Data Protection Specifications

1. DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE

General information

The following notes give a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data that personally identifies you. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Contact details can be found in the site notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

One way data is collected is by you telling us. This may include data that is entered data through a contact form. Other data is collected automatically when visiting the site through our IT systems. These are primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system, or time of the page request). The collection of this data follows automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

At any time you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking, or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time through the address given in the site notice. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When visiting our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly by using cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Details can be found in our privacy policy under the heading "Third-party modules and analysis tools". You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.

2. GENERAL INFORMATION AND OBLIGATIONS

Data protection

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy. When using this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data contains information that personally identifies you. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and to what end this happens. Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may entail security gaps. A gapless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Responsible authority

The responsible authority for data processing on this website is: Ando Technik GmbH, Hofschläger Deich 40, 21037 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0) 40 822 45 650 E-Mail: info@ando-technik.com. Responsible authority is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In case of violations of data protection laws, the person concerned has the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers as well as their contact data can be obtained from the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, handed over to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another person in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the website’s operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. An encrypted connection can be recognized when the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and a lock icon appears in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the scope of applicable laws, you have the right to obtain free information on your stored personal data, including their origin and recipient, and the purpose of the data processing. Furthermore, if necessary, you have the right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time through the address given in the site notice.

Objection to advertising mails

The use of contact information published under the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby objected. The operators of the websites explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.

3. DATA COLLECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

Cookies

The websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the deployment of cookies, allow cookies only in individual cases, accept cookies in certain cases or generally exclude the using of cookies. You may also activate automatic deletion upon closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may limit the functionality of this website. Cookies required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart function) are saved on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically flawless and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (such as cookies used for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The provider of the websites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system
  • referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

A combination of this data with other data sources is not made. Basis for the data processing is art. 6 par. 1 lit. b GDPR which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

When sending us inquiries through the contact form, the details entered into the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass this data on without your consent. The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations that have taken place until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The data entered by you in the contact form remains with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage, or until the purpose for the data storage has been omitted (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

Comment function on this website

For using the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information pertaining to the creation of the comment, your e-mail address, and, if you do not post anonymously, your chosen username will be stored.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function stores the IP addresses of the users who write comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before activation, we need this information in order to be able to act against the author in case of infringements such as insults or propaganda.

Storage duration of the comments

The comments and related data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments must be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments). The IP address will be automatically deleted after 60 days.

Legal basis

The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

 

Processing data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content, or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. b GDPR which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures. We only collect, process, and use personal data on the utilization of our websites (usage data) insofar as this is necessary in order to enable or bill the user for the use of the service. The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transfer at the conclusion of the contract for services and digital content

We transfer personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in terms of the processing of the contract, for example to the bank commissioned to handle the payment processing. A further transfer of the data does not take place unless you have explicitly consented to the transfer. A transfer of your data to third parties without explicit consent, such as for advertising purposes, does not take place. The basis for data processing is art. 6 par. 1 lit. b GDPR which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

4. SOCIAL MEDIA

Share content via plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter & Co.)

The content on our sites can be shared in social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ in compliance with data privacy. For this, the site uses the so-called Shariff solution. This procedure establishes direct contact between the networks and users only when the user actively clicks on one of these buttons. An automatic transfer of user data to the operators of these platforms is not carried out by this tool. If the user is logged in to one of the social networks, using the social buttons of Facebook, Google + 1, Twitter & co. will prompt an information window in which the user can confirm the text before submitting. Our users can share content on this page in a data privacy-compliant manner on social networks without having complete surf profiles created by the networks’ operators.

Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)

Integrated on our site are plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" ("Like") on our site. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When visiting our sites, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives information that you have visited our site using your IP address. When clicking on the Facebook "Like-Button" while being logged in to your Facebook account, you may link the contents of our sites to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our sites to your user account. We point out that as provider of the websites we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to the Facebook Privacy Policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our sites with your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.

Twitter plugin

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our sites. These features are made available through Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. In the course of this, data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that as provider of the websites we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at: https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google+ plugin

Our sites use features of Google+. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collecting and sharing of information: Use the Google+ button to post information worldwide. The Google+ button will provide you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave + 1 for a piece of content as well as information about the website viewed when you clicked +1. Your + 1's can appear as clues along with your profile name and photo on Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. Using the Google+ button requires a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or possess other identifying information of you. Use of information collected: In addition to the purposes outlined above, the information you provide will be used subject to applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish summarized statistics about users' +1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.

Pinterest plugin

Our website uses social plugins from the Pinterest social network operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ("Pinterest"). If you visit a site that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits protocol data to the server of Pinterest in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the visited websites that also contain Pinterest features, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest, as well as cookies. For information about purpose, scope, as well as further processing and use of data by Pinterest, including your rights and options regarding your privacy, please refer to the Pinterest Privacy Policy: https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy.

5. ANALYSIS TOOLS AND ADVERTISING

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States of America. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the U.S. and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted through your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies in a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that doing so may result in not being able to use all of the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Order data processing

We have entered into a contract on order data processing with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be prepared that contain statements on age, gender, and interests of the site’s visitors. This data stems from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You may disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section "Opposition to Data Collection".

6. PLUGINS AND TOOLS

Google Web Fonts

For the uniform representation of fonts, this site uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google. When accessing a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. Google is thereby informed about your accessing of our website through your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer. For more information on Google Web fonts, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google's Privacy Policy: https: //www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

7. ONLINE MARKETING AND PARTNER PROGRAMS

Amazon affiliate program

The website’s operators, Ando Technik GmbH, participate in the Amazon EU Partner Program. Through Amazon, included on our sites are ads and links to the Amazon.de website, by which we can earn money through the reimbursement of advertising expenses. Amazon uses cookies to understand the origin of the orders. This allows Amazon to recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on our website. The storage of "Amazon cookies" is based on art. 6 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this because only through cookies, the amount of its affiliate compensation can be determined. For more information on the use of data by Amazon, please refer to the privacy policy of Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401.

Cookies and reports on access numbers

We use "session cookies" from VG Wort, Munich, to measure access to texts in order to record the copy probability. Session cookies are small pieces of information that a provider stores in the memory of the visitor's computer. In a session cookie, a randomly generated, unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the retention period. Session cookies cannot save other data. These measurements are carried out by INFOnline GmbH according to the Scalable Central Measurement Method (“Skalierbares Zentrales Messverfahren”, SZM). They help to determine the copying probability of individual texts for the remuneration of legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data through cookies. Many of our sites are provided with JavaScript invocations through which we report access to the collecting society Wort (VG Wort). We thereby enable our authors to participate in the payouts of the VG Wort which complies with the legal remuneration for the use of copyrighted works in accordance with par. 53 German copyright act (“Urhebergesetz”, UrhG). Use of our offers is possible without cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent.

Privacy policy for the use of Scalable Central Measurement Method

Our website and our mobile website use the "Scalable Central Measurement Method" (SZM, see “Cookies and reports on access numbers”) of the INFOnline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de) for the determination of statistical parameters for determining the copy probability of texts. Anonymous measurement values are collected. The measurement of access numbers alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature, created from various automatically transmitted information of your browser, to recognize computer systems. IP addresses are processed only in an anonymous form. The procedure was developed in compliance with data protection. The only objective of the procedure is to determine the copy probability of individual texts. At no time individual users are identified. Your identity remains protected at all times. You will not receive advertising through the system.