Privacy

Data protection declaration

Preamble

Protecting personal data is a paramount issue for us. In the following section, we would like to provide you with detailed information about which data we collect when you visit our website and use our online services, as well as how we process and use these data.

Pursuant to Art. 13 of the GDPR, we herewith share with you the legal basis for data processing by our company. To the extent that the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following shall apply: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 (1) point a and Art. 7 of the GDPR; the legal basis for data processing to fulfill our services and execute contractual measures as well as to respond to inquiries is Art. 6 (1) point b of the GDPR; the legal basis for data processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 (1) letter c of the GDPR; and the legal basis for data processing for protecting our justified interests is Art. 6 (1) point f of the GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the individual in question or another natural person renders the processing of personal data necessary, the legal basis for this shall be Art. 6 (1) point d of the GDPR.

Changes to the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to occasionally adjust this data protection declaration so that it always accords to the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g., when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration shall be valid upon your subsequent visit.

The responsible party in line with the data protection regulation is:

IMIG AG
Poststraße 35-37
71229 Leonberg
Telephone: +49 (0) 7152-92846-0
Email: info@imig-ag.de

Collecting general information

Whenever you access our website, information of a general nature is always collected. These data (server log files) contain information such as about your web browser, operating system, domain name of the internet service provider, and the like. This only includes information that cannot be used to identify your person. These data are necessary from a technical perspective in order to suitably provide you with the requested content on our website and they are required for using the Internet in general. We conduct statistical analyses of anonymous data of this sort in order to optimize our internet presence and the technology behind it.

Server log files

The provider of these sites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically shares with us. These include:

  • browser type/version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing device
  • time of server request

This information is not attributable to a specific person. These data are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently verify this information in the case of suspicion of illegal use.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that website servers save onto your hard drive. These files transfer certain types of information to us, such as IP addresses, the browser being used, the operating system, your computer and your internet connection.

Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. The data compiled by the cookies allow us to facilitate navigation on our website and to properly display website content.

In no cases will we transfer this information to third parties or relate it to your personal data without your consent.

You can, of course, also view our website without cookies. By default, internet browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can deactivate the cookies function at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Please refer to the help function in your internet browser to find out how to change this setting. Please note that some functions on our website may not work if cookies are deactivated by your internet browser.

Contact form

If you get in touch with us via email or by using the contact form, the information you provide will be saved for the purpose of processing your request as well as for possible follow-up questions.

Deletion and blocking of data

We abide by the principles of data avoidance and data sparsity. We only store your personal data for as long as these are needed to fulfill the purposes specified here or in accordance with the various storage periods foreseen by law. Once these purposes have lapsed or these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked and deleted in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

Newsletter

We offer a free newsletter that informs you about the activities of the IMIG Group at irregular intervals about twice a month. The newsletter is generated by CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstrasse 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany, on www.cleverreach.com.

The newsletter is sent only after your express consent:

1. If you subscribe to our newsletter, enter your e-mail address at www.imig.com.
2. After entering your e-mail, you will receive a registration e-mail to the e-mail address provided.
3. By clicking on the deposited link (so-called double-opt-in) you will receive a confirmation e-mail about the subscription to the newsletter.

Purpose of processing

The collection and storage of your e-mail address is exclusively for personalization in the context of newsletter delivery. It will not be passed on to third parties.

Legal basis

The legal basis for processing the data after subscribing to the newsletter is Art. 6 para.1 p.1 lit. GDPR.

Duration of data storage

Your e-mail address will be stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Contestation

You have the right at any time to revoke the given consent for the future and to unsubscribe from the newsletter. Please click on the corresponding button in the sent newsletter or send us an e-mail to info@imig-ag.de.
Your data will be deleted after the end of the newsletter subscription within one month, provided that the deletion does not conflict with statutory retention requirements. By submitting the data you enter, you will be processed and confirmed in our privacy policy.

Use of Google Analytics

This website makes use of the service “Google Analytics” provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA) for analyzing how visitors use our website. This service utilizes “cookies” – text files that are saved onto your system. The information gathered by these cookies is generally transferred and stored on a Google server in the US.

This website anonymized the IP addresses of its users. User IP addresses are shortened within the member states of the EU and of the European Economic Community. Shortening IP addresses prevents their association with specific individuals. In the scope of the agreement related to the contract processing agreement, which the website operators have conclude with Google Inc., the latter uses the collected information to analyze website usage and website activity as well as to provide services associated with website usage.

You have the option of preventing cookies from being saved onto your device by adjusting the corresponding settings in your internet browser. If your browser prevents cookies from being saved, we cannot guarantee that all of the functions found on this website will be accessible without restrictions.

Additionally, you may activate a browser plugin to prevent cookies from transferring the collected data (including your IP address) to Google Inc. and being used by the latter. This plugin can be found under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de More information about how Google Inc. uses data can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Another option is to simply click on this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting information about you through this website. Click on the link above to download the “opt-out cookie”. This requires that your browser allows for cookies to be saved. If you regularly delete your cookies, you will need to click on the link above every time you visit our website.

Use of Google Webfonts

In order to properly and visually display the content of our website across various browsers, we make use of script and font libraries, such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Webfonts are transferred to your device in order to prevent multiple loading in the cache of your internet browser. If your browser does not support Google Webfonts or prevents access, the contents of our website will be displayed using a standard font.

Loading script or font libraries automatically establishes a connection to the operator of the font library. This makes it theoretically possible for the operator to collect data to collect information from a specific – though it is currently unclear whether this occurs and for what reasons.

The data protection guidelines of the Google library server can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of Google Maps

This website makes use of Google Maps API in order to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of its maps functions by the user. Additional information about data processes by Google can be found in the Google data protection notices. You can also change your personal data protection settings here in the data protection center.

Detailed information about the use of your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

Embedded YouTube videos

Some pages on our internet site include embedded YouTube videos. The operator of this plugin is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, VA, 94066, USA. Whenever you visit a page with a YouTube plugin, a connection will be established to the YouTube servers. This connection transfers information to YouTube about which pages you are visiting. Whenever you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can match your browsing behavior to your person. You can disable this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Whenever a YouTube video starts, the operator enables cookies that collect data about user behavior.

If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, such cookies will not be saved when you view YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to disable this, adjust the settings in your internet browser to prevent the storage of cookies.

Additional information about data protection in relation to “YouTube” can be found in the operator’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Social Plugins

Our website offers users the option of using so-called “social media buttons”. In order to protect your data, we opted for the “Shariff” solution upon implementation. This means that these buttons on the website are only integrated as a graphic containing a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking on the graphic, you will immediately be redirected to the services of the respective provider. Your data will only be transferred once you are on the website of the provider. Provided that you do not click on this graphic, there will be no form of exchange between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information regarding the collection and use of your data on social media networks can be found in the use conditions of the respective provider.
More information about the Shariff solution can be found here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

We have incorporated social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 - 20354 Hamburg - Germany)
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Wilton Place - Dublin 2 - Ireland)

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive information at any time about any of your personal data that we have stored. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted, irrespective of the prescribed data storage guidelines for conducting business. Please get in touch with our data protection officer in this case. You will find the contact information above.

In order for ensuring that data can be blocked at any time, these data must be stored in a locked file for control purposes. You can also request to have your data deleted in the absence of any legal archiving obligations. In the event that such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request.

You may request to amend or withdraw your consent upon request by sending as a corresponding declaration, which will have future effect.

Sharing of data

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties for any purposes beyond those specified in the following. We only share your personal data with third parties when:

  • You have expressly consented to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) section 1 (a) of the GDPR;
  • sharing this data is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 (1) section 1 (f) of the GDPR for validating, exercising or defending legal claims and no grounds exist for assuming that you possess an interest worth protecting that outweighs this necessity for sharing your data;
  • in case a legal obligation exists for sharing your data pursuant to Art 6 (1) section 1 (c) of the GDPR; or
  • if this is legal permissible and necessary for maintaining a contractual relationship in accordance with Art. 6 (1) section 1 (b) of the GDPR.

Cooperation with contract processors and third parties

To the extent that, in the scope of our data processing, we divulge data to other persons and companies (contract processors and third parties), transfer data to them or otherwise provide them access to such data, this will only be carried out on the basis of legal permission, your express consent, a legal obligation or on the basis of justified interests (e.g., the implementation of contractors, web hosts, etc.).

Provided that we have contracted third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “contract processing agreement”, this shall be carried out on the basis of Art. 28 of the GDPR.

Opting out of promotional emails

IMIG AG herewith prohibits the use of our contact information provided through the obligation to include a company imprint on our website for sending us promotional or informational material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this internet site expressly reserve the right to take legal action against any parties that send us unsolicited promotional information, such as by way of spam email.

Questions for the data protection officer

If you have any questions related to data protection, please send us an email to info@imig-ag.de.

Updated 05/16/2018

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