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Data-protection declaration

The subject of data protection is a special concern for us, and therefore we would like to familiarise you with the process in wich we record, use and transmit information. In this data-protection declaration, we will therefore explain to you how we proceed regarding information that we or our service providers collect from you by using our website or similar environments – such as mobile websites or apps – that are operated and maintained by us and from which you are accessing this data-protection declaration (all identified in the following as “the website”).

Recently updated: 02.01.2017
Collecting information about you

In some areas of the website, you may be requested to provide personal data in order to use the described functions (such as registering for a newsletter, tips/information, processing orders and reviewing our products and services) or in order to participate in special promotions (such as competitions or other advertising promotions). In this, you will be informed which information you must provide for these services, and which data you can share voluntarily. In particular, the website collects the following data: Data on the contact form (e.g. name, e-mail address). We would like to inform you that the information given by you may be combined by us with other information recorded by you either online or offline, such as your previous purchasing behaviour, if this is required for contractual purposes and is legally permitted. We will inform you about this.

Passive collection and use of informations

If you use this website, specific information may be passively recorded by using various technologies – without you expressly entering it. Such passive recording of informations primarily occurs to the following cases and using the following data: 

Information through your browser: Specific information is typically recorded by browsers and automatically passed on, such as your MAC address (unique device description), the screen resolution, your operating system (Windows, Apple, Android), the version of your operating system, and the type and version of your Internet browser. 

Your IP address: Your IP address is a numerical combination wich is automatically assigned to the computer you are using by your Internet provider. 

Your IP address: your IP adress is automatically recorded in the log files of our web server when a user calls up our website. Without the IP address, communication is impossible between the web server and the user’s computer. If we log and store the visiting time on our website under the IP address, the IP address will in all cases be anonymised so that no reference can be made to you by us.

Device information

We would like to inform you that in the case of the usage of mobile devices, under certain circumstances we record the unique device number (IMEI) – like the MAC address in the case of computers. However, such recording will only occur if it is necessary for providing the respective enlisted service.

Website analysis

Our website uses technologies for website analysis. Using this technology, data is saved and processed for marketing and optimisation purposes. The information required for this is also collected by using cookies. Please also see our cookie information. This website uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of how you use the website. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is still saved there. In the case that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be previously abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatories to the Treaty on the European Economic Area (using the extension “_anonymiseIp()”). Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On the orders of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and to produce further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analystics will not be merged by Google with other data. You can prevent the saving of cookies through a relevant setting in your browser software; however, we would like to inform you that in this case you may not be able to use the full extent of all of the functions of this website. You can countermand the collection and storage of data by Google Analytics at any time with future effect. You can prevent the collection of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and that relates to your use of the website and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in (deactivation add-on).

Cookies

To receive detailed information about cookies and other tracking technologies that are activated by visiting our website, please check your program used for the opening and view of websites (p.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari). If you do not deactivate cookies or other tracking technologies then we infer your agreement to the use these functionalities.

How we use and pass on information

The purposes for which we use information about you will be explained on its respective collection (i. e. in the input mask) on this website and below. The information collected are relevant for answering your questions and fulfilling your wishes, such as sending you requested information e.g. about our business relationship with you, about our terms of business and use and/or to send you other relevant informations to handle your business and to promote the purposes of our business, such as for data analysis, for inspections, for the development of new products, to improve our products and services, to improve our website, to personalise your use of our website by presenting products and offers tailored to you, and to determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. If possible, we only use anonymised information that cannot be traced back to you personally. The law may provide for separate conditions for individual uses of data. In that case, we will ask for your allowance to operate user-based online information; more information can be found under Cookies. If necessary and permitted under law, we will pass information collected through our website to the following third parties: All companies that are part of Macnetix GmbH, but only for the purposes explained in this data-protection declaration and within the scope of permitted dissemination. However, we remain the fully responsible authority for the handling of personal data that we use. Our business partners with whom we offer advertising with shared brands and shared marketing. A precondition for this is that the law or your permission allows such dissemination. In addition, before dissemination, the business partners will be contractually obliged to only use the information according to our standards. Service providers that offer services such as web site hosting and moderation, the processing of your reviews of products and services, the hosting of mobile applications, data analysis, payment handling, order handling, the provision of infrastructure, IT services, customer services, delivery services for e-mails and direct advertising, credit-card settlement and audits in order to carry out these services. Here, too, the contractual partners are contractually obliged by us to adhere to legal data-protection standards. Third parties in the case of reorganisations, mergers, sales, joint ventures, assignments, transfers or other provisions regarding our entire company or our entire assets or shares and/or parts of these (for example in association with insolvency proceedings or similar), if legally permitted. Furthermore, information collected through the website will be used by us if necessary to prevent risks to third parties, our company and/or other companies, or if we are obliged to surrender such information by the state, such as in the case of adverse event reports. If we pass information to service providers, they are obliged within the scope of order data processing to only use this information within the scope of our directives and not to pass it to third parties. Non-personal information is not protected under data privacy laws. It is therefore used by us irrespective of the restrictions above.

Third-party websites and services

This data-protection declaration shall not affect the websites of third parties, even if these third-party websites are referred to or links are forwarding to them. The content of such third-party websites is not ours. The same applies for graphic elements such as banners or short links that takes you forward to another website when you click on them. For these third-party websites, please check on the websites of the respective providers to find out how your data is handled there. If third-party applications collect information from our website using cookies, we will inform you about this through our cookie information and give you the opportunity to countermand this collection of data.

Security

We take suitable organisational, technical and administrative precautions to protect personal data that is collected and used within our area of responsibility. Unfortunately, the saving and transmission of data cannot be 100% secure. If you have reasons to suspect that your communication with us is not secure (for example, if you think that the security of one of your accounts with us is at risk), please inform us of this problem immediately by reporting that problem through the “Contact us” section. Please be aware that responsibility for the safe transmission of information from you to us is incumbent first of all to you. We specially protect electronic forms on our website. But if you send us information by e-mail, please be aware that e-mail delivery is generally not encrypted.

Right of objection / Right of withdrawal

We ensure that you can perceive through our legal rights to object to certain data processing in the field of service and advertising. So we consider your objection after uprising against the following data uses by us:

Receipt of reminders from us: If you no longer wish to receive reminders from us, you are welcome to unsubscribe within the services obtained from or by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address stated under the legal notice. You can therefore revoke your agreement to receiving them at any time. 

Delivery of information from us: The newsletter to which you have subscribed can most easily be deactivated by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. Before activating the link in the newsletter, please make sure that this newsletter has actually was sended from us. E-mails can be faked. If you no longer wish to receive any more information from us, you can countermand any further information at any time and/or revoke your allowance. Alternatively, you are also welcome to send an e-mail to the e-mail address given under the legal notice. 

Use of your personal data by companies of Macnetix GmbH and by our business partners: If you prefer that we do not make use of the legal permissions to pass on your data for advertising purposes, please let us know. We will, of course, take your wishes into account. You are welcome to send an e-mail to the e-mail address given under the legal notice. Do not forget to provide your postal address if you do not wish to receive further letters by post from us. 

If you have independently contacted other companies and made enquiries or commissioned services, please contact these companies directly with your objections and withdrawal requests. Please be aware that we may continue to send you business and administrative communications, even if you withdraw your agreement to receive information or such administrative informations.

Access to personal data and deletions or changes to it

If changes occures that the actuality of your data or the use of your data, please let us know. We will correct, update or, if necessary, delete your data. Please update any existing online profile or send us an e-mail at the e-mail address given under the legal notice.

Periods of retention

We will keep your personal data for the period that is necessary to carry out the purposes presented in this data-protection declaration if no longer period of retention is legally stipulated.

Use of the website by those not contractually capable users

If the Macnetix website is aimed at adults (or the website allows adults to let their children have information): The website is not aimed at children under the age of 18 years. These persons may only use this website with the agreement of their parent or legal guardien. Otherwise we do not intentionally collect any data from minors unless the parent or legal guardien has given their permission.

Cross-border transmission

Your personal data can be saved and processed in any country in which we maintain branches or use service providers. A precondition for the transfer is the admissibility of the transfer and the adherence to legal conditions of the third-party country transfer. To this end, Macnetix GmbH has tailored your data-protection standards to the European level of data protection (U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Principles). In addition, standard contractual clauses of the European Commission are used. In this way, we have taken precautions that there are levels of data protection that conform to EU law at the recipient of your data.

Sensitive information

If we do not expressly request or ask you for, please do not give us any information regarding your ethnic origin, your political convictions, your faith or other religious orientation, your health, any previous convictions or membership of any trade unions. In case we should ask you or request such information, we will ask you in advance for your explicit permission.

Updating this data-protection declaration

Please take a look at the information text “Recently updated:” at the top of this page in order to see when this data-protection declaration was last revised. If it has been updated, please read the data-protection declaration through again in order to obtain sufficient information on how we handle your data.

Mandatory information according to the Regulation (EU)

No 524/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council:

Follow this link to the website of the European Commission’s entity for online dispute resolution for consumer disputes: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

for further informations.

Should you have any initial questions concerning a potential dispute resolution, please email us at [info@macnetix.de].

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this data-protection declaration, you are welcome to send an e-mail to e-mail address stated under the legal notice or contact us by postal:

Macnetix GmbH

Huttenstr.31

Berlin 10553 DE