Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal in-formation from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.

SDS International GmbH
Basler Landstr. 8
D-79111 Freiburg

mail@sds-international.com
+49761 888 573 10

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

Cookies

Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website.

To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Webalizer

Description of data processing
On our website we use the tool “Webalizer” for the purpose of analyzing user behavior. The analysis of user behavior is important because it allows the demand for content to be analyzed and the online offering to be optimized. The collected user data is not used to create user profiles.
The “Webalizer” tool only collects statistical data, such as the most frequently visited website content, the most frequently used browsers, the countries from which the most queries originate.In the variant we use, the “Webalizer” tool works by anonymizing IP addresses. The IP addresses are shortened by the last three digits before any use for the analysis of usage behavior, so that a personal reference can no longer be established and you as a user remain anonymous to us.The anonymized data records are stored on our web server and are evaluated in-house exclusively for statistical purposes. This data will not be passed on to third parties at any time. The “Webalizer” tool does not use cookies.

Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for data processing using “Webalizer” in the form described is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Purpose of data processing
Through the tool “Webalizer” we learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our online offering. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Duration of storage
The stored statistical information will be deleted by us after three years at the latest.

Possibility of objection and elimination
The user can object to the storage of this information by notifying the contact information at the end of our data protection declaration.

Server Data

For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected: – type and version of the browser you use – operating system – websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL) – websites that you visit – date and time of your visit – your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provi-ded, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.

Newsletter

Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this infor-mation matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.

Contacting Us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Information/Cancellation/Deletion

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have ques-tions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.

Sample Data Privacy Policy Statement provided by the Law Offices of Weiß & Partner