Data Privacy Statement

Scope of Application

This data protection statement applies to this website and its domains and aims to inform users on the nature, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible Provider [Fibotec Fiberoptics GmbH, Managing Director Ronny Wozniza, Herpfer Str. 40, 98617 Meiningen, Tel.: +49 3693 8813-200, eMail: [email protected]]. The legal notices of the data statement are derived from the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access Data/ Server-Logfiles

The provider (or its Webspace-provider) records data on each visit to the website (so-called Serverlogfiles). This access data includes : Name of the retrieved Web page, file, date and time of the visit, the amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the page visited previously), IP-address and the requesting Provider. The provider uses the saved information exclusively for compilation of reports on the use of the website, as well as, to analyze and continually improve the offering of our website. The provider reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively should there be legitimate suspicion due to concrete evidence of illegal use.

Regulation deadlines for deletion of the Data

The legislators in Germany have various regulations relating to the retention periods and time frames for dispensing of data. The data is stored in accordance with these regulations. Data will be regularly purged after the expiration deadline of the statutory time limits, not to exceed 10 years, as long as it is no longer needed for the validity of the contract. Any data that is not subject to such obligations will be deleted as soon as it has fulfilled its purpose and is no longer needed for storage.

Collection and processing of personal Data

Personal data consists of information that can be used to track a person and which indentifies a person. This information consists of the name, email address or phone number, but can also include information regarding preferences, hobbies, memberships or other Web sites previously visited by the person. Under certain circumstances it may be necessary for the provider to make use of such personal information or to transfer it to third parties. This will be carried out in compliance with the required data security or otherwise by obtaining authorisation of the user.

Establishing contacts

Information used to establish contact with the provider (for example via the contact form or e-mail) will be maintained to handle the request of the user and might be saved in the event some outstanding questions exist.

Integration of Third-Party Services

It is possible that content from third parties, such as YouTube videos, maps of Google-Maps, RSS-feeds or graphics from other web pages is integrated on our web site. A direct link between the user’s browser and the third-party server will be established and the provider of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third party suppliers") will detect the IP address of the user. This is necessary, because without the IP-address, there would be no connection between the browser and the respective user. The IP address is required for the presentation of that content. Please note, that while we try to work only with companies that share our respect for your privacy, we do not take responsibility for the content or privacy polices of their sites, applications, or services. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of all third-party sites, applications and services you access. We also cannot control how others may use information you may make public on our sites.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that are temporarily stored on your computer system. The information stored in cookies is used for example to facilitate navigation, and in some cases it can make websites more user friendly by providing you with the advantage of not having to re-enter your personal data when filling in different forms of our web offer. By means of cookies, the stateless Hypertext Transfer Protocol is extended by the ability to store information between accesses and allows such information to be used to enhance the provider’s offerings and collect statistical data. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can disable the storing of cookies, or set your browser to inform you as soon as cookies will be sent and disable the cookies option. Please note that by disabling cookies you might not be able to fully utilize all functions of this website. You can learn more about cookies on the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices or under the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow the analysis of your use of the website. We also use Google Analytics in order to create re-targeting lists and adapt advertisements to user interests. In general, the information about your use of this website, which is created by the cookie, is transferred to a Google server in the US where it is stored. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is shortened before transfer by Google while still in the member states of the European Union or in other states that have signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened thereafter. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of this website, as well as, to prepare reports on website activities and render further services for the website operator in connection with the website usage and Internet usage. The IP address, which has been transferred by Google Analytics via your browser, is not merged with other data by Google. You have the option to prevent the storage of the cookies by selecting the respective setting in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that - in this case - you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you are able to prevent the capturing and processing of the data including your IP address, which relate to your use of the website and which the cookie has created, by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in from the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Please click on this link to prevent future collection of data information by Google Analytics on this web site. It will store an Opt-Out Cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

PHP Web Stat

Our website uses the PHP Web Stat, a web analytics software, which offers you a highly configurable web tracker and detailed real-time web stat script. It allows to analyze and monitor all visitors of the website. The PHP Web Stat uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Usage of Facebook Plugins

Our website also uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook, Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”)). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin.” For a full list of all social Plugins please see the following link https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge: The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like,” or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the "Facebook Blocker."

Xing

This Website uses the "Share" button of XING. Once you call-up this Website, a connection is created to the Servers of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany via your browser. This will generate the “share functions (e.g. the display of counter values). As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored by calling-up this Website. In particular, no IP addresses are stored at XING and therefore, your user behaviour not assessed. You can find current information on data privacy regarding the "Share" buttons and additional related information under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Rights of Access and Rights of Correction/ Updates of Stored Personal Data

Users have the right to obtain information cost-free and on demand about personal data stored about them. Additionally, according to legal regulations, users also have the right to have this personal data corrected, disabled and deleted.