At Creoptix AG we highly value your privacy and adhere to the applicable privacy laws when collecting and processing your data. This Privacy Notice outlines the principles of data collection and processing for the Creoptix website available at creoptix.com (hereinafter the "Website").
1. Controller name and contact information
This Privacy Notice applies to the processing of your personal data by Creoptix AG (“Creoptix”/“us”/“we”). For questions or requests related to data processing by us, you may revert by mail to the address in our imprint or write us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Data processing activities and data processing purposes when you visit and use the Website
a. Data automatically collected
When you visit the Website, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server(s) on which the Website runs. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:
- IP address of the requesting computer,
- date and time of access,
- name and URL of the retrieved file,
- website from which access is made (referrer URL),
- the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.
The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:
- ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
- ensuring comfortable use of the Website,
- evaluation of system security and stability, as well as
- for other administrative purposes.
Our legal basis for processing the above listed data is our legitimate interest of pursuing the purposes listed above for data collection.
b. Data you provide to us
If you provide information that contains personal data, such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number. We use your personal data only for the purpose of providing you the service or information requested by you. We will store this data on our serves for as long as necessary to provide the services or information requests, unless a longer retention period is based on our legitimate interests or prescribed by law.
c. How we use personal data
We use store and process personal information for the following general purposes:
- to enable you to access and use the Website,
- to operate, protect, improve and optimize the Website and our business for example by performing analytics, conducting research, personalizing or otherwise customizing user experience, and to provide customer service and support,
- to help maintain a trusted environment on the Website, such as detection and prevention of actual and potential fraud and other harmful activity, conducting investigations and risk assessments, verifying any identifications provided by you, and conducting checks against databases and information sources for fraud detection and prevention, risk assessment and harm prevention purposes,
- to send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you,
- to send you marketing, advertising, and promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you, including information about us, our services, or general promotions for partner campaigns and services. You can unsubscribe or opt-out from receiving these communications in your settings,
- to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users and to enforce our agreements with third parties.
We do not rent, sell or otherwise share your personal data with third parties, except with your consent.
Further we may use third party service providers to help us deliver our service and run or analyze the Website (e.g. third party data analytics services to analyze, among other things, server load).
We also aggregate data into anonymized system usage statistics.
The basis for data processing by cookies for the aforementioned purposes is our legitimate interests.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of the Website.
We use tracking tools to ensure the design and continuous optimization of the Website. We use the tracking measures to record the use of the Website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer. We use the tracking measures listed below based on our legitimate interests.
The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the information on the corresponding tracking tools below.
For the purpose of the continuous optimization of our pages and its design, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Ltd. and Google Inc. (About Google) ("Google"). In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website such as
- browser type/version,
- operating system used,
- referrer URL (the previously visited page),
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address), and
- time of the server request
are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of X. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (click here for more info).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit the Website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for the Website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.
Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (click here for more info).
5. Sharing of data
Your personal data will not be shared with third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- you have given your express consent,
- the disclosure is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
- in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer; or
- this is legally permissible and necessary for the execution of contractual relationships with you.
We reserve the right to transfer, store, use and process your data, including any personal information, to countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) including the United States and possibly other countries. By using the Website, you consent to us transferring your data to these countries. You should note that laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and so laws and regulations relating to privacy and data disclosure, applicable to the places where your information is transferred to or stored, used or processed in, may be different from the laws and regulations applicable to your place of residency. We take the legally required safeguards and contractual measures to ensure that any parties we transfer personal data to do so in keeping with the level of data protection and security prescribed by the applicable data protection regulation.
6. Your rights
You have the right to:
- request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their details,
- request the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us,
- demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is justified by our legitimate interests, necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
- demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data,
- revoke your consent to us at any time (if our data processing is based on your consent). As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future,
- complain to a supervisory authority.
7. Data retention
We may retain information regarding you and your use of the Website, including personally identifying information, for as long as needed to provide you with our services and the uses described in this privacy notice. We may in any event retain and use such data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, maintain accurate accounting, financial and other operational records, resolve disputes, and enforce our rights connected to your use of the Website.
8. Data security
We take commercially reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Accordingly, we store all the personal information you provide on secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
You also acknowledge that no technical and organizational measures can fully eliminate security risks connected with the transmission of information over the internet. We therefore cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Whether a single page of the Website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
9. Validity of this privacy notice
This is our currently valid Privacy Notice as of November 2019.
Due to the further development of the Website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this Privacy Notice. We therefore reserve the right to update and modify this Privacy Notice from time to time.
©Creoptix AG (2019) - Privacy Notice – Version 1.0
1. The Information published on the Website
We strive to ensure that the information on this Website is correct and up to date at all times. We reserve the right to make changes and updates to the services and offers described on the Website at any time without prior notice.
The Website may contain links to information provided by third parties, which are not subject to our control or responsibility. We do not assume any responsibility or guarantee for this information and does not endorse or support its content.
2. Exclusion of Liability
Creoptix excludes any liability for inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information contained on this Website. Creoptix assumes no liability for the faulty functionality of the Website. Liability claims against Creoptix which refer to direct or indirect damages of a material or immaterial nature caused by the access to this Website, its contents or other websites linked to it and their contents, by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect and incomplete information are expressly excluded.
Creoptix complies with the SSL security standard for data transmission. However, data transmission via the Internet is not completely secure. The information published on the Website may therefore be subject to interference and interruptions, and may be subject to security and confidentiality abuses. For this reason, Creoptix disclaims all liability for the receipt or non-receipt or processing or non-editing of any communication transmitted by you from and to Creoptix via this Website or an electronic address of Creoptix.
3. Data Protection
4. Intellectual Property
The contents of the Website (texts, logos, images, etc.) are protected by intellectual property rights (copyright, trademark rights, etc.). No rights of use are transferred to you with respect to these contents and the complete or partial reproduction of the contents, downloading, copying, printing, transmission in conventional or electronic way, alteration of contents and the design, creation of an electronic connection or the use of contents for public or commercial purposes require the prior written consent of Creoptix.