Data protection declaration

Scope

This data protection declaration is intended to provide clarification to users concerning the method, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider Picavi GmbH, Kaiserstr. 100, 52134 Herzogenrath, Germany, info@picavi.com, +49 2407 55296-0 on this website (hereafter referred to as the “provision”).

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz TMG).

Access data/server log files

The provider (or their webspace provider) collects data about every access to the provision (so-called server log files). This access data includes:

Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, quantity of transferred data, notification of successful access, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the protocol data exclusively for statistical evaluations for the purposes of operation and security, and for optimizing the provision. The provider reserves the right however to retrospectively check the protocol data if there are specific and justified indications of a legal breach.

Handling of personal data

The term personal data refers to information that can be used to determine a specific person, i.e. information that can be traced back to this person. This includes the person’s name, e-mail address or telephone number. Personal data also includes information about preferences, hobbies, memberships and the websites that the person has visited.

The provider only collects, uses and forwards personal data where this is legally permitted, or if the user has given their consent.

Contact

When contacting the provider (for example via the contact form or e-mail), the user’s information is stored in order to process the request and in the event of subsequent questions.

Newsletter

We use the newsletter to inform you about us and our products and services.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address along with information that allows us to check that you are either the owner of the provided e-mail address, or that you have consent of the owner to receive the newsletter. No additional data is collected. This data is only used to send the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.

When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This data is only saved however as evidence in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for the newsletter without the knowledge of the address owner.

You can withdraw your consent at any time to the saving of data and the e-mail address, and its use to send the newsletter. You can withdraw your consent either by clicking on a link in the newsletter or your profile area, or via the contact options indicated above.

Incorporation of services and third-party content

This online provision may contain third-party content, such as YouTube videos, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or images from other websites. This always operates on the condition that the providers of this content (hereafter referred to as “third-party providers”) have access to the IP addresses of the users. This is because without the IP address, the content could not be sent to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We make every effort to only use content where the respective provider only uses the IP address to supply the content. We have no influence however over whether the third-party provider saves the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. We will inform users of this as it becomes known to us.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that allow specific information related to the device used to access the website (PC, smartphone, etc.) to be saved on the device. They help users by making websites more user friendly (e.g. saving login data). They also help record statistical data on website use, which can then be analyzed to improve the provision. Users can have influence over the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option that allows users to limit or completely prevent the saving of cookies. Please note however that not using cookies may limit your use of the website, and in particular the use comfort.

You can manage many online display cookies of businesses via the American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/

Registration function

The data entered during registration is used for the purposes of using the provision. Users can be informed via e-mail of information relevant to the provision or registration, such as changes to the provision or technical circumstances. The data collected can be seen in the entry form during registration. This includes name and e-mail address.

Google Analytics

This provision uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files saved on the user’s computer that allow the use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the use of cookies about the use of this website by the user is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, the user’s IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or other states who are members of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to analyze your usage of the website, create reports about website activities and provide other services to the website operator related to the use of the website and the internet.

Google will not compile the IP address transferred by your browser for the purposes of Google analytics with other data. Users can prevent the saving of cookies through a corresponding setting in their browser software. Please note however that as a result, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. Users can also prevent the usage data (incl. your IP address) created by the cookie being transferred to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or if using browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent the future data collection by Google Analytics within this website. This places an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click on the link again.

Withdrawal of consent, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right to receive information free of charge concerning their personal data that has been saved. In addition, the user has the right to have incorrect data corrected, as well as to have their personal data blocked and deleted, as long as this data is not subject to a legal retention obligation.

English translation of a German data protection template provided by Thomas Schwenke – I LAW it