As of August 1, 2012
Collecting and processing personal data
Personal data refers to the information that identifies you, e.g. your name, your address, e-mail or postal addresses. Attensity only stores personal data from you when it is explicitly desired, e.g. when ordering information material or subscribing to newsletters.
When visiting our website, a text file, also known as a “cookie”, is stored on your computer. The cookie records the pages you have viewed and indicates whether you have downloaded documents, for example. It does not include information specific to you personally.
When ordering a newsletter, information of this nature may be linked to your personal data. This means that it is possible to identify the topics you are most interested in, based on what you have viewed. Upon request, you may receive information tailored to your profile.
Use and disclosure of personal data
Attensity Europe GmbH will use your personal data exclusively for purposes related to the technical administration of its web pages, as well as to give you access to specific information and for general communication with you. Attensity Europe GmbH will not disclose your personal data to third parties, nor will it make any other use of such data. The employees of Attensity Europe GmbH are required to maintain confidentiality of your data. IT service providers commissioned by us, as well as their employees, are contractually obliged to abide by the law in dealing with your data and to maintain confidentiality of your data.
You are free to determine what information you wish to make available to Attensity Europe GmbH. If your personal data have changed (postal code, email or postal address, for example), you may contact Attensity Europe GmbH by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to correct or update your information.
Information collected automatically
When accessing the Attensity Europe GmbH website, general, non-personal information (such as your Internet browser, number of visits, average duration of visit, pages viewed) is collected automatically, i.e. not through a registration process. This information is used to enhance the appearance, contents and functionality of our website. In this case, as well, your data are not used for other purposes or disclosed to third parties.
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilizes so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of a website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of our website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the United States. Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, for the purpose of compiling reports of website activities for the website operators and providing additional services related to the use of the website and the Internet. In addition, Google will convey such information as appropriate to third parties, in the event that this is required by law or to the extent that third parties process such data on behalf of Google. In no case will Google link your IP address to other Google data. By adjusting your browser software settings, you may prevent cookies from being installed on your computer; however, note that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all of the website’s functionalities. Using this website constitutes your consent that Google may process data concerning your person in the manner and for the purpose described above. You may, at any time and effective from that point on, withdraw consent for data collection and storage by visiting http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Since there is considerable discussion regarding the use of analytics tools with complete IP addresses, we note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIB()”. In other words, the site uses only shortened IP addresses, so it is impossible to establish a direct link to a specific individual.
Link to Facebook
Our website uses, in protected form, plug-ins from the facebook.com network (http://www.facebook.com), which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plug-ins can be identified by the Facebook logo or a notice
If you click on the button , the activated Facebook plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook site. Since this process takes place directly, we acquire no knowledge of the data transmitted, although we are made aware of the fact that you have accessed the relevant page. If you are logged into Facebook at the same time, this data is assigned to your Facebook account, and is thus linked to you as an individual. The same holds true if you click on and add a comment.
If you wish to prevent data from being transmitted to Facebook, we suggest that you avoid clicking on the Facebook button or do so only if you are not registered with Facebook.
For further information about the use and storage of your personal data by Facebook Inc., please refer to http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Attensity Europe GmbH takes precautionary measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. It complies with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Attensity Europe GmbH strongly urges all parents and guardians to teach their children safe and responsible handling of personal data on the Internet. Minors should not enter or transmit personal data on the Attensity Europe GmbH website without the consent of their parents or guardians. Attensity Europe GmbH verifies that it does not knowingly collect personal data from minors, nor does it use such data in any way or disclose it to third parties without authorization.
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Right to information
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer:
Attensity Europe GmbH
Data protection officer
Dr. Hans Holger Rath
Upon request and in accordance with valid law, we will inform you in writing as to whether and which personal data has been stored by Attensity Europe GmbH through its website.
Notification of amendments