Data privacy

Scope of application

This Data Privacy Statement explains to users the manner, scope and purpose of collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider (Swyx Solutions AG, Emil-Figge-Straße 86, 44227 Dortmund/Germany, office@swyx.com, +49 231 47770) via this website (hereinafter "Site").

The legal foundations for data privacy are laid out in the German Data Privacy Act (BDSG, Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the German Telecommunications Act (TMG, Telemediengesetz).

Access data / service log files

The provider (and/or the provider's webspace provider) collects data regarding each instance of access to the Site (known as server log files). Access data include: Name of the webpage accessed, file, date and time of the access, data volume transmitted, report of successful access, browser type including version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the preceding page visited), IP address and the querying provider.

The provider uses protocol data exclusively for statistical analyses for the purposes of operating, securing and optimising the Site. However, the provider does reserve the right to verify protocol data afterwards when there is justified suspicion of illegal use based on specific clues.

Handling of private data

Private data consist of information that can be used to determine the identity of a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes name, e-mail address and telephone number. However, private data also include information regarding preferences, hobbies, memberships and which webpages someone has viewed.

Personal data are only collected, used or forwarded by the provider to the extent legally permissible and the user has consented to data collection.

Contact

When contacting the provider (such as via contact form or e-mail), the user's information is saved for the purposes of processing the query and for the event that there are follow-up questions.

Newsletter

We use the newsletter to inform you about us, our services, and our products.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, then we'll require from you a valid e-mail address as well as information permitting us to verify that you own the e-mail address indicated and/or that the corresponding owner consents to receiving the newsletter. No further data are collected. These data are only used for sending out the newsletter and are not forwarded to third parties.

When registering for the newsletter, we save your IP address as well as the date of registration. This information is exclusively stored for the purposes of evidence in the event a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers to receive the newsletter without the address owner's knowledge.

Consent to saving your data and e-mail address, as well as consent to their utilisation for sending the newsletter, can be revoked at any time. Revocation can be performed via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile settings or via notification to the contact information specified above.

Integration of third-party services and content

It can occur that this online Site integrates third-party content, such as YouTube video, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds and images from other webpages. This is always subject to the providers of such content (hereinafter "Third-Party Providers") receiving a user's IP address. For without the IP address, they wouldn't be able to send the content to the respective user's browser. That means the IP address is required for showing content of this kind. We endeavour to only use content when the respective provider utilises the IP address exclusively for delivering content. However, we have no influence over whether the Third-Party Providers save an IP address for ends such as statistical purposes. We will inform users accordingly should we become aware of a situation of this kind.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store information pertaining to the devices users are using for access (PC, smartphone, etc.). On the one hand, they improve webpage user friendliness, and therefore serve as a benefit to users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they make it possible to collect statistical data on webpage usage and to analyse the corresponding data in the interest of improving the Site. Users can influence whether cookies are implemented. Most browsers have an option that can be used to restrict or completely hinder the saving of cookies. However, please note that restricting cookies can limit functionality, and especially user friendliness.

You can manage the online advertising cookies of companies via the US-American page www.aboutads.info/choices/ and the EU page www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on users' computers to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie regarding how users utilise the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics employs various techniques, including 'cookies', which are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of how users utilise this website. The information Google Analytics obtains regarding the use of this website is transmitted to Google servers, which may be operated in states outside the Member States of the European Union and may also be outside the Contracting Member States of the European Economic Community. Activation of IP anonymisation within the Google analytics tracking code on this Internet page will mean Google anonymises your IP address prior to transmission. This website uses a Google analytics tracking code enhanced with the operator gat._anonymizeIp(); in order to facilitate exclusively anonymised collection of IP address (known as IP masking). On behalf of this website's operator, Google will use the information for the purpose of evaluating your visit to this Internet page, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website provider. The IP address transmitted by the user's browser for Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can hinder Google cookies from being saved via a corresponding setting in the browser software. However, users should note this may mean that not all website functions can be used in full. Furthermore, users can prevent Google's collection and use of the data  generated by cookies (including your IP address) associated with their use of the site as well as Google's processing of that data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Alternatively to the browser add-on, and in browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to stop future data collection via Google Analytics on this website. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. This click will have to be used again if you delete your cookies.

Use of Facebook social plugins

This Site uses social plugins ("Plugins") from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). These Plugins can be recognised by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a black tile, or a "thumbs up" symbol) or marked with "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be reviewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user accesses a webpage on this Site featuring a plugin of this kind, the browser will establish a direct connection with Facebook's servers. Facebook transmits the plug-in content directly to your browser, also implementing it into the webpage. Thus, the Provider has no influence over the scope of the data that Facebook collects using this plugin, and therefore notifies users of the following according to user's current knowledge:

The plugin's integration notifies Facebook when a user has accessed the corresponding page on the Site. If the user is logged in on Facebook, then Facebook can associate the visit with the user's Facebook account. When users interact with plug-ins, for example by clicking the "like" button or leaving a comment, their browser transfers the corresponding information directly to Facebook, where it is then stored. If a user is not a Facebook member, then there is still a possibility that Facebook will discover the user's IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only anonymised IP addresses are saved in Germany.

For information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, Facebook's further processing and use of the data, and your associated rights and configuration options for protecting user privacy, please refer to Facebook's data privacy notifications: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member yet does not want Facebook to collect data about the user via this Site and link the data with the user's member data stored with Facebook, then the user will have to log out of Facebook prior to visiting this Internet site.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

Upon request, users have the right to obtain information free of charge regarding the personal data saved about the user. Moreover, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, and to block or delete the user's personal data provided doing so does not conflict with statutory storage obligations.

Web-Analytics (Wiredminds)

We use products of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this Web site. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to WiredMinds or WiredMinds gathers this data directly. WiredMinds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.


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