Provider and responsible party pursuant to German Data Protection Act
Signal Cruncher GmbH
Dr. Michael Theß
With this Privacy Statement users are supplied with information about the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and usage of their data by the responsible provider.
The legal framework for data protection is the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
Acquisition of general information
Whenever this website is accessed, information is automatically acquired either by ourselves and/or the webspace provider. This information, also known as server log files, is non-specific in nature and does not allow you to be identified.
The data acquired includes: name of web page, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the referrer URL (the page used to access our site) and the IP address.
Without this data it would not be technically possible to deliver and offer some of the content of our website. The acquisition of data is essential in this regard. We moreover use anonymous information for statistical purposes as it helps us to optimise our site and technology. We furthermore reserve the right to subsequently check log files if we suspect any unlawful usage of our site.
Provision of services against payment
We ask for additional information to enable us to render services against payment, for example for details relating to payment.
To guarantee the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption processes (such SSL) via HTTPS, which correspond to the state of the art.
If you contact us using our online form or by e-mail, we will store the information you give us in order to respond to your enquiry and to possibly make further queries.
Incorporation of services and third-party content
Our site sometimes incorporates content and services of other providers. This includes for example maps supplied by Google Maps, videos from YouTube, as well as graphics and images from other websites. Transmission of the IP address is essential if users are to retrieve and display such data in their browser. These providers (referred to below as “third-party providers”) also learn the IP address of the relevant user.
Although we endeavour to use only third-party providers which solely require your IP address to deliver content, we have no influence on whether they possibly save it. In this event, the process serves statistical purposes, among others. We inform our users where we know that IP addresses are stored.
This website uses what are known as cookies. Cookies are text files from the server stored on your computer. They contain information about your browser, IP address, operating system and Internet connection. We do not pass on such data to third parties or associate it with personal data without your consent.
Cookies first and foremost fulfil two purposes. They help us make it easier for you to navigate our website and enable proper display of the site. They are not used to introduce viruses or start programs.
Users have the option of also viewing our site without cookies if they change the relevant settings in their browser. Please use the Help function of your browser to find out how to disable cookies. We should however like to point out here that this may impair some functions of the website and make it less easy to use. The pages http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) allow you to manage online advertising cookies.
Usage of Piwik
This website uses Piwik, an open-source software program which collects and stores data. The purpose of this information is for marketing and optimisation. Piwik uses the data to create user profiles with a pseudonym. To this end the software on your computer stores cookies (text files), which allow your usage of the website to be analysed. Your IP address is immediately anonymised after processing and prior to storage. The data is stored on the provider’s servers in Germany.
If you do not want Piwik to store cookies, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies via the settings of your browser (you can find information about this in the Help function of your browser). In this case you might not be able to use all functions of the website.
We only store personal data according to the principles of data avoidance and minimisation as long as this is necessary or is stipulated by law (statutory storage period). We block or delete this data if the purpose of the information collected is no longer applicable or when the storage period comes to an end.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You are entitled to apply for the provision of information about the personal data we have stored free of charge and/or to request its correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: Where this involves the requisite storage of data for business purposes or where data is subject to the statutory obligation to retain records.
In such case please contact our data protection officer Contact data:
Signal Cruncher GmbH
Data protection officer: Claudia Becker
To implement a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a blocking file for control purposes. If it is not subject to a statutory duty of archiving, you can also request deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you require.
Amendment of our Privacy Statement
To ensure that our Privacy Statement always complies with the latest statutory requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies where the Privacy Statement needs to be adapted on the basis of new or revised performance, for example new services. The new Privacy Statement will then come into effect the next time you visit our site.
Source: Data protection configurator of mein-datenschutzbeauftragter.de