About the collection, processing and use of your personal data (Data Protection Provision and cookies)
We consider the trust you place in us to handle your data properly an important requirement for the success of our online offer. We therefore attach great importance to data privacy. The collection, processing (comprised of storage, change, transmission, locking and deleting) and use of your personal data takes place exclusively in compliance with applicable data protection laws.
We would like to briefly explain to you our principles on the collection, processing and use of your personal data in the following:
1. Collecting, processing and use of personal data
Personal data is information on a person’s identity, such as name, address, date of birth and e-mail address.
1.1. When using our online offer in general
As a rule, no personal data is collected, processed or used when you use our online offer.
1.2. When using services
Personal data is collected when you supply it to us at your own discretion. We process and use this data to the extent necessary to provide the relevant service.
The following lists a few examples in which we collect, process and use personal data:
If you decide to take part in our competitions, we will ask you to supply your name and date of birth, your e-mail address, your telephone number and/or your postal address, notably to inform you in the event you won, and to ensure that each entrant to the competition only enters once.
If you use services that require you to register, we will collect, process and use your data required by the said services to make these services available to you.
2. Collection, processing and use of usage data
Usage data is information that you do not actively supply, and that can be collected passively while you navigate a website.
When you visit our online offer we store the domain name or IP address of the requesting computer, the client’s file request (file name and URL), the HTTP response code, the Internet page from which you are visiting us, as well as the date and duration of your visit for a period of four (4) working days. We store this information for the purpose of identifying bugs or exploits of our online offer and our telecommunication services/facilities, insofar as they are required to establish further connections and/or for billing purposes. We do not analyse your usage data to create personal usage profiles if you have not expressly agreed to such use. In the event of bugs or exploits we reserve the right to file a complaint with law enforcement agencies. We will not use or disclose your usage data to third parties beyond this extent.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that servers temporarily store on the hard drive of a user when they visit a website. If a server is accessed again, the browser sends the cookie received earlier back to the server. The server can analyse the information received through this procedure in different ways.
How do third parties employ cookies and so-called web beacons on our online offer?
Our online offer uses Google AdSense, a web service of Google Inc., USA (“Google”), by which third party advertising (“ads”) are placed on our online offer. Therefore we would like to notify you that Google places and reads out cookies in your browser in the course of these ads, and can use so-called web beacons (small, invisible graphics files) for collecting information. The information generated by the cookies and/or web beacons is transferred to a server of Google in the USA and processed there.