Data protection

Scope of application

This data protection declaration provides clear information for users concerning the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the provider responsible:

German-Oekotec GmbH & Co. KG
Geschäftsführer: Guido Blum
Osnabrücker Straße 133
49324 Melle
Germany
Telephone: +49 5422 910117

on this website (hereinafter referred to as "Offer").

Access data / server log files

The provider (or his webspace provider) collects data every time the offer is accessed (so-called server logfiles). The access data include:

Name of the website accessed, file, date and time when it was accessed, data volume transmitted, registration of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (previous site visited), IP address and provider requesting information.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for purposes of the operation, security and optimisation of the offer. The provider, however, reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively if specific indications exist involving justified grounds for suspicion of illegal use.

Processing of personal data

Personal data means information which identifies or is used to identify a person, i.e. details which can be traced back to a person. Such information includes the name, email address or telephone number. Data concerning preferences, hobbies, memberships in associations or websites which have been visited by the person in question is also classified as personal data.

Personal data are only collected, used and transmitted by the provider if this is legally permissible or the user consents to the data collection.

Making contact

When the user contacts the provider (e.g. by contact form of email) the information supplied by the user is stored for purposes of processing the enquiry as well as for purposes of responding to follow-up questions.

 

Cookies

When users access the offer, one or more cookies will be stored on the user's computer. A cookie is a small text file which contains a certain sequence of characters and specifically identifies your browser. Cookies help the provider to improve the convenience and quality of his service, e.g. by storing user configurations. Cookies do not cause any damage to the user's computer and do not contain viruses.

It is also possible to make use of our offer without cookies. Users have the option of adjusting their browser to deactivate the storage of cookies, to restrict the function to certain websites only, or to receive a message before a cookie is stored. Cookies can be deleted from your hard disk at any time by using the data protection functions of your browser. Doing this may, however, restrict the functions and user-friendliness of the offer.

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", small text files which are stored on users' computers and make it possible to analyse the website usage. The information generated by the cookie concerning the users' usage of this website is normally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there.

In the case of activating the IP anonymisation on this website, the users' IP address, however, will be abbreviated beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transferred by Google to the US and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. The IP anonymity is activated on this website. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of this website by the users in order to compile reports about the website activities and to supply additional services for the website operator in connection with the use of the website and internet.

The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on the browser.  It is, however, pointed out to users that in this case it may not be possible to use all functions of this website to a full extent. Users can, furthermore, prevent the transmission of data (incl. IP address) generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the website to Google as well as processing of the relevant data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Revocation, Amendments, Corrections and Updates

The user has the right to obtain free information about all stored personal information In addition the user has the right to have incorrect data corrected, to block and delete his personal data, providing this does not contravene any statutory obligation to retain the data.

Data protection - by Lawyer Thomas Schwenke - I LAW it

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Additional information concerning Google Analytics:

"In view of the debate concerning the use of Google Analytics with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()" extension and therefore IP addresses are processed further in an abbreviated form in order to exclude a direct reference to persons."