Data Security Statement

General

PolyVection takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Because the protection of your privacy and the protection of our business customers are both of special importance to us, we will handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Your data will neither be published nor passed on to third parties, they only serve to enable us to inform you about our activities in your field of interest. This document illustrates the different kinds of information that we receive from you, how we handle it and how you can change and update this information.

 

Personal data

Our online services can be used without disclosing the identity or personal data in general. Personal data are only collected if you provide this information voluntarily, for example on an order or contact request.

Every access to our website is logged and the storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. These information will be recorded: the requested page, date / time, browser-type, referrer-url and IP address. There is no personal analysis done on these data.

 

Transfer of personal data

Personal data is only used for the processing of requests, orders, shipments, credit ratings and the settlement of payments. If data is transmitted to service providers due to order progressing, then these service providers have to comply to the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other statutory provisions.

 

Data Collection

Every web server automatically registers accesses to websites. When visiting our website, our web server temporarily records the domain name or IP address of the enquiring computer, as well as the access date, the file name and the URL which you have accessed, the HTTP answer code and the website from which you are visiting us, as well as any bytes transferred during the connection, for the purpose of system security. Conclusions about your person or individual behavior are not possible. Personal data which go beyond this scope are not collected, unless such disclosures are expressly provided by you within the framework of an online-order or registration. We handle your data in a responsible manner and in compliance with legal regulations.

 

Use of Data

We store computer-related data to record trends and to compile statistics. These stored data also serve the purpose of identifying and tracking unauthorized attempts to access to our web server. We only compile anonymous profile information about the use of our web pages, and we do so only to improve the user-friendliness and to optimize our product mix to match user interests. No personal surfer-profile data or the like are collected or processed. We gather, store and process your transmitted personal data only to the extent that it is necessary for the processing of enquiries or orders. In order to facilitate this task, an exchange of your data sometimes takes place with third parties involved in processing orders. Beyond this, we do not forward your personal data to third parties unless we are absolutely required to do so to comply with legal regulations or if you expressly stipulate this yourself. We are pleased to inform you about the goods and services we offer, and we may find it useful to survey your opinion. Provided you don’t object, we may therefore set up user profiles under pseudonyms in order to conduct market research, advertisement or to conform the services we offer to our clients needs. Personal data that you transmit to us (e.g.: your name and address or e-mail address) will be used by us for corresponding with you, or only for the purpose for which you provided the data. Here too, we would like to use your address data to occasionally inform you about our goods and services and about changes and innovations.

 

Cookies

In order to design the website to better meet your needs and to gather certain data, we use a variety of technology, including so-called “cookies”. Cookies serve to simplify the use of the internet as well as communication.
Cookies are small text files (max. size 4 KB), which our website sends to your browser and which are then indexed in your computer to be stored there as an anonymous answer-back code. The purpose of these cookies is, among other things, to improve the control of the connection during your visit to our web pages and provide more effective support when you return to our website. Without this temporary “intermediate storage”, some data entries which have already been made would have to be repeated for some applications. Cookies only contain the data that a server gives out and/or that the user gives upon request (e.g. structure: details pertaining to domain, path, expiration date, cookie name and value). They therefore only consist of technical information, no personal data. A cookie cannot spy out a hard disk.
If you wish, you can restrict the storage of all cookies through your web browser or decide yourself via bulletin, whether you want to allow a storage or not. The rejection of cookies can, however, result in some pages not being correctly displayed.

 

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 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) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.
On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider.
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.
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/.
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

 

Comments / Contributions

The comments and contributions on our website are accessible to everyone. Therefore, these should be carefully reviewed before publication. The comments and contributions may be listed in search engines and so are globally accessible without visiting this website.

 

Right of Withdrawal

If you have provided us with personal data, you can always change and delete them in the user profile. In order to delete your account, please contact us via E-Mail or letter (see contact page). Comments or contributions you have made until that time can be preserved under certain circumstances.

 

Children

Persons under 18 should not provide personal data to us without the consent of parents or legal guardians. We do not ask for personal data from children; do not collect such data and do not pass it on to third parties.

 

Your Rights / Contact Data

Of course, we would be glad to inform you about how the personal data you have provided us with is used. You have a right to information about stored personal data about yourself, as well as a right to correct incorrect data and to restrict and delete. You can dissent to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time. We expressly state that our employees are obligated to comply with the German Data Protection Act with regard to data confidentiality.

 

Consent

With the use of our internet pages, you consent to the storage and use of your data as described above. Through the entry of your personal data, you express your consent to the processing and use of the data as described.

 

Further Questions

For questions, comments on data protection or the use of personal data please write to us via E-Mail or letter (see “contact us” page).