Welcome to our website!
We take the protection of your data and the preservation of your privacy very seriously. Therefore we will explain to you in the following how personal data is collected and used when people visit our website.
Anonymous data collection
You can visit our websites without disclosing who you are. We do not store any personal data in this connection. We only analyze statistical data that cannot be traced back to you, for the purpose of improving our offering.
Collection and processing when using the contact form
When the contact form is used we collect personal data (particulars regarding personal or factual relationships of a specific or determinable natural person) only to the extent in which the individual provides it. We only use your email address for dealing with your query. Your data is then deleted, unless you have given consent to further processing and use.
Collection, processing and use of personal data
We collect personal data (particulars regarding personal or factual relationships of a specific or determinable natural person) only to the extent in which the individual provides it. Your personal data is processed and used for fulfilling and transacting your order and for dealing with your queries.
Following complete fulfillment of your order, all personal data is stored under observance of tax and commercial law retention periods and is then deleted on expiry of that period, unless you have given consent to further processing and use.
Use of email address for sending newsletters
Regardless of the fulfillment of your order, we will use your email address exclusively for sending newsletters for our own promotional purposes, where you have expressly given permission for this. The declaration of consent given by you in this regard is as follows:
Information on the newsletter:
The newsletter appears regularly and contains security tips, interesting news concerning the subject of IT security and information on current G DATA promotions. You can unsubscribe from this at any time via the unsubscribe form or from the newsletter.
You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by writing to us. You can find the contact information for doing so on our Imprint page. Your email address will then be deleted from the distribution list.
Use of email address for sending direct advertising
Regardless of the fulfillment of your order, we will use your email address exclusively for our own promotional purposes, for sending direct advertising for our own similar goods or services. If you do not consent to this, you can withdraw your consent to this usage at any time. This retraction can be declared using any communication channel, not just via email. However, it must reach us in order to take effect. No transmission costs shall arise from doing so other than those in accordance with basic rates. You can find the contact data for exercising your withdrawal of consent on the Imprint page. You can also use the corresponding link in the newsletter for doing so. Your email address will then be removed from the distribution list.
Forwarding personal data
Your data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent. The only exceptions to this are our service partners, whom we require for fulfilling the contractual relationship. In such cases we strictly observe the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). The extent of the data transfer is restricted to the minimum amount.
Use of the Google Inc. remarketing or "Similar Audiences" function
You can find additional information on Google remarketing and the Google data protection declaration at http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/
Use of Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
We use the Google AdWords online advertising program and Conversion Tracking as part of Google AdWords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").
If you click on advertising switched on by Google, a Conversion Tracking cookie is deposited on your computer. These cookies have restricted validity, do not contain personal data and therefore are not used for identifying individuals.
If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can detect that you have clicked on the advert and been forwarded to this page.
Every Google AdWords customer has a different cookie. Hence there is no possibility of cookies being traced back via the websites of AdWords customers.
The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers that are critical for conversion tracking. In this way the customers learn the total number of users that have clicked on the advert and have been forwarded to a page provided with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used for personally identifying users.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can retract your consent for this usage by preventing the installation of cookies via a corresponding setting in your browser software (disabling option). You will then be excluded from the Conversion Tracking statistics.
You can find additional information and the Google data protection declaration at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Use of Google Analytics
This website also uses Google Analytics reports on demographic characteristics in which data on interest-related advertising from Google and visitor data from third party providers (e.g. age, gender and interests) are used. This data cannot be traced back to a specific individual and can be disabled at any time via the display settings: www.google.com/ads/preferences.
Use of Facebook plug-ins
Plug-ins for the social network facebook.com are used on this website. These are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
If you access pages on our website provided with such a plug-in, a connection with the Facebook servers will be established and the plug-in displayed on the web page by communicating with your browser. In this way information is sent to the Facebook servers on which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged into Facebook when this happens, Facebook will allocate this information to your personal Facebook user account. If you use the plug-in functions (e.g. click on the "Like" button, post a comment), this information is also allocated to your Facebook account. You can only prevent this by logging out before using the plug-in. If you do not want Facebook to allocate the data collected directly to your Facebook profile, you will either need to log out of Facebook before visiting our site or use the add-on for your browser provided by Facebook [http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/]. In this way you can stop the Facebook plug-in from being downloaded.
You can find more information on how Facebook acquires and uses data, your rights in this matter and the options for protecting your privacy in the Facebook data protection information.
Use of the Google +1 button
The +1 button for the Google Plus social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google") is used on these web pages. If you access a page on our website bearing the +1 button, a connection with the Google servers in the USA will be established and the button will be displayed on the web page by communicating with your browser. In doing so, your IP address and information on which of our web pages you have visited are submitted to the Google servers. This is regardless of whether you have registered or logged in with Google Plus. Submission takes place even with users who are not registered or logged in. The +1 button is not used to capture information on where you go on the Internet. Google does not permanently log your browser behavior when a +1 button is displayed and does not analyze your visit to a page with a +1 button in any other way. Google stores data concerning your visit for around two weeks for system maintenance and error removal purposes. However, this data is not structured according to individual profiles, user names or URLs and is also not forwarded to us.
Furthermore, if you are a member of Google Plus and are logged in to Google Plus during the time you are using the plug-in, the information acquired regarding your website visit is linked to your Google Plus account and disclosed to other users. Also information about you regarding interactions that are possible using the various Google plug-ins is collected, sent to Google and stored. You can find an overview of the various types of Google plug-ins here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins
If you have made your profile publicly accessible in the Google Plus settings, your +1 may be displayed by Google as information, together with your profile name and photo, in Google services such as search results, or in your Google profile, or in other locations on websites and in display advertisements on the Internet. If you do not want Google to allocate the data acquired directly to your Google Plus profile, you will need to log out of Google Plus before visiting our site.
You can find more information on how Google acquires and uses data, your rights in this matter and the options for protecting your privacy in the Google data protection information: www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html
You also have the option of preventing Google plug-ins from loading by installing appropriate add-ons in your browser.
Use of Twitter plug-ins
The functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our website. Twitter is a social media portal owned by Twitter Inc.,795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107 (USA).
We use Twitter plug-ins. If you access a corresponding website that contains such a plug-in, data will be exchanged with Twitter servers located in the USA. Also information about you regarding interactions that are possible using the various Twitter plug-ins is collected, sent to Twitter and stored.
Furthermore, if you are a member of Twitter and are logged in to Twitter during the time you are using the plug-in, the information acquired regarding your website visit is linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users.
If you do not want Twitter to link the information to the data in your Twitter account and merge it, you will need to log out of Twitter prior to visiting our website. You can find more information on how Twitter acquires and uses data at twitter.com/privacy.
Use of the XING Share button
Use of CrazyEgg.com
This site uses the CrazyEgg.com tracking tools to record randomly selected individual visits (only using an anonymous IP address). This creates a log of mouse movements and clicks, with the intention of playing back randomly-chosen visits and deriving potential improvements to the site from this. The information is not personal and is not forwarded. If you do not want to be recorded, you can disable this for all websites that use this tool via the following links.
Instructions for disabling CrazyEgg
Use of Optimizely
Use of Microsoft conversion tracking
Our online offering also uses Microsoft conversion tracking (Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA). This involves a cookie being placed on the visitor's computer by Microsoft Bing Ads, where this is required by a Microsoft Bing display ad on our website. In this way, Microsoft Bing and we can detect that somebody has clicked on a display ad, been forwarded to our website and reached a predetermined target page (conversion page). When doing so we only learn the total number of users that have clicked on a Bing display ad and then been forwarded to the conversion page. No personal data regarding the identity of the users is shared. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can refuse to install the cookie required for this – for example via the browser setting that generally disables the automatic installation of cookies. You can find further information on data protection and the cookies used by Microsoft Bing on the Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/privacystatement/en-gb/core/default.aspx
Disclosure, amendment, blocking and deletion of data
At all times you have the right of free disclosure of your stored data, plus the right to amendment, blocking and deletion of the data. Please contact us whenever you need to. You can find our contact information on our Imprint page.