Privacy Policy

Empolis privacy policy 
As of June 1, 2012

Protecting personal data is an important matter for Empolis Information Management GmbH. All of Empolis’ web activities comply with European legislation and the standards issued by the European Union and the GBDe recommendations from September 2001. Empolis Information Management GmbH also adheres to the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). This privacy policy governs how Empolis Information Management GmbH treats information gathered in the course of your visit to its website.

 

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.

 

Options
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.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). ?Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. ?In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. ?Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. ?On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. ?Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. ?You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. ?Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

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.

Deactivate Google Analytics

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

Source: www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de

Security
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.

 

Minors
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.

 

Links to other websites
The present privacy policy statement applies to the www.empolis.com website hosted by Empolis Information Management GmbH. Web pages are part of this Internet presence and may contain links to other providers within or outside Empolis Information Management GmbH, to which this privacy policy does not apply. When leaving the Empolis Information Management GmbH website, we recommend that you carefully read the privacy policy of any website that collects personal data.

 

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
Elke Deus
Meisenstrasse 90
33607 Bielefeld
Email: elke.deus(at)empolis.com

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
If this privacy policy should be amended, notification of such amendments will be provided on our homepage and in other appropriate locations.