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Data Protection Policy

Preamble

Data protection, as made available by the customer in regards to personal and otherwise sensitive data, is an important concern for the Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH. This Data Protection Policy ensures compliance with data protection.


§ 1 Personal Data

a) Personal Data
Personal data are data which disclose or can disclose the customer’s identity. The Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH adheres to the policy of data avoidance. As far as possible, collection of personal data is avoided.

b) Dealings

Personal data exclusively serves to initiate contracts, draft content, execute or process a contractual relationship. As a matter of principle, data are not forwarded to third parties. Use of personally-related data only takes place to the extent that is necessary, especially to establish a customer account, or where the Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH  is legally or by court order required, or if necessary, to prohibit abuse against the General Terms and Conditions in a legitimate manner.

c) Objection
The customer can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. Data, which must be kept ready for the purpose of processing the contract, is exempt from this.

d) Right to Information
Upon written request, the Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH shall inform the customer about the storage of their data.

e) Right to Correction, Deletion, and Blocking of Data
The customer has the right to correct, delete or block inaccurate personal data upon request at any time. The use of this right is free-of-charge and can simply be requested by filling out the contact form. As a matter of principle, this service is free-of-charge.


§ 2 User and Registration Data

To set up the Internet page, user and registration data are collected, processed, and used, as necessary. Customer data and IP address are registered with a time and date stamp in the log file, and used and saved for the purpose of this webpage’s statistical evaluation. User and registration data will not be merged with personal data.


§ 3 Data Security

a) Data Security
All data on www.ostendorff.de are secured through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification and distribution. The Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH will, however, not assume any liability against the destruction and damage of data. The Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH ensures that data stored outside Germany will also be secured comprehensively.

b) Sessions and Cookies
To operate the Internet site, the Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH may use cookies or server-based sessions to store data. Cookies are, for instance, used here for personalized greetings by using the member’s name. Cookies are files, which are stored by a website on the customer’s hard drive to automatically recognize this particular computer at the next visit to the website, and adjust the website based on the customer’s use. Cookies can also be rejected through the browser’s settings by deactivating the storage of cookies or by setting the browser in such a way that it informs about the changes upon transmission. The Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH ensures that data related to a person is not transferred from sessions or through cookies.


§ 4 Newsletter


If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data you provided to send you this newsletter. In this case, your email address is being used for our own marketing purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can object to this agreement with effect to the future by unsubscribing from the newsletter at any time.


§ 5 Third-party services

a) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files which are saved on your computer, and which allow you an analysisof the website’s use. The information generated through the cookie about your use of the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In case of the website’s IP anonymization activation, your IP address, however, is shortened within the member countries of the European Union or in other Member States of the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptions, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of this website’s provider, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, to compose reports about website activities and to procure further services, in conjunction with the use of this website and the use of the Internet, for the website provider. The IP address transmitted in your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data collected by Google. You can prohibited the storage of cookies through the appropriate setting of your browser software, however, we want to advise you, that in this case not all functions of this website may be fully functional and usable. Furthermore, you may prevent data collection through cookies related to your use of this website (incl. your IP address) and transmission to Google as well as data processing by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in, available at the following link [ http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de ].

b) Social Media Links

The Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH uses its own social media sites, made available on this website by clicking on the links of the third-party-providers to be reached. Through the use of these links, you will reach the respective Internet pages of the third-party-provider (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+). As soon as you will have opened up the websites of the third-party-providers, you will have entered the respective third-party-provider’s area of responsibility, so that their data protection policy or their explanations of data usage are effective as well. The Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH does not have any influence over it; we recommend, however, that you log yourself out from the respective third-party-provider’s website prior to using the respective link in order to avoid an unnecessary forwarding of data, so that in certain instances user profiles will not be created by the third-party-provider through the use of the link. The Gerd Ostendorff Nachfolger GmbH has deliberately used links and avoided additional plug-ins by third-party-providers to protect your data.


§ 6 Contact information
The customer may contact the person shown in the Legal Notice or use the contact form to enquire about data protection.