Privacy Policy

We are pleased that you have visited our website and that you are therefore interested in our company, our products and services. Protecting and lawfully collecting, processing and using your personal data is very important to us. So that you can feel safe when you visit our websites, we strictly observe statutory data protection regulations and would like to use this space to tell you about how we collect and use your data.

Responsible party

The responsible party for the collection, processing and use of your personal data on the www.fact-finder.de and www.fact-finder.com web pages is Omikron Data Quality GmbH, Habermehlstr. 17, 75172, Pforzheim.

Do you have any questions or comments about the use of your data? Then just send us an e-mail to webmaster@omikron.net or call us at +49 7231 12597 0.



Collection, processing & use of personal data


Personal data

Personal data means any information about the factual or personal circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person (Section 3 (1) BDSG [Federal Data Protection Act]). This includes all data that you, for example, give us when you sign up to receive a newsletter or download our Success Stories (name, e-mail, company, position, etc.).


Collection, processing & use of your data

When you visit our website, we generally do not require any personal data from you. However, for technical reasons we save and collect your server log data which is transmitted automatically from your browser to us (technical information). This includes for example information such as your IP address, browser type/ version, operating system or referrer URL (URL of the previous website visited). This technical information cannot be and is not assigned to any natural person. It is evaluated for statistical purposes only in order to further develop and optimise our web presence according to visitors’ behaviour.


Use of your data for advertising purposes

We save, process and use personal data that you transmit to us via forms voluntarily and knowingly (e.g. newsletter registration, contact form, PDF downloads or when writing comments, etc.) for individual communication and for our marketing purposes only. This is in particular information about marketing campaigns or news about products and services that may be of interest to you.

You can object to the use of your personal data at any time, either completely or for individual initiatives. All you need to do is send a short written message to the contact details (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) given in Point 1.


Newsletter

If you have signed up to receive our newsletter with your e-mail address, this is used for our own marketing initiatives and for sending the newsletter. You can sign up to receive our newsletter at any time using the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a short written message to the above contact details (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter). You can also object to the use of your e-mail address for marketing purposes using this method.


Your user experience on www.fact-finder.de and www.fact-finder.com

Information we receive from you helps us to constantly improve your user experience and usability on our websites and make them more customer-friendly. We use the information transmitted by you and automatically generated to produce advertising that is tailored to you and your interests. For this we use existing data, such as for example conformations of receipt and read receipts of emails, information about computer and existing internet connection, operating system and platform, date and time of the visit to our websites. We only use this information in a pseudonymised or anonymised form. By analysing and evaluating this information we want to improve our web presence. Our aim is to be able to provide you with more useful and more interesting content.

You can object to the use of your personal data at any time, either completely or for individual initiatives. All you need to do is send a short written message to the above contact details (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter).



Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our web pages. These are small text files that are backed up locally in the cache of your internet browser. Cookies help us to recognise how often our web pages are accessed, or how our web pages are navigated. This makes it possible to adjust our web presence according to your requirements and therefore make them more user-friendly. However, we cannot store any personal data with the cookies used by us or assign any stored information to a specific person.


Retargeting using Cookies

We also use retargeting technology on our web pages, which enables us to appeal to people who are already interested in our websites, our products and services with online advertising in a targeted way. Pop-up ads are displayed based on cookie technology and an analysis of previous user behaviour. This form of advertising is only done anonymously and of course in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.



Web analysis

To be able to constantly optimise our web presence, we use so-called web-tracking tools. For this we use the service of Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website (see also Point 3). The information produced by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports concerning the website activities for the website operators, and to render additional services linked with the use of the website and the Internet. Google transfers this information to third parties as applicable, insofar as this is required by law or third parties are to process this data for Google. Google will not associate your IP address with other Google data. You can permanently deactivate Google's use of cookies by clicking the following link and downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de.

AAlternatively, you can use the deactivation add-on for Google Analytics Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics if it is available for your browser. More information about terms of use and data protection can be found at www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html. We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "gat._anonymizeIp();". This causes all IP addresses to be stored in abbreviated form which thus rules out direct personal reference in connection with the stored data.


Individual approach to third-party sites

On our websites we use the remarketing or “similar audiences" function of Google Inc. ("Google"). We can use this to specifically approach the visitors of our websites with personalised and interest-related advertisements in the Google Display network. Pop-up ads are displayed based on cookie technology and an analysis of previous user behaviour (see Point 3.). If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display network, pop-ups are displayed to you that are likely to take into account previously accessed product and information fields. No personal data is saved here.

You can deactivate the use of cookies by third-party suppliers by accessing the deactivating site of the network advertising initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and following the instructions for opting out. Further information about Google Remarketing and its data privacy policy can be found at www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/. We draw your attention to the fact that with this adjustment you might not be able to use all the functions of our websites.



Use of social plugins and social bookmarks

www.fact-finder.de and www.fact-finder.com have integrated so-called social plugins and social bookmarks of different social networks on their web pages. With this plugin you can for example share or recommend content.

Our social plugins on our web pages are deactivated by default and therefore are not sending any data. Only once you have activated the social plugin button (e.g. the "+1" button) will you be asked to sign in to the respective social network – unless you are already logged in to this social network while visiting our web pages simultaneously. In this case it is not necessary to sign in again. The social plugins can of course be deactivated again with a click. If the social plugins are activated, your browser sets up a direct connection with the servers of the respective social network each time one of our websites is accessed where this kind of social plugin is integrated. The content of the social plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by the respective social network and finally integrated into the website.

What does this mean?

The social network receives information about which page of our website you have accessed via the activated social plugin and assigns this visit to your account. When using the social plugin for example by activating the "+1" button", this information is transmitted from your browser directly to the social network and stored there..

If you do not want data about you to be collected by social networks via our websites, you should log out of these social networks before visiting our websites. You can also deactivate the use of "cookies by third-party suppliers" (see Point 4.). We draw your attention to the fact that with this adjustment you might not be able to use all the functions of our websites.


Social Bookmarks

The social bookmarks integrated on our websites function in a similar way to the social plugins (see Point 5 for an explanation). With social bookmarks you can likewise share and recommend content. Social bookmarks are "internet bookmarks" that can be indexed, commented on and requested independent of location by different users all over the world. By clicking on a social bookmark button, you open up a new window to the social bookmark website. By doing this you have left our website. If you are already logged in to the respective social bookmark, personal data such as your IP address, referrer, timestamp and browser software is transmitted to the respective operator of the social bookmark when you click on the social bookmark button. We would like to point out that we have no influence on how the respective social plugin service uses your personal data after it has been transferred.

We use the following social plugins and social bookmarks on our websites:
For www.fact-finder.de: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, AddThis, Google Bookmarks, Delicious, Digg
For www.fact-finder.com: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, AddThis, Google Bookmarks, Delicious, Digg


Facebook

We use the social plugin of the social network facebook.com ("Facebook") on our websites. Facebook is a company of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The link to Facebook's data privacy statement and data privacy policies can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy


Twitter

We use the social plugin of the social network Twitter ("Twitter") on our websites. Twitter is a company of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The link to Twitter's data privacy statement and data protection regulations can be found here: https://twitter.com/privacy


Google+

We use the social plugin of the social network Google+ ("Google+") on our websites. Google+ is a company of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA. The link to Google's data privacy statement and data protection regulations can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy


LinkedIn

We use the social plugin of the social network LinkedIn ("LinkedIn") on our websites. LinkedIn is a company of LinkedIn Ireland, 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. The link to the data privacy statement and data protection regulations can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv


AddThis

We use the bookmark service addthis.com ("Addthis") on our websites. AddThis is a service of Clearspring Technologies Inc., 8000, Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA. The link to the data privacy statement and data protection regulations can be found here: http://www.addthis.com/privacy?utm_source=mf&utm_medium=link&utm_content=AT_privacy_MF15PC&utm_campaign=AT_privacy


Google Bookmarks

We use the bookmark service Google Bookmarks ("Google Bookmarks") on our websites. Google Bookmarks is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA. The link to Google's data privacy statement and data protection regulations can be found here: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/


Delicious

We use the bookmark service Delicious ("Delicious") on our websites. Delicious is a service of Science Media Inc., 1447 2nd Street Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA. The link to the data privacy statement and data protection regulations can be found here: https://delicious.com/privacy


Digg

We use the bookmark service Digg.com ("Digg") on our websites. Digg is a service of News.me, Inc., 416 West 13th Street, Suite 203, New York, NY 100014. The link to the data privacy statement and data protection regulations can be found here:http://digg.com/privacy



Right to information

You naturally have the right, at any time, to request information regarding your stored data and the right to correct, block, or delete your data. All you need to do is provide identification documentation to verify who you are and a short written message to the contact details given in Point 1 (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter).



Security

We take the security of your data very seriously and this is a matter of course. Therefore, we have taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continually updated in accordance with technological developments.



Links to other websites

Our websites also contain links to websites of other companies. We are not responsible for the content of these websites and their compliance with data protection regulations. Please read the relevant data privacy statements and data protection regulations on the respective web pages.

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