Your privacy is extremely important to us and we ensure that the personal information you provide to us is handled carefully and confidentially.
Do you have any questions that have not been answered in this Privacy Statement? Do you have any suggestions or comments concerning the content of this Privacy Statement or the way in which we handle your personal data? If so, we will be pleased to hear from you. You can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
General visit data
We log general visit data relating to the use of our website. Within this context we record the IP address of your computer, your user name (if applicable), the time the information was called up and data sent by your browser. We try to anonymise this data as far as possible before using it. This data is only used to generate analyses and is not supplied to third parties.
If you complete a contact or application form on the website, the data you send us is stored for as long as necessary to respond and deal with the matter fully, depending on the type of form. If you send us an e-mail, this is included in our e-mail archive. The messages may be stored for 7 years (due to the statutory retention obligation and/or back-up procedures).
Further details on Google Analytics cookies can be found on the following page. Additional information on the Terms Of Service of Google Analytics is available here (https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html).
Google Analytics cookies can be identified from their name, which starts with _utm. They are stored for a maximum of 2 years:
__utma, 2 years from set or update
__utmb, 30 minutes from set or update
__utmc, valid during the session, no longer applicable
__utmz, 6 months from set or update
__utmv, 2 years from set or update
__utmx, 2 years from set or update
Protection of personal data
We employ strict security procedures to ensure, amongst other things, that unauthorised parties do not gain access to personal data. Access to log files containing visit data and other files containing personal data is restricted by means of passwords and encryption.
Log files/IP addresses
When you visit our Web Site, we automatically log your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) which is automatically recognised by our web server. We use IP addresses to help us administer our Web Site and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.
Non personal information
We may automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to our Web Site. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our Web Site. We may from time to time supply the owners or operators of third party sites from which it is possible to link to our Web Site with information relating to the number of users linking to our Web Site from their sites. You cannot be identified from this information.
Where is the information stored?
Information which you submit via our Web Site is stored on a computer located in the European Economic Area. This is necessary in order to process the information and to send you any information you have requested. Not all countries outside the EEA have data protection or privacy laws. In addition, if you use our Web site while you are outside the EEA, your information may be transferred outside the EEA in order to provide you with what you requested.