Data Privacy

At this point we would like to give you an idea of how we understand data protection and to make transparent what happens to all the accumulated data. Furthermore you will be informed about your statutory rights with reference to the processing of these data.

The guiding principle for the adesso AG is that the protection of your privacy is given the highest priority. This is why for us the compliance with the statutory provisions for data protection is a matter of course. Moreover, it is important for us that you know at any time when we store which data and how we use them.

adesso AG guarantees that information provided by you will be dealt with confidentially according to the provisions laid down in the German data protection law.

Data collection

By calling websites adesso receives user data which are stored for backup purposes and which might allow identification (e.g. of the IP-address, date, time and website viewed). The stored data are exclusively stored for statistical purposes. This data is not passed on to a third party, neither for commercial nor for non-commercial purposes.

Personal data

As long as the internet offer provides the possibility of keying in personal or business data (e-mail address, name, address), the disclosure of this data is on a explicitly voluntary basis on the part of the user. The use of this data is limited to the mentioned purposes (contact-, feedback forms, newsletter, etc.) only.

Public directory of procedures/access right

The public Directory of Procedures presented on our website gives you a general overview (according to § 4e Federal Data Protection Act) of which groups and for which purpose our company collects, processes or uses data and to whom such data is passed on.

On application we can even inform you in writing, whether and which personal data about you have been stored.

Links

adesso websites contain links to other websites. adesso is not to be held responsible for the data protection policies or for the content of those other websites.

Use of social media plug-ins
Much of our content can be shared quickly and easily on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. As a rule, the result of these social media plug-ins is that each visitor is immediately recorded by the respective platform through his or her IP address. The user’s subsequent online activities are then logged.

adesso uses the Shariff method to prevent this. Our social buttons only establish direct contact between you and social media providers once you click on the Share button. If you are already logged in to a social network, this process occurs without the appearance of another window for Facebook and Google+. Twitter provides users with the opportunity to edit the text of the tweet.

Shariff is already used by many websites to protect their users. The motivation was an initiative by Heise.de: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/c-t-entwickelt-datenschutzfreundliche-Social-Media-Buttons-weiter-2466687.html.

Use of plugins from Facebook (“like” button)
Our blog incorporates plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognise plugins from Facebook by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our web pages. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This connection informs Facebook that your IP address has visited our pages. When you click on the Facebook “like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link our pages’ content on your Facebook profile. This means Facebook can see from your account that you have visited our pages. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of our web pages, are not made aware of the content of the data transferred or of its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this matter in Facebook’s data protection policy here: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to see from your account that you have visited our pages, please log out of your Facebook account.

Use of Google +1
Collection and forwarding of information:
The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide; it gives you and other users personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information you provide for +1 content and information on the page you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your +1s can be shown with your profile name and your photo in Google services such as search results or your Google profile or in other places on websites and in internet advertisements.

Google collects and records information on your +1 activities in order to improve its service for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a public Google profile which can be seen worldwide and must contain at least the name you have chosen for your profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name which you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or are in possession of other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected:
As well as for the purposes explained above, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with Google’s data protection policy. Google may publish summarised statistics on users’ +1 activities or forward them to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or partner websites.

Use of Twitter
Our pages incorporate functions from the Twitter service, provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When you use Twitter, specifically the retweet function, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account, meaning this information will be available to other users. This process also entails data transfer to Twitter.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of our web pages, are not made aware of the content of the data transferred or of its use by Twitter. You can find further information on this matter in Twitter’s data protection and privacy information here: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection settings in Twitter in your account settings here: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Source: disclaimer from eRecht24 for Facebook, Google +1, Twitter.

Google

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 . 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 may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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 prevent data capturing of information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Find more information at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or at https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html(Google Analytics overview and general information about data privacy).

By this, we explicitly point out that our website had been extended with the code “gat._anonymizeIp();“ in order to guarantee an anonymized capturing of IP addresses (the so called IP Masking).

Contact

In case of questions or comments concerning data protection at adesso, please write to :
adesso AG
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Stockholmer Allee 20
44269 Dortmund

Contact

Your contact person
Julius Hüttmann
Data Security Engineer
+49 231 7000-2280