Personal data is information that may be used to learn someone’s identity. This includes information such as the correct name, address, postal address, phone number. Information not directly linked to the real identity (such as favourite websites or the number of a site’s users) is not considered personal data.
As a rule, our online offer may also be used without disclosing one’s identity. If you decide to register yourself on our website as a member (registered user) you have the possibility of storing personal information in your user profile. It is entirely up to you to decide whether you want to enter this data or not. As the aim is to collect as little personal data as possible for the use of our offer, when registering it is sufficient to provide a name – under which you will be listed as a member and which does not need to be the same as your real name – as well as an e-mail address to which the password is sent. Data is stored on the server in connection with the access to our website (for example IP address, date, time and pages viewed). This data is not used in any manner that relates to the person behind the data. We reserve the right to use anonymized data records for statistical purposes.
Personal data is used for the technical administration of the website as well as for customer management and then only to the extent required. Beyond that, personal data is only saved if this is provided voluntarily.
Disclosure of personal data
Personal data is only collected and/or transmitted to government institutions and authorities if this is required by law.
In some section of the website so-called cookies are used. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness, effectiveness and safety of our offer. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” that are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again.
You can set your browser so that you will be informed if cookies are placed on your computer and you can choose to allow placing them only in individual cases or to generally exclude the acceptance of cookies in specific cases as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies, however, may limit the functionality of this website.
Use of Facebook social plugins
This website uses social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plugins are marked by a Facebook logo or the add-on "Facebook Social Plugin”. When opening a page of our Internet presence which contains such a plugin your browser will establish a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the plugin is directly transmitted by Facebook to your browser which integrates it into the website. By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that you have opened the respective page of our Internet presence. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can correlate your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “Like” button or submitting a comment, the respective information is directly transmitted from your browser to Facebook where it is stored. For information on the purpose and extent of the data collection as well as the further processing and use of data by Facebook and your respective rights and configuration options for the protection of your privacy please refer to the data policy notices of Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our Internet presence you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer, allowing an analysis of your use of the website. The data generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is normally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there.
In case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is first shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states that are parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. By order of the Operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide other services to the website Operator related to the website use and Internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not matched with other data of Google.
You can prevent the storing of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, please be aware that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available through the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Our website uses functions of Google +1. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and disclosure of data: The Google +1 button enables you and other users to publish information worldwide and receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have given a +1 for a content as well as information about the page you were viewing when clicking on +1. Your +1s can be shown as references together with your profile name and photo in Google services such as in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites as well as in Internet advertisements. Google records information on your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and other users. To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and must include at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name may also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or are in possession of other information identifying you.
Use of the collected data: In addition to the purposes of use explained above, the data provided by you are used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection provisions. Google may publish summarized statistics about the +1 activities of the users or disclose such statistics to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When accessing one of our pages that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited out Internet pages with your IP address. Clicking the LinkedIn Recommend button while being logged into your LinkedIn account allows LinkedIn to correlate your visit on our Internet site to you and your user account. Please note that as provider of the website we have no knowledge about the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.
People under the age of 18 should not transfer any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. Personal data from children is neither requested, collected nor disclosed to any third parties by us.
Right to cancel
Links to other websites
Our online offer contains links to other websites. Compliance with the data protection provisions by their operators is beyond our control.
The contributions on our website are accessible to anyone. Contributions should be carefully reviewed before publication to ensure that they do not contain any information that is not intended for public disclosure. Contributions may be listed in search engines and accessible worldwide even if this website is not directly accessed.
Server log files
The provider of the website collects and automatically stores data in so-called server log files that are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. This data includes:
- browser type/browser version
• operating system used
• referrer URL
• host name of the accessing computer
• time of the server request
This data cannot be associated with specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently review this data if we become aware of specific indications of an illegal use.
If you send an enquiry to us via contact form we will store your information contained in this form including the contact data provided by you for the purpose of processing the enquiry and replying to any subsequent questions. We shall not disclose this data to any third parties without your consent.
Objection to advertisement mails
We hereby object to the use of our contact data published due to our obligation to provide legal information on our website for sending us not expressly requested advertisements and information material. The Operator of this website expressly reserves the right to take legal action against anyone sending unsolicited advertisement information such as spam e-mails etc.
If you would like to receive the newsletter that may be part of the website’s offer we will need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to ensure that you are in fact the owner of the provided e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. No other data will be collected. We will exclusively use this data to send you the required information and will not disclose it to any third parties.
You may at any time revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as its use for sending you the newsletter, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
Information, deletion, locking
You have the right to receive, at any time, free of charge information regarding your stored personal data, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of data processing and the right of correction, locking or deletion of this data. If you have any questions regarding personal data or any other subject please contact us through the address listed under the legal information on our website.
By taking all technical and organisational measures available to us we endeavour to store your personal data so that it is not accessible to any third party. When communicating by e-mail we cannot guarantee complete data safety and, therefore, recommend you send any confidential information by post.
Questions and comments
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments regarding the topic of data protection please send us an e-mail to info [@] smartalternativ.com.
As per: February 18, 2017