Data Protection and Privacy Statement
Target Systemelektronik GmbH & Co. KG
42287 Wuppertal, Germany
Tel. +49 202 769302 0
are the operator of this website and as such the controller of users’ personal data.
We collect, use, and store your personal data exclusively within the scope of the provisions of the data protection and privacy laws (such as the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Telemedia Act (TMG)) of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as any applicable European regulations. The text that follows informs you of the nature, scope, and purpose of our collection and use of data.
Collection, processing, and use of data
1. Within the scope of our contractually agreed business purposes, we store and use the personal data necessary to this end in each case, meaning necessary (“data economy”) contact data of the principal or customer, and where applicable account data or information concerning electronic payment transactions. These personal data also include information on your use of our website. In this context, we collect personal data from you as follows: information on your visits to our website, such as the scope of data transfer, the location from which you access data from our website, and other connection data and sources that you access. This typically takes place through the use of log files and cookies. Further information on cookies is set out below.
We also automatically collect and store information transmitted by your browser in files called “server log files.” This information is as follows:
- Browser type/version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL (the page visited beforehand)
- Host name of accessing computer (IP address)
- Date and time of server query
These data are anonymized and therefore cannot be associated with specific individuals. In particular, these data are not combined with other data sources, and the data are additionally erased following a statistical analysis.
Furthermore, all correspondence and all documents, including electronic documents, that have arisen, are prepared, or are provided by the customer or third parties within the scope of an order and that are necessarily collected, stored, used, and/or must be kept for reference in order to conduct or manage the contractual relationship properly are stored and used.
All data are collected, stored, used and/or kept electronically and/or in the form of paper files, meaning printed documents.
All personal data and all further data and information collected in accordance with an order that enable reference to an individual are collected, stored, and/or used only to the extent necessary within the scope of the contract that has been placed. Such collection, storage, and/or use within the scope of the relevant contract is or are performed only by the contractually agreed employees who are obligated to maintain an appropriate level of data protection and privacy and to safeguard data protection and privacy.
This also applies overall to the preparatory stages leading up to entry into a contract and to amendments to an existing contract.
2. When you access and use our website, we only collect personal data if you transmit them to us electronically on your own initiative by using the e-mail function or a form that we provide for transmission of information by you.
2.1. When you use our website, small text files called “cookies” are generated. These files, which are stored on your hard drive, contain anonymized information on your use of the site. They are generally erased after you conclude your use of the website, but some of them remain stored on your hard drive and can be read the next time you access our website. You can set rules for the use of these kinds of cookies in your browser settings, including disabling all cookies. To do this, you need to take steps such as selecting “do not accept any cookies” in your browser settings (in Internet Explorer, for example, under “Tools / Internet Options / Privacy / Settings,” and in Firefox under “Tools / Settings / Privacy / Cookies.”). Further information is available from the maker of your browser.
2.2. In some cases, it may also be possible to click the “Like” button, also labeled with the text “Like,” on our website, thereby transmitting data to Facebook. In this case, data (such as information on your access to our website) are transmitted directly to Facebook. These data can then be associated with your personal Facebook account if you are currently logged in to your Facebook account when you click this kind of button on our site.
2.3. Our web pages also allow the use of the electronic service “Twitter.” This service is provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). Use of this function, and especially the “Re-tweet” function, leads to the Internet pages you access being associated with your Twitter account and thus announced to other users (followers). In this process, data are transmitted to Twitter. We do not receive any information whatsoever from Twitter regarding the nature and content of the data transmitted or Twitter’s use thereof. Further information on the use of such data by Twitter is available on the Twitter website at https://twitter.com/privacy within the Twitter privacy statement. You can contribute to privacy by configuring the privacy settings to your Twitter account in the account settings, which you access by clicking on the link http://twitter.com/account/settings.
2.4. Our website uses “social plugins” (“plugins”) of the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The plugins are recognizable by buttons with the “+1” symbol on a white or colored background, for example. An overview of the Google plugins and how they look is available here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins
When you visit a page on our website that contains this kind of plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by Google and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Google receives the information that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a Google+ profile or are not logged in to Google+ at the time. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly by your browser to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
If you are logged in to Google+, Google can associate the visit to our website directly with your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, such as by clicking the “+1” button, the relevant information will also be transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts on Google+.
For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy, please see Google’s privacy information: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
If you do not wish for Google to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Google+ profile, you need to log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can also completely disable loading of Google plugins by using add-ons for your browser.
2.5. In all other respects, the only data collected are those that are generated in anonymous form when you access and use our website, such as the fact of your accessing the website and the date thereof.
3. Further use
No further use of the data, particularly transmission to third parties, takes place except if and insofar as this is necessary and permissible in accordance with the relevant agreement in each case or is encompassed by the express consent of the customer or principal or the third party in question or is permissible by law or required by law. The data are thus not used for any purpose other than to implement and finalize the order placed in each case.
The data are erased after the termination of a contract or agreement unless they are permitted to be stored for post-contractual reasons or based on a statement of consent by the customer or must be kept for legal reasons. In this case, they are kept in archived form, with such archiving also being permitted to take place electronically, and erased after the end of the period for which such data must be kept under the applicable legal provisions or after the reason for otherwise keeping such data ceases to apply, as the case may be.
5. Right to obtain information
Upon written request, we will inform users of the website and/or customers regarding the data stored on them personally. Please send requests to Mr. Thomas Oldenburg (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).