Thank you for visiting our website today. 

The purpose of this privacy policy is to let you know what kind of information we may gather about you, how we may use that information and whether we disclose it to anyone.

1. Purpose of collecting and using data according to § 13 paragraph 1 of the Telemediengesetz (German Telemedia Act)

Collecting your data serves to provide you with user-friendly, efficient and secure internet services. We use the collected and processed personal data in order to provide those users who are interested with information. Furthermore, we generally process the data with the goal of improving our service and ensuring its security. No personal data is processed: we process the data anonymously or using pseudonyms. 

2. The form and scope of collecting and processing personal data

a) Inventory data according to § 14 paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act
If you wish to receive a newsletter we need to save and use your e-mail address. We will then send electronic messages at appropriate intervals to the e-mail address you gave us. However, you can unsubscribe at any time.

b) Usage data according to § 15 paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act
As a general rule, you may access our websites without having to provide any personal data. Nevertheless, we will create a so-called utilization profile by using a pseudonym if you visit our websites as a registered or unregistered user. This implies that data will be collected and saved anonymously for marketing and optimization purposes. This data includes information on the website from which you were taken to our offer, information on your internet service provider and the offers you viewed on our website, as well as the date and length of your visit. On the basis of this already pseudonymous data a utilization profile will be created, along with a corresponding pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies may be used (see subparagraph 5 below). Authentication and tracking logs will be used to compile user statistics. This data will not contain any personally identifiable information.

c) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, an internet analytics service provide by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site are usually transmitted and stored in a Google server in the USA. In the case of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted and reduced to a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the website owner Google will use this information; to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other website activity and internet related services to the respective website owner. The use of the data from Google Analytics from your browser transmitted IP address will not be merged with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all features on this website. You may also prevent the detection of the cookie generated by and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google by clicking the following link: Disable Google Analytics

3. Passing on data to third parties

Your personal data provided on our site is saved and used in full compliance with statutory data protection provisions. We will not disclose this data to third parties outside Vincotech.

4. Disclosure, rectification, deletion, account freezing

Provided you send us a request in writing, we will inform you about which personal data we have saved at any time. You may at any time demand that we freeze or delete your user account data and accordingly your personal data. Only data we need in order to process open tasks or to enforce our rights are exempt from deletion, as well as data we are required to save by law.

5. Cookies, etc.

We use so-called cookies or other instruments to analyze the usage of our website. Cookies are small files which are saved on your hard drive and which provide us with specific information. This information above all includes the IP address, your browser type, the URL click stream (the chronological order of our internet sites you visited), the date and the time of your visit on our website as well as the cookie number. Firstly, using cookies and similar instruments makes it possible to recognize you whenever you as a user access our internet sites again after the expiration of a session. Cookies also allow us to ideally adapt our products and services to your individual needs. Lastly, we use cookies to statistically record how often our internet sites are viewed as well as the general navigation in order to create encoded usage profiles (see above).

6. Security

We employ technical and organizational security measures to guarantee that your data is protected from loss, incorrect modifications and unauthorized third-party access. To the greatest extent possible, we ensure that only authorized persons have access to your personal data and only insofar as it is necessary in the scope of the above-mentioned purposes.

7. Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

8. Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

9. Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below. 

This policy was last modified on July 23, 2010.