Privacy terms

General
We thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company and our products. visiotec GmbH (hereinafter called "visiotec") attaches great importance to the security of user data and compliance with data protection regulations. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. 
A detailed explanation of how we handle your data when you visit the visiotec webpage under www.visiotec.info is given in the following detailed sections in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the country-specific data protection regulations applicable.


Table of contents
No. 1.       Information on the Collection, Processing, and Use of Personal Data
No. 2.       Use of Cookies
No. 3.       Data protection provisions about the application and use of Web Analytics (Etracker and Google Analytics)
No. 4.       Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Maps
No. 5.       Social Media (where applicable)
No. 6.       Transmission of Data
No. 7.       Your Rights
No. 8.       Right of Revocation
No. 9.       Minors
No. 10.     Legal Basis
No. 11.     Technical Security
No. 12.     Storage Period
No. 13.     Decision-making
No. 14.     Contact for Data Protection Issues

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No. 1 - Information on the Collection, Processing, and Use of Personal Data
Certain information is collected when you visit our homepage. Which information is used for which purpose is explained below in detail.

a. Automatically Collected Information
You may visit our site without disclosing any personal details. We only store access data without personal reference, such as the name of your Internet service provider, the page from which you accessed our site, or the name of the file requested. This data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of improving our services and cannot be traced back to you. We process and use the data for the following purposes:
1. Provision of the visiotec webpage
2. Improvement of our webpage
3. Reduction and detection of errors/malfunctions as well as misuse of the webpage


The processing and use of data is based, inter alia, on Article 6 §1 of the General Data Protection Regulation Act (GDPR). visiotec has a legitimate interest in ensuring error-free operation of the webpages and to adapt the webpages to the needs of users. In addition, processing is necessary to fulfill the contract governing the use of the webpages.

b. Personal Information: Inquiries, etc.
Personal data is only collected if you submit it to us voluntarily (e.g., in the context of a contact inquiry, etc.). We use the data submitted by you (first and last name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, content of the contact form, application documents [cover letter, CV, and enclosures], as the case may be) for the purposes for which you have provided the data, or on account of your consent. Upon complete fulfillment of the purposes for which you submitted the data to us, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted after expiry of the fiscal and commercial retention periods as long as you have not explicitly approved the further use of your data. If you register for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used until you unsubscribe the newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time. We process and use your personal data for the following purposes:
1. Creation and management of a visiotec account

2. Contact forms
3. Communication with you
4. Customer services
5. Newsletter distribution
6. Career section

The processing and use of data is based, inter alia, on Article 6 §1 GDPR. The processing takes place to fulfill a contract, implement pre-contract measures, or on account of your voluntary consent. 


No. 2 - Use of Cookies
We use cookies on the visiotec website to enhance visits to our webpages and enable the use of certain functions. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer. Among other things, they enable visiotec to store user settings. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e., when the web browser is closed. These are known as session cookies. Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us, or our partner companies, to identify your browser when you revisit our website. These are known as persistent cookies. You can configure your browser settings to alert you when cookies are placed. This gives you the opportunity to decide individually whether to accept them, whether cookies are accepted in certain cases, or blocked in general. Furthermore, cookies can be deleted afterwards to remove data stored on your computer by the webpages. Instructions for this are easily found on the Internet. Please be aware that the refusal to accept cookies, or their deactivation, can restrict the functionality of the visiotec website.

 

No. 3 - Data protection provisions about the application and use of Web Analytics

a. Etracker
On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Etracker. Etracker is a Web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service captures, among other things, data about from which website a person has arrived on another website (the so-called referrer), which sub-sites of the website were visited or how often and for what duration a sub-site was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising. The operating company of Etracker is Etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. Etracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which an Etracker component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to transmit data for marketing and optimization purposes to Etracker through the Etracker component. During the course of this technical procedure Etracker receives data that is used to create pseudonymous user profiles. The user profiles created in such a way are used for the analysis of the behavior of the data subject, which has accessed Internet page of the controller and are evaluated with the aim of improving and optimizing the website. The data collected through the Etracker component is not used without first obtaining of a separate and explicit consent of the data subject to identify the data subject. This data is not merged with personal data or other data which contain the same pseudonym. The data subject may, as stated above, at any time prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding adjustment of the Internet browser used and, permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Etracker from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Etracker may be deleted at any time via a Web browser or other software programs. In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are generated by the Etracker cookie as well as the processing of these data by Etracker and the chance to preclude such. For this purpose, the data subject must press the ‘cookie-set’ button under the link http://www.etracker.de/privacy?sid=58e31c864e66848984dfc79b8f6b51a9&id=privacy&et=V23Jbb&languageId=2 , which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie used for this purpose is placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies are deleted from the system of the data subject, then the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie. With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the data subject. The applicable data protection provisions of Etracker may be accessed under https://www.etracker.com/en/data-privacy/.

b. Google Analytics
Please find below the Google privacy policy concerning the use of the Google Analytics web analysis tool: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies which are text files stored on your computer to help the website analyze your usage of the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website's operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by using the appropriate settings on your browser, but this may prevent you from using all the features of this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

No. 4 - Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Maps
We use Google Maps to display maps and create access maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use by Google, one of its agents, or third parties of the information collected and entered by you. The Google Maps terms of service can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html. For details, see the Privacy Center at google.com: Transparency and Choice, and Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en .

 

No. 5 - Social Media (where applicable)
Links to social media platforms can be used on our website. A connection to the respective server of the social media platform is made when visiting one of these sites. In the process, this social media platform is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. Should you then “like” something, etc. and be logged into your respective account, it may then be possible for the social medium to relate your visit to our homepage to you and your user account. These services are performed by the following companies:
·         Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
·         Linkedin Inc., 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
·         Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
·         YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
Please refer to the data protection information of the providers regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by the provider, and your corresponding rights and configuration options to protect your personal data:
·         Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
·         Google | https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de
·         LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=EN
·         Twitter | https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en
·         YouTube | https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de
If you are not in agreement with such processing, you must log out of the respective service before visiting our website.

 

No. 6 - Transmission of Data

a. Data Exchange of visiotec within the Uhlmann Group and with Uhlmann companies worldwide
visiotec is part of the Uhlmann Group, a globally operating group of companies with its headquarters located in Germany. The data that you submit to us when registering for an account is stored in our central customer database in Germany and forwarded within the Uhlmann Group and Uhlmann companies worldwide for the purpose of administering business relations with you. Should data be exchanged within the Uhlmann Group or Uhlmann companies, this is to fulfill a contract or is part of the terms of use of the webpages. Furthermore, there may be an interest in passing on this data for internal, administrative purposes. Should the processing of your data take place outside of Europe, in India, Brazil, Russia, China, Switzerland, Singapore, or the USA, for example, this transmission takes place in compliance with all applicable privacy laws. Current members of the Uhlmann Group are listed here; current Uhlmann companies worldwide are listed here.

b. Data Transmission to Third Parties
We transmit your data to certain third parties, e.g., newsletter services, IT providers, etc. (called order processors), who render services for us so that we can offer relevant applications and services. These third parties process the data only in accordance with our instructions. Furthermore, they are not permitted to use this data for their own commercial purposes that do not comply with the agreed purposes. If applicable, a transmission to other third parties (authorities) can take place in compliance with our obligations. It is possible that we have to disclose personal data when we are obliged to do so in the context of a current lawsuit, by virtue of a decree, legally, or pursuant to applicable law.

c. Data Transmission to a Third Country
We transmit your data to countries outside the EU or the EEA (called third countries) on the basis of the above-mentioned purposes (transmission within the Uhlmann Group and transmission to third parties). Transmission only takes place in order to comply with our contractual and legal obligations, or on the basis of your consent. This transmission is made in compliance with all data protection laws and Article 44 f. GDPR in particular.

 

No. 7 - Your Rights
You are entitled as a user to be informed as to whether personal data of yours is stored by us and, if so, what. Furthermore, you are entitled to the rectification, deletion, or restriction of processing of this data, and you have the right of objection against processing as well as a right to data portability. This information is generated at your request. Its provision is free of charge. In addition, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority.

 

No. 8 - Right of Revocation
Some data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You have the option of revoking your previously given consent at all times. It suffices to send an informal notification per mail to: privacy(at)visiotec.info. The legality of data processing carried out prior to being revoked remains unaffected by the revocation.

 

No. 9 - Minors
This online offer is not intended for minors under 16. Persons who have not yet reached the age of 16 are not permitted to submit personal data to visiotec without the permission of their legal guardians.

 

No. 10 - Legal Basis
We use your personal data on the basis of your explicit consent, to process your data to fulfill a contract, or to implement pre-contract measures (in compliance with Article 6 § 1 GDPR). If applicable, it may be required to process your data to meet legal obligations. The General Data Protection Regulation Act (GDPR) and national statutory provisions form the legal basis governing the processing of your data.

 

No. 11 - Technical Security
visiotec uses technical and organizational security measures to protect the management of your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or from being accessed by unauthorized persons. Our security precautions are continuously improved in keeping with technological developments. We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission via the Internet (e.g., communication per e-mail) may be subject to security flaws. Full protection against being accessed by third parties is not possible.

 

No. 12 - Storage Period
Personal data submitted to our website is only stored for the duration required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or processed. Should the processing be based on your consent and you revoke this, we will delete your personal data immediately after revocation, unless we are legally bound to store the data. If commercial and fiscal retention periods are to be observed, the storage period can be up to ten years for certain data.

 

No. 13 - Decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

 

No. 14 - Contact for Data Protection Issues
If you have any questions concerning the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, in the case of inquiries, corrections, blocking, or deletion of data, as well as the revocation of prior consents, please contact:

Data protection office:
visiotec GmbH
-Data Protection-
Uhlmannstraße 14 – 18
88471 Laupheim
Germany

E-mail: privacy(at)visiotec.info