Data Protection Declaration
Provider and responsible body in the meaning of the German Data Protection Act
Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH
69126 Heidelberg, Germany
Scope of validity
With this Data Protection Declaration, the users are being informed with regard to the form, extent and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.
The legal data protection framework is formed by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).
Handling personal data
Definition: personal data is defined as being all information that can be used in order to clearly identify a person. This therefore concerns itself with data that can be traced back to another person.
This personal data includes the first name and surname, the telephone number and the email address. Personal data is also deemed to be information with regard to hobbies, memberships and preferences in addition to websites that have been accessed.
Such data shall only be collected, used and forwarded if necessary, should the legislator expressly permit this or if the user should expressly approve the collection, processing, use and forwarding of the data.
Registration on our website
Should you register on our website in order to avail yourself of personalised services, we shall collect personal data. This includes the name, the address and the telephone number together with the email address as contact and communication data.
The registration enables you to access services and contents that are only made available to registered users. Registered users can also amend or delete data that was provided in the scope of the registration at all times, if necessary. When requested to do so, we shall obviously inform you of the personal data that has been collected and stored. We also amend or delete the data upon request as long as this is not contradicted by statutory storage obligations. Please use the contact data stated in this Data Protection Declaration, should you have any questions or wish to have data amended or deleted.
Should you subscribe to our newsletter, we exclusively use the data you enter for this purpose or in order to inform you on matters that are of relevance for this service or for the registration. We do not forward this data to third parties.
A valid email address is required so that the newsletter can be received. We also store the IP address that you subscribe from and the date on which you subscribed to the newsletter. We exclusively use this data as evidence in the event of data misuse should an external email address be registered for the newsletter. In order to ensure that an email address is not misused by it being entered in our distribution list by an external party, we act in accordance with the law in that we use the so-called “Double-Opt-In“ procedure. The subscribing to the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation mail, and the receipt of the registration confirmation are recorded in the scope of this procedure.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and your email address in addition to their use for the sending of the newsletter at all times. Each of the newsletters and our website include a link that you can use to revoke your consent. You can also contact us using the contact possibilities stated in this document in order to communicate your revocation request to us.
Should you contact us using the online form or by email, we store the information you provide so that we can respond to your query and possibly ask any questions that might arise.
Integration of third party services and contents
Our offer includes contents and services from other providers. These include maps that are made available by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. The accessing of this data and its presentation in the user´s browser necessitates the sending of the IP address. The provider (hereafter referred to as a “third-party provider”) therefore also gains knowledge of the IP address of the user concerned.
Even though we endeavour to exclusively availing ourselves of third-party providers that only require the IP address for the provision of contents, we are unable to influence the possible storage of the IP address. This serves statistical purposes, among others. We shall inform the user as soon as we gain knowledge that the IP address has been stored.
Cookies especially have two tasks. They help us to make the navigation through our website easier and additionally provide for a correct presentation of the website. They are not used in order to import viruses or start software.
Use of Google Analytics
When requested to do so by the operator of this website, Google shall use this information in order to analyse the use of your website, enabling reports on the website activities to be compiled in addition to the provision of other services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address that is transmitted by your browser to Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of the cookies with a corresponding setting in your browser software. We wish to point out however that this shall result in you possibly not being able to use all of the functions on this website.
You can also prevent the recording of the data that are recorded by the cookie and that relate to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google in addition to the processing of this data by google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available under the following link: Browser Add On zur Deaktivierung von Google Analytics.
This website makes uses of the online advertising program “Google AdWords“ and the conversion tracking in the scope of this. Google AdWords hereby places a cookie on your computer, in as far as a Google advertisement has been place on our website. These cookies are valid for a period of 30 days and do not serve the personal identification. Should the user visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google are able to detect that the user has clicked on the advertisement and that he has been transferred to this site. Each of the Google AdWords clients are provided with a different cookie so that the cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of AdWords clients.
The information that is obtained with the assistance of the conversion cookie serves to generate conversion statistics for AdWords clients who have opted for conversion tracking. The clients are informed of the total number of the users who have clicked on their advertisement in addition to them being forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. They are not provided with any information however that can be used to personally identify the user.
If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process you can easily deactivate the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via the user settings of your Internet browser. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. You will find more information in the Google data protection policy http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/
Facebook Social Plugin
We integrate the Facebook (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) plugin in our website. You can detect the plugins from the Like button – a summary is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/Plugins/ - or from the Facebook logo.
If you access our website using the Facebook plugin, a direct connection is made with Facebook. We are unable to influence the form and scope of the data that Facebook collects, stores and processes. We are only able to pass our knowledge on to you.
Facebook receives the information through the plugin that you have accessed the corresponding webpage of our offer. This also has validity for users who are not registered with Facebook. In this case, it is possible that Facebook shall store the IP address.
If you have an account with Facebook and are logged in, the opening of a website with the Facebook plugin can be clearly allocated to your user account with Facebook. Furthermore, the plugins transfer all of the interactions such as you using the Like button or posting a comment.
In order to prevent Facebook from storing your personal data, please logout of the Facebook site before you access our website. You can also block the plugins using browser add-ons (e.g. “Facebook Blocker“).
You will find information on the data protection regulations, the purpose and scope of the data recording and data processing in addition to the setting possibilities in connection with the protection of privacy on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php.
Google+ Social Plugin
We implement the social plugin from Google+ (Google plus) in our website, this being discernible from the “+1“ logo against a white or coloured background. The plugin is provided by Google Inc. (abbreviated: Google, address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
When a website with a Google+ button is accessed, a connection is made with the Google servers. Google hereby transfers the contents of the button and integrates these in the corresponding website. Google is informed at the same time which website has been accessed. According to Google, personal data are only collected if the Google+ button is clicked on. The following is of interest to members of Google+ who are logged in: Google at least stores and processes the IP address without any interaction. We do not have any influence on the data that is stored in connection with this.
Google+ users who are logged into their account can recommend our website by clicking on the “+1“ button. In this case, Google not only stores the IP address and the browser, but also the contents that have been provided for +1 and the site. This information is stored in the profile of the user and it can be blended in on Google Services together with the profile name and the photograph of the user. This information includes the search results. Omong other reasons, Google uses the data in order to optimise its services. You will find information on the Google data protection policy and the setting possibilities in connection with the protection of privacy here: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Google Plus members who do not want our website to collect and store their data, should logout of their Google+ account before they access our website.
Data avoidance and minimisation
We store personal data on the basis of the data avoidance and data minimisation principles in that we only do so for as long as this is necessary or for as long as this is stipulated by the legislator (statutory storage period). We block or delete the data should the reason for the data collection no longer exist or should the storage period be terminated.
Your information, amendment, blocking, deletion and revocation rights
You have the right to request information concerning your personal data that we have stored at no cost to yourself, in addition to you being entitled to demand an amendment or deletion of such data. Exception: this is data storage that is stipulated for the purpose of the handling of business or in cases where the data is subjected to statutory storage periods.
Please contact our Data Protection Officer should you wish to avail yourself of these rights (contact data: at the end of the Data Protection Declaration).
In order for us to block data at all times, it is necessary that we store the said data in a lock file for control purposes. You can also demand that these data be deleted should a statutory archiving obligation not exist. We can otherwise block the data at your request.
Amendments to our Data Protection Declaration
We reserve the right to amend our Data Protection Declaration at all times in order to ensure that they are conform with the latest statutory provisions. This also has validity for cases where the Data Protection Declaration has to be adapted due to there being new or revised services available, such as the introduction of new services. The revised Data Protection Declaration is then deemed to be valid the next time you access our website.
Contact data: Anja Schrade (Datenschutz@himt.de)