As of June 1, 2012
Collecting and processing personal data
Personal data refers to the information that identifies you, e.g. your name, your address, e-mail or postal addresses. Empolis only stores personal data from you when it is explicitly desired, e.g. when ordering information material or subscribing to newsletters.
When visiting our website, a text file, also known as a “cookie”, is stored on your computer. The cookie records the pages you have viewed and indicates whether you have downloaded documents, for example. It does not include information specific to you personally.
When ordering a newsletter, information of this nature may be linked to your personal data. This means that it is possible to identify the topics you are most interested in, based on what you have viewed. Upon request, you may receive information tailored to your profile.
Use and disclosure of personal data
Empolis Information Management GmbH will use your personal data exclusively for purposes related to the technical administration of its web pages, as well as to give you access to specific information and for general communication with you. Empolis Information Management GmbH will not disclose your personal data to third parties, nor will it make any other use of such data. The employees of Empolis Information Management GmbH are required to maintain confidentiality of your data. IT service providers commissioned by us, as well as their employees, are contractually obliged to abide by the law in dealing with your data and to maintain confidentiality of your data.
You are free to determine what information you wish to make available to Empolis Information Management GmbH. If your personal data have changed (postal code, email or postal address, for example), you may contact Empolis Information Management GmbH by email at info-eu(at)empolis.com to correct or update your information.
Information collected automatically
When accessing the Empolis Information Management GmbH website, general, non-personal information (such as your Internet browser, number of visits, average duration of visit, pages viewed) is collected automatically, i.e. not through a registration process. This information is used to enhance the appearance, contents and functionality of our website. In this case, as well, your data are not used for other purposes or disclosed to third parties.
You have the possibility to deactivate data capture through Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to avoid future data capture while visiting our website.
Further information can be found underhttp://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html (Google Analytics Terms of Service & Privacy). ?Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
We also utilize Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and for statistical analysis of the double click cookie. If this is not desired, you can disable ads on the web with an opt out here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en&sig=ACi0TChz7_MoD7LtV5zfkyHFPMdyIg9gO6jqhj_86ulY94R30SSnv6cWBgC0aUxudCZHUW23DdXlhYZSADkd7DZUe7DEPucUKw
Empolis Information Management GmbH takes precautionary measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. It complies with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Empolis Information Management GmbH strongly urges all parents and guardians to teach their children safe and responsible handling of personal data on the Internet. Minors should not enter or transmit personal data on the Empolis Information Management GmbH website without the consent of their parents or guardians. Empolis Information Management GmbH verifies that it does not knowingly collect personal data from minors, nor does it use such data in any way or disclose it to third parties without authorization.
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Right to information
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer:
Empolis Information Management GmbH
Data protection officer
Upon request and in accordance with valid law, we will inform you in writing as to whether and which personal data has been stored by Empolis Information Management GmbH through its website.
Notification of amendments