saving of cookies if you wish, so that they are deleted when the browser is closed. You can also change the browser settings to receive a notification as soon as cookies are sent.

Data Privacy Statement for Using Facebook Plugins (Like-Button)

Our pages have plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA integrated. You can recognise Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" on our page. Click here for an overview of the Facebook plugins: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This way, Facebook is informed that your IP address visited our page. If you click the Facebook "Like Button" while logged on to your Facebook account, you can link to the contents of our pages from your Facebook profile. This way, Facebook can assign your visit to our pages to your user account. Note that we as provider of the pages are not informed of the content of the submitted data or their use by Facebook. For more information, see the data privacy statement of Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, log out of your Facebook user account.

Data Privacy Statement for Use of Google +1

Collection and Forwarding of Information:

The Google +1 button can be used to globally publish information. The Google +1 button enables you and other users to receive personalised contents from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have entered +1 for a content, and information on the page you have viewed by clicking +1. Your +1 can be displayed as information in Google services together with your profile name and your picture, e.g. in search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and in online advertisements.

Google records information on your +1 activities to improve the Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible public Google profile at least containing the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information on you.

Use of the collected information:

In addition to the above purposes, the information provided by you is used according to the applicable Google data privacy provisions. Google may publish summary statistics on the +1 activities of the users or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

Data Privacy Statement for Using Twitter

Our pages integrate functions of the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function means that the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Data will also be transferred to Twitter.

Note that we as provider of the pages are not informed of the content of the submitted data or their use by Twitter. For more information on this, see the data privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your Twitter data privacy settings can be changed in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Processing personal data

At several locations on our website, we offer you the possibility to contact us or to utilise certain services (e.g. signing up for a newsletter). All personal data transferred to us during this process is used solely for the one purpose for which they were entered. We do not pass on personal data to third parties.

Security of personal data

In order to guarantee the security of your information during the transfer process, we use secure sockets layer software (SSL). This software encodes the information provided by you. According to the current state of knowledge, a 128-bit encoding can therefore be deemed safe. This level of security is available on all younger generation browsers. You might want to consider updating the browser on your PC, if necessary.

When confirming an order, we display only the last four digits of your credit card number. Of course we pass on the complete credit card number to the relevant credit card company when the order is processed.

We adopt physical, electronic and procedural security measures when collecting, storing and disclosing our customers' personal data. In order to be able to implement these security measures, we occasionally request you to submit proof of identity before we disclose any personal information.

It is important to safeguard your password and your computer from unauthorised access.

Changes to this privacy policy

Due to current circumstances, such as an amendment to the German Federal Data Protection Act, we shall update this data protection notice if necessary.