The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. The collection of any personal data (such as name, address or email address) is as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These data will not be collected without your consent.
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg. as when communicating via e-mail) can has security gaps. A complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is impossible.
The websites make use of so-called cookies. As cookies small files are referred to, which enable your access device (for example PC, smartphone a.o..) to store specific information related to the device. Cookies do not harm your device and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device memory until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser sends automatically to us. These are:
- Name of the requested site
- File, date and time of access
- Amount of data transferred
- Notification of successful retrieval
- Browser type / browser version
- Operating system of the user
- Referrer URL
- IP address and request Direction Provider
These data are not specific to any individuals. A compilation of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively when specific evidence of unlawful use is noticed.
If you contact us (for example, using the contact form or e-mail) and send us requests, your data out of the request form including the contact details provided by you is stored there for the purpose of processing the request and for the case of follow-up questions with us. This data will not be disclosed without your consent.
Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043. Google Analytics uses "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other website and internet related services to the website operator. Your data/IP address related to the use of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
Alternatively, you can prevent the acquisition by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. There is an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your information by visiting the website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
Privacy Statement for the use of social media plugins
On the imat-uve newsroom pages, we use social media plugins of the following social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing and Youtube and Sina Weibo (applies exclusively to China). About this plugin data from users can be sent to the appropriate service provider and used by them.
Where possible and necessary, we use in this context the c't plugin Shariff (from the IT magazine publisher Heise) to prevent that data is transmitted to the service provider of social networks without your knowledge. The popular social media functions transfer user data of every requested page to Facebook & Co. , even without clicking actively on the corresponding button. Data exchange takes place even if you logged out or are not a member of the respective network. The Shariff solution that is used on our sites, provides this information transfer only when the share buttons are actively clicked. We have in this context no influence to the scope, nature and purpose of the data processing by the provider of the social networks. We use Shariff for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Xing.
More detailed information about privacy friendly Shariff solution can be found here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html
Privacy Statement for the use of Facebook plugins
On our pages are plugins of the social network Facebook, which is operated in Europe by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, integrated. The Facebook plugin, you regocnize by the Facebook logo (white "f" on a blue tile) on our side. See the overview of the Facebook plugins: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish that Facebook can assign the visited pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account before clicking the Facebook button.
Other settings and objections for the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook stores your IP address. According to Facebook in Germany only an anonymous IP address is stored. Purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, together with their rights and ways to protect privacy can be found in the privacy policies of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
Privacy Statement for the use of Twitter
Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our sites, which are identified by the words "Twitter" or "Tweet" connected to a stylized blue bird. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use on Twitter, since the content of the Twitter buttons from Twitter is transmitted directly to your browser. For more information, please see the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
In your privacy settings on Twitter, you can change the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Privacy Statement for the use of LinkedIn
Our site uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043. Once you click on the LinkedIn Share button, a connection to servers of LinkedIn is built.. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the "Share" button of LinkedIn and you are logged into your account with LinkedIn, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website with your account. We point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use on LinkedIn.
Our website uses functions of the network XING. Provider ist he XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Clicking the Xing Share button you connect to servers from Xing. A storage of personal data is not carried out according to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and the usage behavior will not be analyzed .
Our website uses plugins operated by Google’s site YouTube. Operator is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is built. Here the Youtube server gets information about which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account you allow YouTube to connect your surfing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Our website uses plugins of the platform Sina Weibo. Operator of the platform is the SINA Corporation (Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai Jinmao Tower, 37th floor, 88th If you visit one of our pages equipped with a Sina Weibo Plugin it connects to the servers of Sina Weibo. In this case, the Sina Weibo server gets information about which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your Sina Weibo account you are allowing the platform to connect your surfing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Sina Weibo-logout account.
Information, erasure or blocking
You always have the right to get free information about your stored personal data, its origin and destination and the purpose of the data processing, and you have the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as other questions relating to personal data you can contact the address stated in the imprint at any time.
Objection to promotional emails
The use of the contact data published under the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby rejected. The operator of the pages expressly reserves legal action in case of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.
Source: Based on eRecht24