The company Data Respons GmbH has committed itself to comply with the Federal German Privacy Law regulations and to protect individual privacy while handling personal data provided by customers or prospective buyers. In due deference to the importance we attach to the careful handling of personal data, we have compiled these online privacy guidelines as part of our company privacy program.
Accordingly, you may decide for yourself whether or not you would like to provide us with your personal data. The notes we compiled for you when you register your data are supposed to help you in your decision. We may also point out that, with exception of Newsletter subscriptions, a large part of the Data Respons GmbH online offers can also be acquired without specifying any personal data.
In the last resort, personal data concern information about your identity. This refers to specifics such as name, address, telephone number, email address, etc. It is not at all necessary to disclose your personal data in order to use our website. In certain cases, however, we need your name and address to process requested services.
The same applies, for example, to sending information material and ordered goods or responding to individual queries. Wherever this is necessary, we call this to your attention. Beyond this, however, we only save and process data that is made available to us voluntarily or automatically.
Whenever you request services, we normally only record the data necessary to provide the respective services. Should we ask for additional data, this only accepted on a voluntary basis. The processing of personal data is performed exclusively to accomplish the requested service and to protect our own entitled business interests.
Persons under the age of 18 should not transfer any personal data to us without approval from their parents or legal guardians.
Assigned purpose of personal data
The recorded personal data you entrust us with is normally used to answer your queries, process your orders or to provide you with specified information or special offers. To keep up customer relations we ourselves or perhaps a third party authorized by us might also be required to use this personal data to inform you of product and service offers that could be of value to your business; or we utilize it to implement online surveys aimed at improving our performance and customer relations.
Naturally, we also respect your decision not to provide any personal data to support customer relations (especially required for direct marketing or market research purposes). We certainly will not sell or market your personal data to third parties or otherwise.
We only record, process, and use the personal data you offer us for the purposes explicitly indicated. We do not pass on personal data to third parties without your express permission.
The recording of personal data and passing it on to government agencies entitled to it is only performed within the bounds of pertinent legislation, or respectively, if we are enjoined to do so by rule of court. Our employees and commissioned service agencies have been pledged to confidentiality and compliance with German Federal Privacy Law regulations.
Automatically recorded non-personal data
The following data among others is saved for organizational and technical reasons when using our Internet pages: the names of the called pages, the browser and operating system used, the date and time of access, the search engines used, as well as the names of downloaded documents and their IP addresses.
We evaluate this technical data anonymously and only for statistical purposes in order to be able to optimize our Internet presence and to continuously enhance the presentation of our online offers. This anonymous data is kept separated from the personal data, saved in protected data systems, and cannot be traced to individual persons. Your personal data and privacy are thus protected at all times.
When you visit one of our websites, we might save information in the form of Cookies onto your computer. Cookies are small text documents that are sent by a web server to your browser and stored on the hard disk of your computer.
No personal data of the user are saved in this process, only the Internet protocol address. The information serves to recognize you automatically at your next visit of our website and to support your navigation. Cookies allow you, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or to save your password, so that you do not have to enter it at every visit.
Of course, you can also view our website without Cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, then you can prevent saving Cookies on your hard disk by clicking "No Cookies are accepted" in your browser settings. Please consult the manual of your browser manufacturer for details. However, not accepting any Cookies may lead to functionality restrictions concerning our offers.
We have taken all the necessary technical and organizational precautions to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and third-party data processing agents have been pledged to the German Federal Privacy Protection regulations and the confidential handling of personal data.
When recording or processing personal data, the information is transferred in an encrypted form to prevent third-party data misuse. Our precautionary measures are upgraded continuously according to best practices.
Changes to our privacy protection rules
We reserve ourselves the right to change our security and privacy protection measures as far as required to meet best practices standards. In this case we will also update our privacy statements accordingly. Please regularly take note of the current versions of our privacy statement.
In the case you use external links offered on our web pages, our privacy statement does not extend to them. When we offer links, we try to ensure that these also meet our privacy and data security standards. Yet we have no influence upon the compliance of other providers with current privacy and data security regulations. In this case you are urged to consult the respective privacy statements of those providers.
By using this website you thereby declare your agreement with the terms of our privacy guidelines and allow Data Respons GmbH to process your personal data for the purposes indicated when recording your data. Whenever the regulations of privacy legislation change, we will call this to your attention with temporarily placed visible notes on our website.
If you have any questions or comments concerning our online privacy guidelines, please contact us.