Privacy Policy, Condition of use & Cookie-Policy

We are pleased about your interest in the Schaeffler Engineering GmbH and our products. The protection of your privacy when using our online offer is very important for us. If personal data is processed, we observe the applicable data protection laws.

Privacy Policy

General information about data processing

1. Scope and purpose of processing of personal data

In principle, we collect and use your personal data only insofar as it is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our content and services offered on the website. Your personal data is regularly collected and used only after your consent. An exception to this applies in cases where the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for data processing

Processing of your personal data is based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes, the legal basis for processing of personal data is Art. 6 (1)(a)GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Please remember that the withdrawal is only effective for the future. Processing based on consent before its withdrawal is not affected.

Processing of personal data in the context of the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps prior to entering a contract at your request is based on Art. 6 (1)(b)GDPR. The purposes of data processing are governed by the respective contract documents and the subject matter of the contract.

If processing of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject, Art. 6 (1)(c)GDPR serves as a legal basis.

If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Schaeffler or by a third party (e.g. to establish or defend legal claims; to ensure IT security; to prevent crimes; to conduct business and to further develop services and products) and if your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms as data subject do not override the aforementioned interest, Art. 6 (1)(f)GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

3. Data erasure and retention period

We process and store your personal data for as long as this is necessary to satisfy the respective purpose. In addition, such storage may take place in order to comply with a legal obligation by Union or Member State law, regulation or other provision to which we as controller are subject. If the data is no longer necessary or if a retention period prescribed by the aforementioned laws has expired, your data will be erased on a regular basis.

4. Access to personal data within the Schaeffler Group and by third parties

Within the Schaeffler Group, those entities gain access to your data who require it as a part of “least privilege” (assignment of user rights to the lowest possible extent) and the “need-to-know” principle (knowledge of data only if necessary).

We may only transfer data to third parties outside the Schaeffler Group if this is necessary, if statutory provision so requires, if you have given your consent or if any commissioned processors have agreed to comply with the requirements of the GDPR and the BDSG.

Under these conditions, recipients of personal data may be: competent internal specialist departments and external service providers, if necessary.

5. Transfer of personal data to a third country or to an international organisation

A transfer of data to countries outside the EU/EEA (so-called third countries) will only take place as it is necessary or required by law, you have given your consent or as part of data processing by a processor. If service providers in third countries are deployed, in addition to written instructions, they are required to comply with data protection standards in Europe by agreeing on the EU standard contractual clauses.

6. IT security and links to third party websites

The Schaeffler Group uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your data that we manage against accidental or intentional destruction, manipulation, loss or access by unauthorised persons. These safeguards are constantly being developed in accordance with the respective new technical possibilities.

Our websites may contain links to the websites of other providers. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to these websites.

7. Obligation to provide personal data

While entering into a contract, you must provide the personal data that is necessary to establish, implement and terminate the contract and to satisfy the resulting duties or that Schaeffler must collect due to legal provisions. Without these data no contract with Schaeffler can be concluded.

If we provide you with offers and services on this website that you can voluntarily use, there is no duty to provide your data to us, but without your personal data, you may not be able to use our offers and services.

8. “Profiling” and automated decision-making

We do not use fully automated decision-making pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR. Schaeffler basically does not use “profiling”. If we use it in individual cases, we will inform you about this separately, if it is required by law and – if necessary - obtain your prior consent.

9. Sources of your personal data

We use data that we receive from you.

II. Data processing for the provision of the website and the creation of log files

By default, when you visit our website, our web servers obtain and collect the name of your Internet service provider, your IP address, the website from which you are visiting us, the websites you visit on our website, and the date and duration of the visit. This data is stored in the log files of our systems. However, the use of the IP address is limited to the technically necessary extent and is abbreviated and therefore used only anonymously, so that it is not possible to assign the IP address to a user. The data is not merged with personal data.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 (1)(f)GDPR.

The temporary storage of the abbreviated IP address by our systems is technically necessary to display the website to your terminal device. Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. Data is not being analysed for marketing purposes in this context. For these purposes, we have legitimate interest in processing of data according to Art. 6 (1)(f)GDPR.

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. Therefore, there is no possibility for you as a user to object to such processing.

III. Data processing in respect of services offered on the website

On our website various services are offered, for the use of which we request personal data from you. In this context, it is always optional for you to provide us with personal data.

 

1. Use of our contact and request forms

The website has contact and request forms that can be used to contact us electronically.

To use the contact forms, you must fill mandatory information in the respective input mask marked by an asterisk (e.g. your e-mail address). All other information is optional for you. This personal data will be sent to a department of our company that is responsible for processing and stored in our systems. At the time of sending your message, the date and time of the entry will be saved. We will obtain your consent for processing of the data during the inquiry process.

The data filled in the input mask will be used exclusively to process your inquiry.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 (1)(a)GDPR.

The data will be erased as soon as the communication process is completed.

You have the right withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time to by sending an e-mail to datenschutzbeauftragter@schaeffler-engineering.com. In this case, all personal data stored as part of the contact will be deleted with effect for the future. Depending on the time of your withdrawal, we may not be able to answer your request.

 

2. Creation of a user profile for individualised advertising and information

We want to provide you with as individual offers as possible. We would like to use the information about your user behaviour that you provide and generate automatically when you visit our website in order to create advertising tailored to you and your interests. For this purposes, we request your separate consent to the creation of a personalised user profile.

In the user profile, we store the personal data you have provided us while registering for the “Schaeffler Info Service” together with data about your movement on this website and/or in the information and advertising communication we have sent to you. Movement data is information about your user behaviour, e.g. which columns, articles and content you access on this website or in our newsletter, and at which time, including receipt and read confirmations of e-mails and newsletters.

We analyse this usage profile exclusively to send you individually customised information and advertising, provided that we have obtained your separate consent to the use of data for information and advertising purposes due to your registration for the “Schaeffler Info-Service”. For this purpose, we may also engage third parties (service providers) with whom we have a data processing agreement, and transfer your data to any of such third parties.

The legal basis for processing of your personal data after registration is Art. 6(1)(a)GDPR.

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes of its collection. Therefore, data is being stored as long as your consent to data tracking is active. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time by sending an e-mail todatenschutzbeauftragter@schaeffler-engineering.com or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in received messages, with effect for the future, thereby deregistering from data tracking. In this case, all personal data stored for communication will be deleted. Withdrawing the consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on this consent before its withdrawal.

IV. Use of cookies

We use cookies to enable you to make the best possible use of the website. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or saved by the Internet browser on the terminal device of the user. If a user visits our website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows clear identification of the browser when the website is accessed again.

In the following, we provide you with general information about the use of cookies on our website and the associated processing of personal data. For further information on specifically used cookies, please refer to the Schaeffler Cookie Policy published on this website.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the requesting browser to be identified even after a page break.

In addition, we use cookies on our website to allow the analysis of the user’s surfing behaviour.

When visiting our website the user is informed about the use of cookies and referred to this privacy policy.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of our website for the users. Some features of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. It is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page break. The user data collected through the technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles. Further information can be found in the Schaeffler Cookie Policy.

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Analysis cookies show us how the website is used, so that we can constantly optimise our offer. Further information can be found in the Schaeffler Cookie Policy.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6(1)(f)GDPR.

Cookies are stored on the terminal device of the user and transferred from it to our website. Therefore, as user, you have full control over the use of cookies. You can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all features on the website.

V. Your rights as data subject

If your personal data is being processed, you are the data subject pursuant to the GDPR and you have the following rights:

1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)

Upon request you can obtain from us confirmation from us as to whether or not your personal data is being processed by us. If this is the case, you can request us to give you access to the information provided for by law (see Art. 15 (1)GDPR). We will also notify you of appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in the context of data transfer, in case your personal data is being transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. There are restrictions according to Sections 34 and 35 BDSG.

2. Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)

You have a right to rectification and/or completion if the processed personal data is inaccurate or incomplete. We have to rectify the data without due delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)

Provided that the legal requirements are met (see Art. 18 (1)GDPR), you have the right to restrict processing of your personal data. For consequences of the restrictions please refer to Art. 18(2) and (3) GDPR .

4. Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)

You have the right to demand from us erasure of your personal data without undue delay, and we are obliged to immediately erase this data if any of the reasons pursuant to Art. 17 (1)GDPR applies. The right to erasure does not apply in cases of Art. 17 (3)GDPR. Furthermore, there are restrictions pursuant to Sections 34 and 35 BDSG.

5. Right to notification

If you have exercised your right to rectification, erasure, or restriction of processing, we are obliged to notify each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure, or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. We have to inform you about those recipients upon your request.

6. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. For details please refer to Art. 20 GDPR.

7. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data that is based on Art. 6 (1)(e) or (f)GDPR on grounds relating to your particular situation. Further details can be found in Art. 21 GDPR.

In addition, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG.

VI.    Name and contact details of the controller

Schaeffler Engineering GmbH
Gewerbestraße 14
58791 Werdohl
Germany

Telephone: +49 2392 809-0
Fax: +49 2392 809-100
Email: info@schaeffler-engineering.com

VII.    Contact details of the data protection officer

Schaeffler Engineering GmbH
Gewerbestraße 14
58791 Werdohl
Germany

Telefon: +49 2392 809-0
Fax: +49 2392 809-100
E-Mail: datenschutzbeauftragter@schaeffler-engineering.com

Stand: Version 1.0, 08.05.2018

Condition of use

1. Scope

1.1
Any use of the web pages (Schaeffler Website) offered by Schaeffler AG and/or the companies in which Schaeffler AG has a majority holding ("Schaeffler") shall be subject exclusively to these Conditions insofar as not otherwise regulated in the conditions of the Schaeffler company in the respective country. By commencing use, the user accepts the validity of these Conditions of Use in their current version.

1.2
These General Conditions of Use may be supplemented, modified or replaced in individual cases by further conditions, e.g. for the purchase or sale of products and/or services.

1.3
In the event that the use of the Schaeffler Website takes place in the exercising of any commercial or self-employed professional activities or in the event that it is for a public body, § 312e Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 - 3 of the Civil Code (BGB) of the Federal Republic of Germany shall not apply.

2. Contents of the Schaeffler Website

On its Website Schaeffler has placed non-binding information without any commitment as well as related documentation and software for calling up or downloading without any warranties as to completeness. Schaeffler may at any time in whole or in part block the Schaeffler Website or change the contents without any prior notice. Because of the basis of the nature of the Internet and computer systems Schaeffler accepts no liability in relation to the uninterrupted availability of the Schaeffler Website.

3. Rights of Use

3.1
The use of the information, software and documentation available on the Schaeffler Website shall be subject to these Conditions or in the case of the updating of information, software and documentation shall be subject to the applicable licence conditions already agreed with Schaeffler. Specifically-agreed licence conditions shall prevail over these Conditions.

3.2
Schaeffler grants to the user a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the information, software and documentation available on the Schaeffler Website to the extent to which it is agreed or, in case there is no agreement on this point, in accordance with the availability and transfer from Schaeffler for the intended purpose.

3.3
Software is only available in a machine-readable form at no cost. No right shall exist to the release of any source code. An exception to this shall be source codes from open source software, the licence conditions of which have priorities over these Conditions in the transfer of open source software and which require the making available of the source code. In such cases Schaeffler shall make the source code available in return for the reimbursement of expenses.

3.4
Neither information, software nor documentation may be distributed, rented or in any other way made available by the user to third parties at any time. Insofar as no binding legal regulations require to the contrary, the user may not change, reverse develop or reverse translate the software or its documentation or remove any part therefrom. The user may make a backup copy of the software if such copy is necessary for future use as a backup on the basis of these Conditions of Use.

3.5
The information, software and documentation are protected by copyright laws as well as international copyright agreements as well as other laws and agreements related to intellectual property. The user shall observe such laws and in particular any alphanumerical identification, marks or copyright notices shall not be removed from the information or the software or the documentation or from any copies thereof.

3.6
§§ 69 a et seq. of the Copyright Law shall not otherwise be affected hereby.

4. Intellectual Property

4.1
Notwithstanding the particular requirements in section 4 of these Conditions of Use any information, trademark names and other contents of the Schaeffler Website may not be changed, copied, reproduced, sold, rented, used, supplemented or used in any other way without the prior written permission of Schaeffler.

4.2
Except for the right of use and other rights expressly granted herein, the user shall be granted no further rights of any type whatsoever, in particular those to the company name or to industrial property rights, such as patents, utility models or trademarks, nor shall Schaeffler be subject to any corresponding duty to grant such rights.

5. Registration and Use of Protected Pages

5.1
Some pages of the Schaeffler Website are protected by way of a password. Access to these pages is only possible for registered users for reasons of transactional business security. No right shall exist to registration by Schaeffler. In particular Schaeffler reserves the right to make Web pages previously freely accessible subject to registration. Schaeffler may at any time revoke a right of access by sealing the access data without providing any reasons therefore, in particular when the user

  • has provided false details for registration,
  • has breached the Conditions of Use or its duties of care in relation to the treatment of access data,
  • has breached applicable law in accessing or using the Schaeffler Website or
  • has not used the Schaeffler Website for a longer period.

5.2
In the event that registration is envisaged the user shall provide accurate and correct details and must advise immediately of any changes. The user shall therefore ensure that it receives any e-mails sent to it at the e-mail address provided.

5.3
After registration the user shall receive a user name and password (user data). At the time of first access the user shall change the password provided by Schaeffler into a password known only to the user. The user data allow the user to access its own data, to change such and, if necessary, to extend or revoke agreements to data processing.

5.4
The user shall ensure that the user data are not available to third parties and shall be liable for all orders and other activities taken under the user data. After each occasion of use the area protected by password shall be exited. Insofar as the user becomes aware that any third party is misusing user data, the user shall immediately notify Schaeffler of such in writing and, if applicable, in advance by way of simple e-mail. After receipt of such notification Schaeffler shall block the access to the area protected by password with these user data. The lifting of any blocking is only possible after a special application by the user to Schaeffler or after a further registration.

5.5
The user may at any time in writing demand the deletion of any registration insofar as the deletion is not prevented by the processing of current contractual matters. In such case Schaeffler shall erase all user data and all other personal data of the user as soon as such is no longer required.

6. References and Links

The Schaeffler Website may contain references and links (hyperlinks) to the websites of third parties. Schaeffler does not accept any responsibility for the contents of such websites nor does Schaeffler make the contents of such websites its own as Schaeffler cannot control any information connected by a link and is not responsible for the contents and information therein contained. Any use of linked websites shall be at the risk of the user.

7. Exclusion of Liability for Defects as to Title and Quality, Viruses

7.1
Insofar as any information, software or documentation is made available at no charge, any liability for defects as to title or defects as to the quality of the information, software and documentation, and in particular for the correctness, defect-free nature, and the non-existence of property rights or copyright of third parties, completeness and/or usability except in cases of wilful acts or malice are hereby excluded.

7.2
The information contained on the Schaeffler Website may include specifications or general descriptions of technical possibilities of products which in individual cases (e.g. for reasons of changes in products) may not always be available. The required performance specification of the products should therefore be agreed prior to purchase in each case.

7.3
The liability of Schaeffler for any defects as to quality and defects as to title shall be determined by the provisions in sections 7.1 and 7.2 of these Conditions. Ceteris paribus any liability of Schaeffler ist excluded unless mandatory law e. g. the Product Liability Act requires it, as a result of the Product Liability Law, as a result of wilful act, gross negligence, as a result of death, personal injury or resulting from the acceptance of a guarantee as to quality or as a result of malicious concealment of a defect or because of the material breach of a contract. Any damages for material breach of contract shall however be limited to typical, foreseeable damage insofar as wilful acts or gross negligence are not involved.

7.4
Schaeffler shall endeavour to keep the Schaeffler Website free from all viruses, however Schaeffler cannot give any assurance as to a virus-free environment. Before downloading any information, software or documentation the user shall for its own protection as well as to prevent viruses coming onto the Schaeffler Website use suitable security measures and virus scanners.

7.5
A change in the burden of proof is not connected with any of the above provisions.

8. Obligations of Use

8.1
The user may not in regard to the Schaeffler Website:

  • cause any damage or injury to any persons, in particular juveniles, or violate their right to privacy;
  • act against good morals by its method of use;
  • violate industrial property rights or copyright or other property rights;
  • transmit any contents with viruses or so-called Trojan Horses or other programming which could damage software;
  • provide, store or send hyperlinks or contents to which it is not allowed, in particular if such hyperlinks or contents are a breach of a duty of confidentiality or are unlawful; or
  • distribute advertising or unsolicited e-mails (so-called "spam") or irrelevant warnings as to viruses, malfunctioning or similar or request persons to participate in gambling, snowball games, chain letters, pyramid systems or any other similar actions.

8.2
Schaeffler may block access to the Schaeffler Website at any time, in particular if the user breaches its duties under these Conditions.

9. Export Requirements

9.1
The exporting of certain information, software and documentation may e.g. on the basis of their nature or use or end destination, be subject to authorization. In regard to such information, software and documentation the user shall strictly observe the applicable export regulations, and in particular those of the EU and the EU member states as well as the United States of America. Insofar as such is necessary, Schaeffler shall label information, software and documentation in terms of its duty to obtain a permit according to German and EU Export List as well as the US Commerce Control List.

9.2
The user shall in particular check and ensure that

  • the information, software and documentation made available are not intended for any arms-related, nuclear or weapon-related technical use.;
  • no companies and persons contained in the US Denied Persons List (DPL) are delivered with goods originating from the US, or software or technology from the US;
  • no companies and persons listed in the US Warning List, US Entity List or US Specially Designated Nationals List are delivered without applicable permission with US originating products;
  • no companies or persons listed are supplied which are on the List of Specially Designated Terrorists, Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Specially Designated Global Terrorists or the Terrorist List of the EU;
  • no military consignees are supplied;
  • the early-warning systems of the respective German authorities are observed.

Any access to information, software and documentation on the Schaeffler Website shall only take place if it is in accordance with the abovenamed tests and checks. Otherwise Schaeffler shall not be obliged to provide any services.

9.3
Upon request Schaeffler shall provide the user with the relevant contacts for further information.

10. Protection of Personal Data

Schaeffler shall in compiling, using and processing personal data of the user observe the applicable data protection regulations which may be viewed on the Schaeffler Website.

11. Collateral Agreements, Place of Jurisdiction, Applicable Law

11.1
Any collateral agreements to these Conditions of Use including any amendments of this clause shall be in the written form.

11.2
The place of jurisdiction is, insofar as the user is a merchant in terms of the Commercial Code (HGB), Nuernberg, Germany.

11.3
The individual pages of the Schaeffler Website are operated by and are the responsibility of Schaeffler GmbH and/or its subsidiaries. These pages comply with the requirements of the specific country in which the respective company has its seat. Schaeffler accepts no responsibility that information, software and/or documentation in the Schaeffler Website may be called up or loaded down in places outside of the respective country. If users from countries outside of the respective country use the Schaeffler Website, they are themselves responsible for compliance with the applicable regulations of the respective country. Access to information, software and/or documentation on the Schaeffler Website in countries in which access is unlawful is not allowed. In such case and in case the user would like to come into commercial contact with Schaeffler, the user should contact the Schaeffler representatives in the respective country.

11.4
German law shall apply to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Cookie-Policy

Notice on the use of cookies

When you visit one of the websites of Schaeffler AG and companies in which Schaeffler AG, directly or indirectly, holds a majority interest (Schaeffler Group), information will be stored on your terminal device in the form of a so-called “cookie”. Cookies are small text files which enable analysis of the use of the website, record settings and data in your browser, as well as allow customizing website to your interests and displaying interest-based advertising on other websites. We do not collect any personal data by means of cookies unless you have expressly given us your consent to do so.

1. Types of cookies

Depending on their function and purpose, cookies can be divided into two categories: technically necessary cookies and optional cookies. There may also be so-called first-party cookies, which are cookies that we place as the operator of the website, and so-called third-party cookies, which are placed by a domain other than ours. In principle, any cookie can be removed by deleting the browser cache, thereby immediately losing its validity.

Below you will find a list of all cookies that can be used on our websites as well as further information about their purpose, period of validity and type.

Technically necessary cookies

Technically necessary cookies are required so that you can navigate through our websites and operate the basic functions of our websites. Without these cookies, the use of the website may be limited. You can find a list of the technically necessary cookies here.

Optional Cookies

Optional cookies collect information about the use of our website, serve to optimise the website and allow the preparation of reports on probable interests and probable demographic characteristics of the visitors. They can also be used to offer targeted content that is relevant to the users and adapted to their interests. The latter information may be shared with third parties, such as advertisers. You can find a list of the optional cookies here.

In particular we inform you about the following services and cookies:

a) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies that allow analysing your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to the website activity and Internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “anonymizeIp;“ in order to guarantee an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link Disable Google Analytics An opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. Alternatively, you can also download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com.

More information about the Google Analytics Terms of Use and Privacy Policy is available at www.google.com or at policies.google.com.

b) Google advertising features
This website uses the Google advertising features. Google uses cookies for the use of the described advertising functions. With the help of cookies, user behaviour can be analysed when visiting the website and then used, for example, for usage- and interest-based advertising.

This website uses the Google Remarketing feature. It allows visitors to the website to be addressed with interest-based advertising when they visit other websites in the Google Display Network or use the Google Search and have previously visited certain parts of this website. The Remarketing Feature can place Google’s DoubleClick cookie.

When we conduct a communication/marketing campaign that targets online advertising, we use AdWords to display ads based on your likely interests and your use of this website with the help of Remarketing Feature. Depending on the goal of the advertising campaign, a so-called conversion cookie or cookie for Google advertisement preferences may be placed to track whether a user has seen and clicked on the ad.

Google Analytics advertising features, report to Google Display Network impressions as well as probable demographic characteristics and likely interests of the visitors to the website. Your probable demographics and likely interests are revealed by how you use our website and apps or by other companies who also use the Google Advertising Features to understand your likely interests. This information is stored in the cookie for Google advertisement preferences and in the Google DoubleClick cookie and may be transmitted to third parties, such as advertisers.

Google will not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser with other Google data. No personal data will be collected, transmitted or analysed.

The following link provides information about how to prevent the data collection by the Google advertising features: support.google.com.

You can find more information about the Google advertising features and the used cookies as well as the privacy policy of the Google advertising features at: www.google.com or at policies.google.com.

c) Hotjar
We use Hotjar to enhance the user experience and the performance of this website. Hotjar uses cookies for this purpose.

Hotjar is a service that analyses the behaviour of users on the website and their feedback. This is done by means of the anonymous recordings of user movements and clicks on the website. Additionally, it also collects and statistically evaluates information about user’s operating system and browser as well as incoming and outgoing links, geographic location, screen resolution and device category. The analytics tool allows us to observe the anonymised behaviour of website users while feedback tools help us to identify user activities, such as commenting or posting reviews. Hotjar does not disclose this information to third parties. More information about collection and processing of data by Hotjar is available here: www.hotjar.com.

You can disable the analysis of your behaviour by Hotjar on its website at: www.hotjar.com.

d) Econda
For the needs-oriented design and for the optimisation of this website, anonymous data are collected and stored using solutions and technologies of Econda GmbH, and usage profiles are created from these data using pseudonyms. For this purpose, cookies can be used to enable the recognition of an Internet browser. Usage profiles will not be merged with data on the holder of the pseudonym without the explicit consent of the visitor. In particular, IP addresses are made unrecognizable immediately after receipt, so that an assignment of usage profiles to IP addresses is not possible.

Visitors to this website can object to data collection and storage by Econda at any time for the future at: www.econda.de. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. More information about Econda’s privacy policy can be found here: www.econda.de.

2. Managing cookies

You can object to the use of cookies so that no cookies will be placed on your terminal device. This can be done, for example, by a corresponding setting in your Internet browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.

If you want to deactivate individual cookies or services on our website, you will find the necessary information about the respective services in section 1 of this Cookie Policy.

Below we have put together links that provide detailed information about disabling cookies in common browsers:

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Safari

We would also like to draw your attention to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiativewww.networkadvertising.org and the deactivation page of the Digital Advertising Alliance www.aboutads.info.

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