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Data privacy statement

Every citizen has a constitutional right to determine how his or her personal data is used. We are therefore obliged by law to protect the personal data that you might disclose to us when visiting our website. All personal data is treated as confidential. Our data protection policy complies with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We therefore wish to inform you of the personal data that we collect and what we do with it. In addition, we wish to tell you about the measures we take to protect your data. 

Scope

This data protection policy covers our own website(s) but not those of third-parties that might be accessed through links on our web pages.

Why we collect data

We collect and process your personal data to make sure that you can avail of our services and products in the most convenient manner, in the context of good business relationships.

Data protection measures

All our employees are contractually obliged to comply with §5 BDSG and are trained in data protection and data security. Our IT department continuously evaluates and upgrades our technical data protection measures to meet the latest requirements. 

Logging

Every access to our website is logged. Each time you call up a web page, the following access data is written to a log file on our server:

  • IP address (anonymized)    
  • Page from which the file has been requested    
  • Date and time of request    
  • Browser and browser settings    
  • Operating system    
  • Visited page    
  • Volume of transferred data    
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. (hereafter referred to as "Google") that enables operators of websites to analyse visits to their sites. Google Analytics uses cookies to evaluate the use of a website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. The data about your visit to our website that is collected in cookies (including your IP address) are sent to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google's collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, click the link Set opt-out cookie in order to adjust the cookie settings in a way that will prevent future acquisition of data by Google Analytics within our website. With this option, an opt-out cookie is stored on you device. If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie is also deleted and you need to click the above link again.

Contact form / call-back service

If you contact us through the contact form or call-back service, the information you submitted, including your contact details, are stored so that we can respond to your request. These details are never made available to a third party without your explicit consent.

Newsletter

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, you regularly receive the newsletter by e-mail. For our newsletter, we use a double opt-in method, which means that we will only send a newsletter to you, if you have clicked the respective link in the confirmation e-mail that is sent to you following your first subscription to the newsletter service. You can of course at any time unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of the e-mail message.

Hosting

The domain of www.beko-technologies.de is hosted by Gatworks GmbH, Reststrauch 191, 41199 Mönchengladbach, Germany. The user data and the connection data collected upon your visit to our website at the above domain are stored, processed and used by Gatworks GmbH in accordance with the law. For more information, see the General Business Terms and Conditions of Gatworks GmbH:
http://www.gatworks.de/datenschutz/

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer and stored there when you call up a page of our website. They enable us to analyse your use of our website services. When you visit our website, we place a first-party cookie on your device. It contains information such as the date and time of your visit, the frequency of your visits and the page from which you accessed our website.

Disclosure

According to §34 and §6b BDSG, you are entitled to know which data about your person is stored on our servers by making a request of disclosure, which is free of charge. Under law, you are also entitled to request that your personal data is corrected, blocked or deleted. For all requests, please contact:

Mr. Olaf Tenti
GDI
Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Informationssicherheit mbH
Fleyer Str. 61
58097 Hagen
Phone: + 49 (0) 2331 / 35 68 32 - 0
Fax: + 49 (0) 2331 / 35 68 32 - 1

Processing of personal data

On some of our web pages, we invite you to get in contact with us or to avail of certain services (e.g. submitting a request). All personal data made available by you in the context of such services is used exclusively for the purpose for which it has been submitted. Your personal data will never be disclosed to any third party. 

Data security

We protect our website and associated systems by implementing technical and organisational measures aimed at preventing access to data by unauthorised persons. We also safeguard all data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised distribution. Despite our best efforts, we are however unable to guarantee complete protection of your data.

Amendments to this data protection policy

We reserve the right to amend this data protection policy without prior notice, for instance if there are changes in German law.

Version: September 2016