PRIVACY POLICY

As of February 1, 2018

Empolis Information Management GmbH considers it important to protect the personal data of all partners and follows the guidelines of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

This privacy policy tells you how we handle your information when you visit our website.

STORAGE AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

When this site is accessed and used, we record connection-related data (date and time of the visit, IP address used, browser type and operating system, pages visited and the referring site) as well as device data.

When you register with the site, we collect your title or form of address, first name, last name, street address and contact data (e-mail address, telephone number). This data is only requested and stored when you ask us to send you informational material or demos, for example, or register for our newsletter (more details below).

Cookies

Cookies are stored on your computer so that we can collect statistics involving the information mentioned above, including which pages were visited, whether documents were downloaded and, if so, which ones. Personally identifiable information is not stored in this context. You can easily delete cookies from your computer at any time.

Newsletters and webinars

To manage the newsletter, we use the tool MailChimp. Our agreement with this US-based company includes data privacy clauses that are standard in the European Union. You can easily cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time using the link at the end of every e-mail. The associated data are then deleted.

We evaluate the click rates for the newsletter in order to make future articles even more interesting. The data you provide for the newsletter subscription is not combined with other data.

To organize and conduct webinars, we use the tools GoToWebinar and LogMeIn. Our agreements with these US-based companies again include data privacy clauses that are standard in the European Union. The data collected in this context is deleted when the webinar is over, unless you have granted us permission to continue using it, or consent to such use was given in a different context (newsletter, business relationship).

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

Empolis Information Management GmbH uses your data to supply or provide access to the information desired and to evaluate the statistics described above for the purpose of providing content on our pages that matches your interests.

We do not disclose your personal data to third parties, nor do we use it for any other purpose.

The employees of Empolis Information Management GmbH are required to maintain the confidentiality of your data. IT service providers commissioned by us, as well as our own employees, are contractually obliged to abide by the law in dealing with your data and to maintain the confidentiality of your data.

YOUR RIGHTS

You are free to determine what information you wish to make available to us. If your personal data has changed, you may contact us by email at info(at)empolis.com so that we can update the information. In addition to this right to have your data corrected, you have a right to be informed of what personal data is being stored (see below), a right to have personal data deleted and a right to object to the storage of personal data.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilizes so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of a website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of our website is generally transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the United States. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first convert your IP address to a shortened, anonymized version within the member states of the European Union or in other member countries of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website for the purpose of compiling reports of website activities and providing additional services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data stored by Google. By adjusting your browser software settings, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer. If you do this, however, note that you will not be able to make full use of all of the website’s features. Furthermore, you can prevent the cookie data regarding your usage of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Alternatively, you can prevent data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. Doing so creates an opt-out cookie on your computer that prevents data from being collected when you next visit this website:

More information about the terms of service for Google Analytics and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code has been supplemented with “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).

We also utilize Google Analytics for statistical analysis of the data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie. If this is not desired, you can disable this usage with an opt-out here (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).

Source: www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de

SECURITY

We take every precaution to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. We comply with the European and the German laws and regulations concerning data privacy.

All of our (public) website traffic is encrypted with HTTPS/SSL. The certificate that confirms the identity of the web server for this purpose is issued by an independent third party.

The certificate can be called up by clicking on the padlock icon in the address bar of most browsers.

CHILDREN

We urge all parents and guardians to teach their children to use safe and responsible practices when on the Internet. Minors should not enter or transmit personal data without the consent of their parents or guardians. We verify that we do not knowingly collect personal data from minors, nor do we use such data in any way or disclose it to third parties without authorization.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The present privacy policy applies to the website www.empolis.com of Empolis Information Management GmbH, Kaiserslautern. The web pages that make up this site may contain links to other sites outside of Empolis Information Management GmbH that are not subject to our privacy policy. We recommend that you read the privacy policies carefully when visiting linked web pages.

CONTACT

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

E-mail: datenschutz@empolis.com

Upon request and in accordance with valid law, we will inform you in writing as to whether Empolis Information Management GmbH has collected personal data related to you through this website and, if so, what that data consists of. Please note that we need proof of your identity when you request information.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The version of our privacy policy that is currently in effect is published at this address. Older versions are retained and can be provided as necessary.