We attach key importance to protecting your personal information which we collect, process and use when you visit our website . We have made technical and organisational arrangements to ensure that we and other external service organisations comply with data protection requirements.

This privacy policy explains the nature and purpose of any personal information we collect about you when you use this website, and how we process and use this information.

1. Collecting and processing your personal information

Personal information is information about your identity, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address.

In general, you can visit our website without providing us with any personal information, for example, if you only want to find out who we are and what we do, and you visit the respective pages. However, in certain cases we need your name and address and other information so we can provide the service you require. This additional personal information is only collected and recorded if you give us this information voluntarily, such as when you make an enquiry, when you register, when you send us a job application or make an application as a potential supplier. You can withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information at any time by sending a message to .

2. Why we collect personal information
and how we use and share it

If you provide us with personal information, we only use this information to answer your enquiries, to process potential suppliers, to make use of information and communication systems or to comply with legal regulations.

We will collect, process and use the personal information you provide when using our website only for the purposes stated to you. Your personal information will only be shared with third parties or transferred in any other way if this is required to carry out the activities described in number 2, paragraph 1, or if you have given us your prior consent. Such third parties are not permitted to use the information for any other purpose.

We only share customers’ personal information if we are required to do so by law, if obliged to do so by a court ruling, or if sharing the information is necessary to enforce or protect our General Terms and Conditions of Business or other agreements. The same applies to the storage of information. The information is not shared for commercial purposes.

Our employees and third party organisations appointed by us are bound by a duty of confidentiality and are required to comply with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act. Access to personal information by our employees is restricted to those employees who need the information to carry out their work.

3. Deletion

Your personal data is deleted if you withdraw your consent to the information being stored, if the information is no longer required in order to meet the purpose for which it was collected, or if storing the information is no longer permitted for other legal reasons, unless deletion infringes the statutory periods of retention.

4. Access to your information

Upon written request we will gladly provide you with a copy of the information that we hold about you. We make every effort to ensure that your personal information cannot be accessed by third parties by making all possible technical and organisational arrangements. We cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by email so that we recommend that confidential information be sent by post.

5. Cookies

When you visit our website we may place cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files which are sent by a server to your browser and which are placed on the hard disk of your computer.

We use temporary cookies that are valid only for the duration of your visit to our website. This enables us to make our website more user-friendly, for example by making navigation easier.

Of course you can also visit our website without the use of cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. For full details on how this works, please read the instructions for your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

6. Use of the web analysis service PIWIK

Our website uses the web analysis service PIWIK. To carry out this analysis, PIWIK uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored to your computer and provide analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, are transmitted to our PIWIK server and stored there. As part of this process, you IP address is immediately anonymized so that you as user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is not transferred to third parties. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Objection
Should you be unwilling to have this data about your use of the site stored and analyzed, you may at any time subsequently withdraw your consent to it being stored and used with a click of the mouse. A so-called opt-out cookie is then placed on your browser, and as a result Piwik will no longer collect any data on your visits. Please be aware that, should you delete cookies from your browser settings, the opt-out cookie from PIWIK may also be deleted and will need to be reactivated.

7. Use of the web analysis service eTracker

This website uses etracker technology (www.etracker.com) to collect visitor behavior data. This data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be aggregated to a usage profile. Cookies may be used to collect and save this data, but the data remains strictly anonymous. The data will not be used to identify a visitor personally and are not aggregated with any personal data. The collection and storage of data may be refused at any time with respect to subsequent services.

8. Newsletter

Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided and whether the actual owner of this address is authorized to receive the newsletter.

We employ the double opt-in method when sending out newsletters. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us if a third party makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter improperly and without your knowledge. We will not collect any other data. The data collected in this way is used solely for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched with any information that other components of our website may collect.

You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.

9. Contacting us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

10. Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures where this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In this case we will amend our privacy notice accordingly. Please ensure you refer to the current version of the privacy notice.

11. Links

If you use external links provided on our website this data protection policy does not extend to these links. When we provide links we make every effort to ensure that they also comply with our data protection and security standards. However, we have no influence on whether other operators comply with the data protection and security requirements. Therefore, please make your own enquiries on the data protection policies on the websites of the other operators.

12. Minors

Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit personal information to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We expressly state that we do not request or collect personal information from minors or pass this information on to third parties.

13. Using our contact data

The use of contact data published under »Contact«, »Imprint« or similar, such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers or e-mail addresses, by third parties for the purpose of sending information not specifically requested is prohibited.

14. Responsible person · right of objection · contact

You can withdraw your consent to our collecting and storing your personal information at any time. If you have any queries on our data protection policy or require any amendments or deletions to be made to your information, you can contact us at or by post to the following address:

SVS-Vistek GmbH
Mühlbachstraße 20
82229 Seefeld
Germany



The protection of your personal data is your fundamental right – and we take it very seriously.