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Data protection

Privacy policy on our website
In our privacy policy, we explain to users of our website the collection, processing and use of personal data, as far as they are incurred in the use of our website. In dealing with this data, we act in strict compliance with the relevant statutory data protection regulations and the subsequent principles.


Data avoidance and data economy
We respect the principle of data avoidance and data economy. This means that we collect, process and use as little personal data as possible.


Personal data and consent
We will collect, process and use personal data insofar as this is necessary for the establishment, execution or termination of a contractual or contract-related client relationship. Otherwise, we will collect, process and use personal data only with prior consent. Personal data is only used for the purpose and scope stated in the consent.
 
Users of our website may withdraw their consent at any time with effect for the future. Upon receipt of the withdrawal of consent, we will erase the data.


Automatically generated data
Automatic processing of personal data may occur in the context of the use of our Internet pages. This particularly includes the name of the provider, IP addresses, the browser type and the operating system, as well as visited websites including any search words and the websites from which users visit us on the Internet. The processing takes place anonymously in all the above cases, i.e. an attribution of the data to the person (= personal data) is excluded.


Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service, Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
 
Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
 
For more information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please refer to Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
 
We have entered into a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.


Browser Plug-in
You may prevent 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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en


Social networks such as Facebook and Xing
There are links to external social networks like Facebook and Xing on our website. The functions attributed to the links, in particular the transfer of information and user data, are not activated by visiting our website, but by clicking on the links. After clicking on these links, the plug-ins of the corresponding networks are activated and your browser establishes a direct connection to their servers.
 
If you click on the links while visiting our website, your user data may be transferred to the relevant network and processed by the network. If you click on the links while visiting our website and at the same time you are logged into the network through your personal account, the information that you have visited our website can be forwarded to the network and stored there in connection with your account. In order to prevent an attribution to your account with the appropriate network, you must log out of your account before clicking on the link.
 
For the purpose and scope of the data collection through the social networks as well as the further processing and use of your data and your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective network. For data processing that starts with clicking on the link, only the respective social network is responsible.


YouTube Videos
Our website uses plug-ins from the Google-powered YouTube site. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites with a YouTube plug-in, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to attribute your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
 
For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy


SSL encryption to protect the transmission of sensitive content
This site uses SSL encryption for security purposes and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection because the address line of the browser changes from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock symbol is in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.


Right to Object and Right of Access
You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing at any time, as well as a right to correction, blocking or erasure of this data.

If you have any questions about this that could not be answered by this privacy policy, you can always contact us at the following e-mail address or via the contact details given in the legal notice: info@format-communications.com