Privacy Notice

Data Protection Declaration

1. GENERAL 
The proprietor of the website www.giepa.de is Giegerich & Partner GmbH, Robert-Bosch-Str. 18, 63303 Dreieich.
As the “provider” of the services, the protection of our users’ data is of great importance to us. For most components of our applications, the submission of personal data is not necessary. Should the entry of personal data be necessary for the proper provision of services, we shall notify you of this fact in advance.

2. COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF DATA
Each accessing and retrieval of a file stored on the website is recorded in anonymized form. This storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following information is recorded: the URL of the web page accessed, the date and time of access, the quantity of data transferred, notification that the access was successful, the web browser employed by the user, and the user’s anonymized IP address. The collection and storage of this data does not permit any conclusions to be drawn about the specific person using the site. The information collected is only made available to third parties if such third parties are acting as our agents or subcontractors, and require this information to provide the services.

2.1 Use of cookies
In order to optimize the portal, cookies are sometimes used. Cookies are small text files stored locally in the cache memory of the website user’s internet browser.
You can prevent or limit the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings to deactivate cookies, or to warn you before accepting any cookies.

2.2 “PIWIK” statistics tool
This website uses the Piwik open source software program for the statistical evaluation of visitor traffic.
The data collected by Piwik is never transferred to other servers or provided to third parties, but is only used in anonymized form to improve our services. IP addresses are stored in Piwik without their final tuple. We know which network a request was made from, but not from which computer.
You can deactivate the acquisition of data by Piwik’s here.
If your browser supports “do not track” technology and you have activated this function, your visit will be ignored automatically.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about your visit by Piwik in the manner and for the purpose described above.

3. STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA
Personal data is only collected if you provide such information voluntarily. Whenever you are asked to provide personal or sensitive data (such as bank account information), the data will be transmitted in encrypted form. All user information is stored on specially secured servers in the Federal Republic of Germany. Access is entrusted only to specially authorized persons involved in the technical or commercial management of the servers (strict access protocols and controls).
Your personal data will only be transferred or otherwise transmitted to third parties if necessary for the performance of a contract, for invoicing purposes, if an enforceable governmental or judicial decree so requires, or if you have previously given your consent. Once given, you have the right to revoke your consent with immediate effect at any time.
The personal data stored about you will be deleted if you revoke your consent to such storage, if the information in question is no longer needed to fulfill the purpose for which its was stored, and/or if such storage is no longer necessary for other legal reasons.

3.1 Use of Google +
The social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”), is used on this website. Once the 2-click solution is activated, the browser establishes a connection to servers in the Google network and data is transferred. We have no influence over the type and quality of this data. According to information provided by Google, no personal data is transferred at this stage; such information is only transferred after a user has logged into the Google+ network.
For more information regarding your rights and privacy settings, please see the Google privacy policy at http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.

3.2 Facebook “like” button.
We hereby inform you about our use of telemedia in accordance with [§ 15 Para. 1] of the German Telemedia Law [TMG] concerning the use of Facebook plug-ins, operated by Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
The attribution of your visit to our website is performed by Facebook using various means:
If you are not a Facebook user:
When visiting a site with the “like” button, a cookie is automatically transmitted to your browser by the “like button” script prescribed to us by Facebook. The installation of this cookie and the data it contains enables Facebook to generate a profile of the user’s Web browsing habits, even for non-Facebook users.

You have a Facebook account, but are not currently logged in:
The “like” button script prescribed by Facebook immediately recognizes that you have a Facebook account and stores the information that you have visited this page, whether or not you press the “like” button. Whether this information is later transmitted to and used by Facebook when you log in is not entirely clear, but seems probable. In other words, Facebook knows where you have surfed, even if you do not click the “like” button.

You have a Facebook account, and are currently logged in:
If you are logged into your Facebook account, using this button will exchange data with Facebook as soon as you visit our site. By clicking on the Facebook button, data is transmitted to Facebook. This data includes your URL and additional specific data with which Facebook can connect your visit to our website to your Facebook account.

Facebook uses the data it collects to share with its partners for their further use. As proprietor, we have no detailed knowledge of the contents of the data transmitted. You can find Facebook’s data protection policy here: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

3.3 Twitter
As proprietor, we use services provided by the social networking service Twitter (Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) in various places (e.g. in mobile applications, as plugins integrated into apps). You can find detailed information about the “tweet” button here: http://dev.twitter.com/ . If you are logged into your Twitter account, you will be connected with your account. For further information, please see Twitter’s data protection policy at http://twitter.com/privacy

4. RIGHT TO INFORMATION
Upon request, we would be happy to provide information concerning your personal data stored on our servers.

Dreieich, July 27, 2014