2. Collection of Information.
Using the Web Site does not involve the creation of an account on the Web Site.
As far as possible, any personal data (such as names, addresses or email addresses) only will be collected on our sites, on a voluntary basis. These data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.
Diagnostic Information & Cookies
If you run into technical errors in the course of using the Web Site, we may request your permission to obtain a crash report along with certain logging information from your system documenting the error (“Diagnostic Information”). Such information may contain information regarding your Operating System version, hardware, browser version (and .NET version information in case of Windows systems), and your email address, if provided. Additionally, certain login information may be maintained in a cookie stored locally on your computer (i.e. not on a server) in order to streamline your access and use of the Web Site (“Cookies”).
As you navigate our web site and use our Web Site, we may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons (“Web Site Navigational Information”). Web Site Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on our web site (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked). Collectively, this information is referred to as “Analytics Information”.
We do not store any information regarding your real-time geo-location on our servers while using the Web Site. However, we reserve the right to do this, but we would previously show such a change here.
3. Use of Information.
We use the information we collect in the following ways:
Personal Contact Information
We use this information to provide you access to the Web Site, to maintain our customer/visitor lists, to respond to your inquiries or provide feedback, for identification and authentication purposes, for service improvement, to provide you with updates and announcements, and to address issues like malicious use of the Web Site. We may also use Personal Information for limited marketing purposes, such as to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Web Site or to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information on services and products offered by us or third parties.
Diagnostic Information, Cookies and Storages
Please find more information under the links: Cookies, Web Storage, Windows 8 Settings.
We may use your Analytics Information in conjunction with an analytics service such as Google Analytics to monitor and analyze use of the Web Site, for the Web Site’ technical administration, to increase the Web Site’ functionality and user-friendliness, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Web Site to process their requests.
4. Disclosures & Transfers.
Our business partners may include:
- Software developers
- Hardware vendors
- Analytics services
From time to time we may employ third parties to help us improve the Web Site. These third parties may have limited access to databases of user information or registered member information solely for the purpose of helping us to improve the Web Site and they will be subject to contractual restrictions prohibiting them from using the information about our members for any other purpose. Such agents or third parties do not have any rights to use Personal Information beyond what is necessary to assist us.
5. Important Exceptions.
We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your consent if we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users of the Web Site, or anyone else (including the rights or property of anyone else) that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose Personal Information when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by and in accordance with the law.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain your Personal Information in a secure environment. We have implemented procedures designed to limit the dissemination of your Personal Information to only such designated staff as are reasonably necessary to carry out the stated purposes we have communicated to you.
You are also responsible for helping to protect the security of your Personal Information. For instance, never give out your password, and safeguard your user name, password and personal credentials when you are using the Web Site, so that other people will not have access to your Personal Information.
7. Sharing Information with Third Parties.
10. Contact Us.
You can help by keeping us informed of any changes such as a change of address or telephone number. If you would like to access your information, if you have any, your questions, comments or suggestions of if you find any errors in our information about you, please contact us at:
Im Talesgrund 9a
91207 Lauf a. d. Pegnitz,
If you have a complaint concerning our compliance with applicable privacy laws, we will investigate your complaint and if it is justified, we will take appropriate measures.
Status / last change: 29th of June 2015.