Data privacy statement
Area of validity
This data privacy statement is intended to inform users of this website of the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website owner www.union-instruments.com as per the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz).
The website owner takes your data privacy very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal regulations.
Bear in mind that data transmitted over the Internet is considered exposed to gaps in security. Complete protection against access by outside agents is not possible.
The website owner/site provider collects data on site access and saves this as server log files. The following data is logged in this way:
• Websites visited
• Time at which access occurred
• Volume of transmitted data in bytes
• Source/reference from which you arrived at the site
• Browser used
• Operating system used
• IP address used
The collected data is used solely for statistical evaluation and to improve the website. However, the website owner reserves the right to check server log files afterward if concrete evidence indicates unlawful use.
Handling of personal data
The website owner only collects, uses and passes on your personal data if this is permissible within the legal framework or you consent to such data collection.
Personal data includes any and all information which serves to identify your person and which can be traced back to you, such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
Handling contact data
If you contact the website owner using the contact options offered, your information will be saved so that it can be accessed for the purpose of processing and responding to your query. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
Handling of comments and contributions
Should you leave contributions or comments on this website, your IP address will be saved. This serves a security purpose for the website owner, as the owner will want the ability to track your identity should your comments and/or contributions break the law.
You have the option of subscribing to both the entire website as well as to comments left as responses to your contribution. You will receive an email so that you can confirm your email address. Other than this, no further data is collected. The saved data is not passed on to third parties. You can cancel subscriptions at any time.
This website uses the “Google Analytics” service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043) for the analysis of website use by users. This service uses “cookies,” i.e. text files saved on your terminal. The information collected by cookies is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and saved there.
IP anonymization is used at this website, where the IP address of users is truncated within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This truncation eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Within the scope of the agreement on order data processing concluded between website owners and Google Inc., Google generates an assessment of website use and activity using the collected information and provides services associated with Internet use.
You have the option of preventing the saving of cookies on your device by making the corresponding settings in your browser. If your browser does not permit cookies, it is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all the functions of this website without restrictions.
In addition, you can prevent the information (including your IP address) collected by cookies from being sent to and used by Google Inc. by using a browser plugin. The following link will bring you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Alternatively, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you at this website by clicking this link (WICHTIG! Opt-Out-Link einfügen). Clicking the link above will download an “opt-out cookie.” Your browser must permit the saving of cookies for this purpose. If you delete your cookies on a regular basis, the link must be clicked again each time you visit this website.
You can find more information on data use by Google Inc. here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Use of social media plugins
This website uses Facebook social plugins operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025). Embedded plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo and by the terms “Like” and “Share” in the Facebook colors (blue and white). Information on all Facebook plugins can be found at the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website owner has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data transmitted by the plugin to the servers of Facebook Inc. Information on this can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084 The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you have visited this website. This may result in your IP address being saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website, the information mentioned will be linked to it.
If you use the functions of the plugin, for example by sharing or liking a contribution, the corresponding information is also transmitted to Facebook Inc.
If you would like to prevent Facebook Inc. from linking this data to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.
This website also uses the “+1” button of Google Plus. This button is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043). If you visit a site containing the “+1” button, a direct connection between your browser and the Google servers is established. For this reason, the website owner has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data transmitted by the plugin to the servers of Google Inc. If you click the “+1” button while you are logged in to Google +, you are sharing the contents of the site in your public profile.
According to Google Inc., personal data is not collected until you click the button. The IP address, among other things, of logged-in Google users is also saved. If you would like to prevent Google Inc. from saving this data and linking it to your account, please log out before visiting this website.
Information on the “+1” button can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.
This website also uses Twitter buttons, which are operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107). If you visit a site containing such a button, a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter servers is established. For this reason, the website owner has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data transmitted by the plugin to the servers of Twitter Inc.
According to Twitter Inc., only your IP address is collected and saved here. Information on the handling of personal data by Twitter Inc. can be found here: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en
The website owner offers a newsletter providing information on current events and offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must provide a valid email address.
Rights of the user: information, rectification and deletion
You as a user can, upon request, receive information on the personal data about you which has been saved (free of charge). If your wishes do not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. telecommunications data retention), you are entitled to have incorrect data rectified and to have your personal data blocked or deleted.