Privacy Policy


Privacy Statement

Index
1. Data security declaration
2. Personal data
3. Data accumulation and processing via Internet access
4. Accumulation, processing and use of personal data
5. Pertaining to the use of cookies
6. Use of Google Analytics
7. Social plug-ins from Facebook, Google+ and YouTube
8. Right of access to information
9. Authorized agent for data security

1. Data security declaration
The protection of your privacy while processing private data is an important concern of ours. We process private data that is accumulated when our website is visited in accordance with the law, in particular, the German federal law governing data protection.

2. Personal data
According to federal data protection law, personal data is information relating to the professional or private circumstances of a certain person or persons. This especially includes surname, name age, date of birth, marital status, address, telephone number, e-mail address, account and credit card numbers, vehicle chassis number, license plate number, personal identification number, social security number, criminal record, genetic data, medical records or value judgment, for example, credit ratings.

3. Data accumulation and processing via Internet access
IP-address of inquiring computer
Date and time of entry
Name and URL of the retrieved data
Amount of data transmitted
Notification whether the retrieval was successful
Identification specification of browser and operating system used
The website from which the entry takes place
The name of your Internet access provider
The above-listed data is processed for the following purposes:
To enable use of the website (connection establishment)
In the scope of system security and technical administration of network infrastructure
To optimize the Internet website
An evaluation of the visitors’ IP-address is only conducted in the case of an attack on the NOVUM GmbH network infrastructure.
NOVUM GmbH does not create any user profiles. According to paragraph 15, clause 3 of the German Act for Telemedia Services (TMG), the use of user profiles under an alias is provided for as long as the user does not object. As soon as we expand our Internet website to include the creation of user profiles, we will alert you of your right to objection.
Regarding the preceding cases mentioned, no personal data will be processed unless you, the user, expressly authorize further processing.

4. Accumulation, processing and use of personal data
You can visit our website without giving any personal information. We only collect personal data when, and only in the previously-mentioned scope, with you express authorization, respectively, for the use and dissemination which you have previously approved. Disclosure, as in the case of the forwarding of personal information to governmental institutions and or authorities, is only carried out within the bounds of federal compulsory legal guidelines. You may retract any previously given consent at any time (right of withdrawal).

5. Pertaining to the use of cookies
We use ‘cookies’ on various pages of our website in order to make a visit to our site more attractive, but also to enable use of certain functions. Here, we refer to small text files which are archived in your computer. Most of these cookies are then deleted from your hard drive after the browser-session has been ended (thus, the so-called ‘session-cookies’). Other cookies remain on your hard drive and enable us to recognize your computer in future visits to our site (so-called ‘permanent cookies’). Cookies are data records which are sent from the web server to the user’s web browser and are then saved there for future retrieval. Whether cookies are to be collected or not, is determined by the individual user. This is done by adjusting the browser settings accordingly. The user is informed in advance and storage of cookies only occurs when you, the user, expressly give approval. We only use cookies for obtaining information about our website and for governmental purposes. The data records contain no personal information. A compilation of any personal information provided by you, the user, is not carried out.

6. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files which are stored on your computer and which make an analysis of how you use the website possible. The information concerning your use of the website (including your IP-address), which is obtained by the cookie, is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information in turn to analyze the use of their website, to produce reports regarding website activities for website operators and to provide further website and Internet–related services. Likewise, Google will also forward this information on to third parties, provided that the law dictates this or if Google outsources the processing of said data to these third parties. Not in any case will Google link your IP-address to other data which is stored by Google. By adjusting your browser settings accordingly, you can hinder the installation of cookies; here we would like to point out, however, that in this case, you will not be able to use all applicable functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website alone, you have already acquiesced to the processing of your Google-collected personal data in the previously described manner and for aforementioned intended purpose.
We only use cookies for the purpose of obtaining information concerning the use of our website as well as for statistical purposes. These data records contain no personal information. A compilation of any personal information provided by you, the user, is not carried out.
An additional application in the tracking code enables us to store a shortened form of your IP-address. This means that the last octet of the IP-address is dropped, thus allowing our visitors to remain anonymous.

7. Social plug-ins from Facebook, Google+ and Youtube
We use social plug-ins from following providers:
Facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the supplement "Facebook Social Plug-in".
Google+, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Google+ logo.
YouTube.com, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the YouTube logo.
If you use one of these plug-in buttons, information will be directly transmitted to the provider of the social network. For example, if you click on the "Like" button or leave a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook, Google+ or YouTube and stored there. Even if you are not logged in or don't have a account at the named social networks, your browser sends information (e.g. which web pages you have called up, your IP address) which is then stored by Facebook, Google+ or YouTube. For details about handling of your personal data by the social networks and your related rights, please refer to the data privacy policy of these networks:
Google+: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/
Facebook: facebook.com/policy.php
Youtube: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
If you do not want Facebook, Google+ or YouTube to map data collected about you via our Web sites to your accounts, you must log out of Facebook, Google+ or YouTube before you visit our web pages. You also can block the Facebook, Google+ or YouTube plug-ins in your browser.

8. Right of access to information
According to federal data protection law, you, the user, have the right to information concerning your stored data free of charge, as well as, when applicable, the right to amendment, suspension or deletion of said data. This privacy statement is only valid for the contents of our server and does not, where applicable, encompass any linked websites found on our site.

9. Authorized agent for data security
This is the data security declaration of NOVUM GmbH, Nordostpark 51, 90411 Nuremberg, Germany.
For questions concerning collection, processing or use of your personal information or for questions concerning accessing of information, amendments, suspension or deletion of data, as well as repealing of previously given authorization, please contact our authorized agent for data security:

Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Costard / Kanzlei für IT-Recht und Datenschutz
Rechtsanwalt Thomas P. Costard
Bayreuther Straße 11
D-90409 Nuremberg
phone: +49 911 7903034
fax: +49 911 790035
e-mail: costard@it-rechtsberater.de


Google Analytics Addendum

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. An "Opt-out Cookie" shall then be applied to your website which shall prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).


reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.