Private policy statement

Private policy statement
We are pleased that you are visiting our website and we appreciate your interest! Protecting your privacy when using our website is important to us, so please take note of the following information about the handling of your data:

1) Fundamentals of correct handling of personal data

You can visit our website without providing personal information. Every time our website is accessed, usage data is transmitted by the Internet browser and log files, the so-called server log files, are stored, recording data such as date and time of access, name of the requested page, amount of data transmitted and the requesting provider. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person and is for ensuring trouble-free operation of our website and improving our offer.

Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail); in the case of a contact form you can see which data will be collected within the form itself. This data is stored and used exclusively for answering your query or for contacting you and for the related technical administration. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your query, if you wish, unless a legal requirement for retention exists.

In addition, personal data is collected when you sign up to our e-mail newsletter. We use this data for our own promotional purposes in the form of our e-mail newsletters, as long as you have expressly agreed by selecting:

“Please send me regular information about news from SEAL Systems via email. You may unsubscribe to our newsletters at any time.”

You can unsubscribe at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to that effect. Once you have unsubscribed, your email address will immediately be removed from our newsletter distribution.

 

2) Cookies

We use cookies on certain pages to make visiting our website attractive and allow for the use of certain functions. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, that is, after you close your browser, (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us or our partner companies to recognize your browser when you next visit (so-called persistent cookies). You can also configure your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the placing of cookies, so you can either decide to block them on a case-by-case basis or refuse cookie placement in particular cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

 

3) Use of Youtube-videos

This website uses the Youtube embedding function to show and replay videos from the video provider “Youtube”. In this case, the advanced data protection mode is used which, according to the provider, initiates user information storage only on replay of video(s). Once an embedded Youtube video starts to play, Youtube uses cookies to collect information on user behavior. According to the statement provided by Youtube, these cookies are used to acquire video statistics to improve the user experience and to prevent abusive practices amongst other things. Regardless of whether an embedded video is played back, every time this site is accessed a connection is established to the Google DoubleClick network which can trigger additional data processing operations without our influence. You can find further information on data protection on YouTube in the provider’s Privacy Statement at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

4) Use of Google AdWords conversion tracking

This website makes use of the online advertising program Google AdWords and conversion tracking in the context of Google AdWords. When a user clicks on an advertisement delivered by Google the conversion tracking cookie is placed. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used to identify individuals. If the user visits certain pages on this website and the cookie has not expired, we, along with Google, will be able to tell that the user has clicked on the ad and been forwarded to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked across sites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and been forwarded to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. But they do not receive any information that will enable them to personally identify users. If you do not wish to take part in tracking, you can veto this use by easily deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in the user configurations on your internet browser. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

Further information on Google’s Data Protection Regulations can be found at the address below: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

 

5) Web analysis service

5.1 This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of your activity on the website. The information generated by the cookies about your activity on this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. When activating the IP anonymization on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address within the EU member states and other contract states to the European Economic Area treaty. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases only. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to analyze your use of the website, prepare a website activities report and to provide other services related to the website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You can reject cookies on your computer by changing the settings of your browser accordingly. However, please note that not all functions on our website may be fully available if you reject cookies. You can also prevent the collection of data related to your website use generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and its transmission to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Alternatively, with a browser plug-in or within mobile devices browsers, please click on this link to place an opt-out cookie to prevent future acquisition by Google Analytics on this website (this opt-out cookie only works on this browser and only for this domain, if you delete your cookies in this browser, you need to click this link again):

Deactivating Google Analytics

We would like to point out that this website makes use of Google Analytics with the add-on _anonymizeIp()” and consequently IP addresses are processed only in a shortened way, in order to exclude a direct personal reference.

5.2 Data is collected and stored on this website for the purposes of marketing and optimization using the web analysis service Piwik (www.piwik.org). Pseudonymous user profiles are made from this data and cookies are used for this. Cookies are small text files stored locally in the site visitor’s internet browser cache. Cookies facilitate recognition of the internet browser. Data collected using Piwik technology (including your anonymized IP address) is conveyed to our server and stored for usage analysis in order to optimize our website. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile will not be used to personally identify website users and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data concerning your visit to our website and wish to prohibit this in the future you can prevent cookie usage and thereby participation in tracking To do this you can configure your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the placing of cookies and decide either to block them on a case-by-case basis or refuse cookie placement in particular cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

6)Your rights and contact information

You have a right to be provided with information free of charge relating to your stored data and, where applicable, a right to have such data corrected, blocked or erased. Should you want further information about the collection, processing or use of your data, please contact us. The same applies to information, blocking, deleting and amendments regarding your personal data as well as revocation of consent given. You will find the contact address in our disclaimer.