PrivacyData protection declaration
We attach maximum importance to protecting your data and safeguarding your privacy. Therefore, we provide information below regarding collection and use of personal data while using our website.
Anonymous data collection
You can visit our websites without having to provide any personal details. We do not save any personal data in this connection. In order to improve our offer, we evaluate only the statistical data, which does not allow any inference of your personal details.
Collection and processing while using the contact form
When using the contact form, we collect personal data (particulars of personal or objective relationships of a particular or definable natural person) only within the scope provided by you. We use your email address only for processing your request. Your data is deleted subsequently if you do not approve of the further processing and use.
Data collection while writing a comment
We collect personal data within the scope of your comments on an article or contribution only in the scope as notified by you.
While publishing your comment, the email address specified by you is not published, but only the name notified by you.
Collection, processing and use of personal data
We collect personal data (particulars of personal or objective relationships of a particular or definable natural person) only within the scope provided by you.
Your personal data is processed and used for completing and processing your order and also for processing your requests.
After the contract is processed completely, all the personal data is first saved taking into account the retention periods under fiscal and commercial law and then deleted after the expiry of the deadline, if you have not approved of the further processing and use.
Use of the email address for sending the newsletters
Irrespective of the contract execution, we are using your email address exclusively for advertising purposes for sending the newsletter, provided that you have given your consent.
Your consent declaration is given below:
"(Email-Adresse eintragen) - Briefsymbol anklicken
Newsletter abonnieren - Speichern
Ja, ich möchte den kostenlosen Octopus® Newsletter erhalten. (im Kundenkonto anhaken)" .
You can use the corresponding link in the newsletter or send us a message to unsubscribe the newsletter anytime; the relevant contact details can be found in our Disclaimer.
Your email address will then be deleted from the mailing list.
Forwarding personal data
Your data is not forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent. Only our service partners, which we require for handling the contractual relationship, are excluded from this. In these cases, we strictly adhere to the specifications of the Federal Data Protection Act. The scope of the data transfer is restricted to a minimum.
Our websites use so-called cookies at several places. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves. They help to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and reliable. In addition, cookies allow our systems to identify your browser and offer you services. Cookies do no contain any personal data.
Using the Remarketing or “Similar target groups” function of Google Inc.
The supplier uses the Remarketing or “Similar target groups” function of Google Inc. (“Google”) on the website. The supplier can use this function to specifically approach the visitors of this website with advertisements by running personalised, interest-related advertisements for visitors of the supplier’s website if they visit other websites in the Google Display network. Google uses so-called cookies for analysing the website usage, which forms the basis for developing the interest-related advertisements. For this, Google saves a small file with a numerical sequence on the browsers of the website’s visitors. This number is used to record the visits to the website as well as anonymised data about the website usage. Personal data of the website’s visitors is not saved. If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display network, pop-ups are displayed to you, which are likely to take into account previously accessed product and information fields.
Additional information regarding Google Remarketing as well as the data protection declaration of Google can be viewed on:
Using Google Adwords conversion tracking
We use the online advertising service “Google AdWords” and conversion tracking within the scope of Google AdWords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).
If you click an advertisement run by Google, a cookie for the conversion tracking is saved on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and thus do not help in personal identification.
If you visit specific webpages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can identify that you have clicked on the advertisement and were forwarded to this page.
Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no option that cookies can be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers.
The information that is obtained with the help of the conversion cookie helps to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers, who have decided on conversion tracking. Here, the customers find out about the total number of users who have clicked on their advertisement and were forwarded to a site provided with a conversion tracking tag. You however do not receive any information which can be used to identify users personally.
If you do not wish to take part in the tracking, you can disagree to this use by not installing the cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software (deactivation option). You are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics.
For additional information as well as for the data protection declaration, please visit: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are saved on your computer and which allow analysing the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in USA and saved there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is however abbreviated by Google in advance within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address is transferred to a Google server in USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. Google shall use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your website use, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide additional services associated with the website use and Internet use as against the website operator. The IP addressed transferred from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not consolidated with the other data by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved through a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would like to bring to your attention that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website entirely in this case. In addition, you can prevent the recording of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and based on your website use in Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available on the following link and installing it [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].
Using Addthis plugins
On these Internet sites, “Addthis” plugins are used, which are provided by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA; hereafter, they are referred to as AddThis LLC. With the “Addthis” plugin, the AddThis LLC enables the use of so-called sharebuttons with which one can recommend the individual webpages on the Internet via social networks or save them with different bookmarking services. You can view the different Addthis logos, which contain the plugin, at the following link: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing
If you invoke webpages of our Internet presence, which are provided with such a plugin, a link is established with the AddThis servers in the USA and the plugin is displayed on the webpage through a notification to your browser. Here, your IP address as well as the information, as to which of our Internet sites you have visited, is forwarded to the AddThis server. In this respect, cookies are used. Cookies involve small text files, which are locally saved in the cache of the Internet browser of the user visiting the webpages. Cookies allow the identification of the Internet browser. The AddThis LLC generates anonymised user profiles from this data. It serves in adapting online offers to the respective requirements even better.
Log on to www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy for more information on the collection and processing of the data transmitted through the AddThis LLC.
You can always object to the data collection and saving through AddThis LLC with future effect by setting a so-called “Opt-Out-Cookie” on the site www.addthis.com: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.
You have an option to prevent downloading Addthis plugins by installing corresponding add-ons in your browser.
Use of social plugins with "Shariff"
So that you can maintain control of your data, the privacy protection "Shariff" button is used in order to integrate the social media sharing function. Without your express permission, no connection is made to the social network servers and therefore no data is submitted.
"Shariff" is a development from specialists of the computer technology magazine c't. It enables more personal privacy in the network and replaces the usual social network "share" buttons. You may find further information on the Shariff project here.
If you click on the buttons that appear in a popup window, you can log in with your data with the respective provider. First, after you actively login, a direct connection to the social network takes place.
By logging in, you give your permission to transfer your data to the respective social media provider. At this time, information such as your IP address and which websites you have visited is transmitted. Should you be connected simultaneously with one or more of your social network accounts, the information collected is also assigned to your corresponding profiles. Therefore, you can only prevent this assignment by logging yourself out before visiting our website and before activating the button for your social media accounts.
Information, correction, blocking and deletion of data
At all times, you have the right to free information about your saved data as well as the right to correction, deletion and blocking of the same. Please contact us if required. You will find the contact details in our Legal Notice.
last update: 03.12.2015