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General

We appreciate your interest in our website.

As the operator of these websites, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat these data confidentially and in accordance with statutory legal data protection rules and this privacy statement. For external links to external content, we assume, despite careful control, no liability.

The use of our websites is usually possible without providing personal information. Collection of personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) on our web pages is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This information will not be transferred to third parties without your express consent.

Your personal data are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of data privacy laws. The following provisions describe the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal data. This data privacy policy applies only to our web pages. If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.

We would like to remind you that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security issues. Full protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Inventory data

  1. Your personal data, insofar as these are necessary for this contractual relationship (inventory data) in terms of its establishment, organization of content and modifications, are used exclusively for fulfilling the contract. For goods to be delivered, for instance, your name and address must be relayed to the supplier of the goods.
  2. Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not passed on to third parties outside the scope of fulfilling this contract. After completion of the contract, your data are blocked against further use. After expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, these data are deleted unless you have expressly consented to their further use.

Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn Plugins

Our websites use social media and microblogging plugins, namely Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. These services are respectively provided by Google Inc., Twitter Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. (“Providers“).

  • Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
  • Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
  • LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corp., 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When you visit a page on our websites that has a social media plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the server of the respective provider, informing the provider(s) that you have accessed our website page. The plugin content is transmitted by the provider directly to your browser and embedded in the website.

The plugins provide Google, Twitter and LinkedIn with the information that your browser has visited the particular page on our website even if you do not have a profile with the provider or are not logged into your account. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to the server of the respective provider in the USA, where it is stored. If you are logged into your Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn account, the provider(s) can assign your visit to our website to the account in question.

If you interact with plugins, for example by clicking on the “Like”, “+1”, “Tweet” or “Share” button while logged into your account(s), the corresponding information is transmitted directly to the server of the provider(s), where it is stored. The information is also published in the social network, social platform or your Twitter account and displayed in your contacts. For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the information by providers, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy, please read the privacy policies of the respective providers.

Google Inc.: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Twitter Inc.: https://twitter.com/privacy
LinkedIn Corp.: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

If you do not want Google, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect data concerning your visit to our website with the profile or account you have with them, please log off Google, Twitter and LinkedIn before entering our websites.

Information about cookies

  1. To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer’s main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.
  2. You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a “disable cookies” option in your browser settings. Please notice that this might limit the functionality of our web pages as a result.

Contact form

If you send us an enquiry via one of our contact forms, the information provided within the scope of the contact initiated, including the contact details provided, will be stored by us solely for the purposes of answering your request and in case of follow-up questions. Personal data will be deleted once the request has been fully processed.

Information related to newsletter subscription

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. The required fields are used for personal address and personalized provision of content. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

Data security and data protection, communication via e-mail

Your personal data are stored using all technical and organisational means to ensure that they are not accessible to third parties. However, please note that when communicating via e-mail, full data protection cannot be guaranteed, which is why we recommend using the postal service for sending classified information.

Google Analytics

This website uses the web analytics tool Google Analytics. Web analytics tools collect and analyse data concerning the behaviour of website visitors, such as which sub-pages of the website were accessed and how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. Web analytics is mainly used to optimise a website and make it more user-friendly.

The operating company of Google Analytics is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. In this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.

Google Web Fonts​

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

When you call up a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling of user data can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.

Right to receive information, correct, block and delete personal data

On request and without stating a reason, you may at any time receive information regarding your data stored by us. You may also at any time correct, block or delete your data collected by us. For further information concerning the protection of personal information, please contact us at the following address:

Name: Steinbeis Europa Zentrum
Postal address: Willi-Bleicher-Str.19, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Office: Kienestr. 35, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Disclosure

According to the laws, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data upon written request.

Hosting

Name: Steinbeis Europa Zentrum
Postal address: Willi-Bleicher-Str.19, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Office: Kienestr. 35, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany