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Data protection

Data protection

Data protection notice

We take the protection of your private sphere very seriously and for us compliance with the statutory data-protection provisions is a matter of course. This data protection notice is intended to inform you about how your personal information is collated and processed. You can use our website without disclosing your identity.

Collation of personal data

Personal data refers to information that can be used to establish your identity. This includes personal information such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This data is only collated if you volunteer it, for instance in an e-mail. Your data is transferred without encryption, meaning that unauthorized access by a third party cannot be fully ruled out.

Processing of personal data

Personal data that you transmit to us will only be stored, processed and used for the purposes of handling your inquiry.

Passing-on of personal data

Personal data will not be sold, rented or passed on to third parties unless we are required to do so by law.

Use of cookies

We use cookies to facilitate the use of the website and to establish how users use the website,which enables us to continually improve the quality of the website.

Technologies used

On this website we use the widespread Internet technology JavaScript in order to provide you with the information you require in a more convenient manner. We do not use these technologies in any way to gain unauthorized access to personal data or to manipulate data on your computer.

Website logging

When you visit our website, some of your user information is stored, e.g. IP address, domain and host name of your Internet provider, browser type used, data and time of the access and the Internet address (URL) of the website visited previously. This data is not related back to your person and is used for legally compliant safeguarding (e.g. against hacker attacks). The pages visited and files downloaded within our website are logged without the IP address or other identification features being stored. We use this information exclusively for statistical evaluation and for optimizing the website.

Data protection notice regarding the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what are known as “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of operator of this website to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports on your website activity and to provide further services connected to the use of the website and Internet for the benefit of the website operator. Google will not merge your browser’s IP address transmitted by Google Analytics with any other data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we refer you to the fact that in this case you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Further, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link you can prevent the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google:tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Data protection notice regarding the use of Google +1

You can use the Google +1 button to share information publicly around the world. The Google +1 button enables you and other users to receive personalized content from Google and our partners Google will record the fact that you have +1’d something along with information about the page you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1’s may appear to others as annotations with your profile name and picture in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google profile that is visible globally, which must contain at least the name you have chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google account. Your Google profile identity may be shown to users who know your email address or other information that may identify you.

In addition to the abovementioned uses, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish summarized statistics on users’ +1 activities or share these with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated sites.

Copyright notice

This website is protected by copyright. No contents of the website, in particular texts, images, graphics, or logos, may be reproduced, disseminated, publicly exhibited or otherwise exploited without our express approval. All contents are protected by copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.

Where to find us:
Im Mediapark 5a
50670 Cologne
Germany
Phone+49 221 952681-190
Fax+49 221 952681-114
E-Mail infoit-auditcom