1 Collection and processing of data; when necessary, personal data
1.1 Logging of non-personal data
You can visit our website without registering yourself or furnishing personal details. With every access of a user on our website and with each access of a file, data concerning these events are automatically collected and stored in a log file. In detail, the following data are stored about each access:
- Name of the accessed file.
- Date and time of the access.
- Amount of data transferred.
- Notification of whether the access was successful.
- Description of the type of web browser used.
- Requested domain.
IP addresses are not fully recorded, but are shortened before being saved, and do not permit any identification of a particular computer. The storage exclusively supports internal system-related and statistical purposes. We use this information to continuously improve and update our website in order to increase its attractiveness.
The recorded data will not be pooled together with other data sources, in particular data which permits an association with a particular person.
1.2 Collection of personal data
Personal data such as your name, your address, telephone number, or electronic mail address are not collected unless you provide this data voluntarily; for example, in connection with a registration you wish to make, with a survey, with a prize competition, with carrying out a contract, or with a request for information.
We call your attention to the fact that transferring data in the Internet (for example, during communicating by electronic mail) is subject to security breaches. It is not possible to completely protect such data against access by third parties.
1.3 Use of personal data
Insofar as you have made personal data available to us, we use these solely for the purpose of technically administering the website and fulfilling your wishes and requests, in particular for processing a contract made with you, or for answering your inquiry.
If you have made inquiries through our contact form, the information from the contact form, including the contact data you have entered into the form, will be saved by us to process your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions.
Forwarding, selling, or otherwise transferring your personal data to third parties does not occur; excepting that:
- This is necessary to conclude the contract. Thus it can be necessary, for example, that for product orders, your address and order data are forwarded to our suppliers.
- This is necessary for billing purposes.
- You have previously consented to it.
You have the right to revoke such an agreement anytime, effective for the future. Your personal data are deleted:
- When you revoke your agreement for their retention.
- When knowledge of the personal data is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose achieved by their retention or their retention is illegal for other legal reasons.
- When their retention is illegal for other legal reasons.
2 Cookies and Web analysis tools
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” These cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
If you do not wish that we recognize information about your computer, please configure your browser so that it deletes cookies from your computer’s hard drive, blocks all cookies, or warns you before a cookie is saved. However, in those cases, not all functions of this website may be available to you.
If you leave our website through a link or through clicking possible banner advertising, and reach the site of a third party, it can happen that the addressee of the clicked-on target site sets cookies. We are not legally responsible for these cookies. Please refer to the privacy policies of those third parties concerning the use of such cookies and the information recorded in them through our advertising partners.
2.2 Google Analytics
If you do not consent with the processing of data about you by using this website, then you can download a browser add-on here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en that gives you the chance to configure Google Analytics, so that no more information will be sent to Google Analytics. As an alternative, you can prevent the collection through Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. Google Analytics deaktivated. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data while visiting this website.
3 Auxiliary programs, active content
4 Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right at any time to information free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of processing of the data. You have the right to correct incorrect data and to the deletion of data, the further use of which is no longer necessary, or for the use of which you have revoked your previously issued consent (instead of deletion, as an alternative, blocking, when a legal duty to store the data exists).
5 Advertising use and right of objection
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we need your electronic mail address and information that permits us to check that you are the owner of the indicated electronic mail address and agree to receiving the newsletter. More data will not be collected. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not give them to third parties.
You may revoke at any time, with effect in the future, the issued consent to store the data, the electronic mail address, and their use for sending the newsletter, by using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
5.2 Other advertising
Without your permission, we use personal data only within the legally permitted scope; that means, for sending advertisements by mail. We do not use your electronic mail address, fax number, or telephone number for advertisements without your express consent.
You can object to the use of your data for the purpose of advertisements at any time and then will not receive further advertisements from us.
We endeavour to take all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data in such a manner as to be accessible neither to third parties nor to the general public. Should you wish to communicate with us using e-mail, we wish to point out that with this method of communication, the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be completely guaranteed. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information only using the postal service.
For inquiries about the protection of your personal data, for enforcement of your rights named under number 5, or, in accordance with number 6, to revoke consent or to object to the use of your data for advertising purposes, please contact:
Startup Factory China GmbH
This English translation of the German original is a courtesy translation. Only the German version is binding and shall prevail.