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Protecting your privacy while browsing our web sites is very important to us. The following outlines how we are applying the guidelines as set out by the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR, 2016/679).
Responsible in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data privacy acts of the member states as well as other provisions of data protection:
E-mail for general inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anonymization - Modifying the data (e.g. IP address), so that an identification of a natural person is no longer possible.
Cookie - A small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing.
Device - A (portable) object, such as a smartphone, tablet, notebook, or PC, used to access our website.
GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation, revision of data protection regulations for the European Union.
IP address - An address within the computer network based on the Internet Protocol (IP). This address is assigned to the device and thus allows the device to be addressed and so accessed.
Personal data - This information relates to a specific or identifiable natural, living person.
Pseudonymization - Modification of data in such a way that it is no longer possible to allocate it to a certain data subject without additional supplementary information.
We generally process personal data of our users/visitors of our website only insofar as this is necessary for the provision of an operational website and our content and services. Most of the data is collected in a pseudonymized or anonymized form.
To constantly improve our websites and the user experience we collect some information for statistical purposes. So when you visit our website, we automatically gather data and information from the device on which our website has been invoked. This information is stored in logfiles. Logfiles are stored for the current and the past three months.
The following data is collected here:
The logfiles contain pseudonymized IP addresses. The pseudonymization is a process performed by our internet service provider and can not be bypassed or overcome by InConTec. For that matter each IP address accessing our homepage gets a random real IP address assigned. The hereby pseudonymized IP addresses do not allow conclusions to the real IP addresses of the visitors of our websites. This assignment is unique within the closed system, which means that the visitor of the website can be recognized as a recurring visitor in case he is visiting the website a second time from a device with the same IP address. Therefore the same pseudonymized IP address will be assigned to him as the first time of his visit.
The data collected in the logfiles will not - and can not for the above mentioned procedure of pseudonymization - be stored together with any other personal data of the user/visitor.
The logfiles as well as any other temporary files created when using our websites are stored on a server in Germany. We do not pass any of this data to any other third party.
Our websites are not using cookies with the exception of session cookies. A session cookie will be invoked when you visit our website. It exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website and will be deleted once you exit your browser. Session cookies are considered unproblematic in terms of data protection.
Beside the collection of some data for statistical purpose as outlined in (IV), we are not using any other analysis and tracking tools (like e.g. Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, Crazy Egg).
We are not supporting any social media registrations on our websites (like e.g. Facebook Connect or Google+ Sign-In).
A contact form exists on our website, which can be used to get in touch with us in an “electronic” way. This contact form does not store the information you enter, it only sends them as an email to us and after that this email is deleted on the server, which hosts the website.
Alternatively you can send us a regular email with your inquiry by using the provided e-mail address(es).
However, we store the information you enter including the personal data on our server in Germany.
We do not pass any of this data to any other third party.
Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for reasons other than those listed below. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties, if:
We share personal data with the following recipients or categories of recipients for the aforementioned reasons:
We have put state-of-the-art safeguards in place which meet the requirements of data protection legislation to protect your personal data. These are continuously checked and, if necessary, adapted. The objective is to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction, or unauthorized knowledge or access by third-parties. We protect the systems and processing by a series of technical and organizational measures. These include pseudonymization and anonymization, logical and physical access restriction and control, firewalls and recovery systems. Our employees are familiar with the sensitive handling of personal data and are obliged to observe data secrecy in accordance with legal requirements.