Note on data processing

In all respects of data processing (e.g. collection, processing, transmission) we act in accordance with the respective legal regulations. The following explanation gives you an overview showing which kind of data are collected and in which way they are used and transmitted, which security measures are taken and how you can acquire information about the data given to us.

§ 1 Personal data

Personal data is individual information on personal or factual circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person, e.g. your name, address, phone number, birth date, bank data or IP address.

§ 2 Collection and storage of data

2.1 When using our website certain data is automatically saved via so-called cookies. A cookie is a small text file stored on your temporary browser and which allows us analysing your usage of our website. Following data is collected automatically via cookies when you access our website:

  • Your IP-address (partly anonymised, i.e. without the last block of numbers (e.g. 192.168.100.xxx)
  • URL of the accessed pages
  • Your browser type
  • Your operating system
  • Date and time of your access
  • Search engines used
  • Names of downloaded files

These data are stored separately from the other data that you might indicate. The data is not linked to your further data. The data is evaluated for statistical purposes in order to be able to improve our web presence and offers.

If you do not wish cookies to be used, you can block their usage in your browser. This might possibly negatively affect the functionality of our website.

2.2 Further personal data are only collected if you willingly put these at our disposal by registering into your client account, registering for the newsletter or when asking for information material.

For the creation of a client account your registration is necessary. Following data are collected:

  • Your first- and family name
  • Your e-mail address

You may indicate following further data during the registration process, which are not necessary for the registration but may be helpful:

  • Title or form of address
  • Company
  • Your address (street, zip code, city, country)
  • Your phone and fax number

In addition you have to choose a password; together with your e-mail address this enables you to log in easily without repeated data entry.

2.3 The data you provided for the creation of the client account are stored as long as you maintain the registration. You have, at any time, the right to retrieve your registration data, to revise it or to erase it. We delete your registration with us, if a deletion is legally prescribed, at the latest two years after the execution of the last activity on your account. Further data storage may be necessary for statutory or legal reasons (records for accounting and tax proceedings).

§ 3 Use and disclosure of personal data

3.1 We use the personal data you have provided to answer your questions, to process your orders, to manage your customer account and for technical administration purposes of the website.

3.2 Transmission, selling or any other transfer of your personal data to third parties occurs only if the transmission is required for the purpose of order processing (transport companies) or if you have explicitly given your consent.

3.3 Please note that we are entitled by order of the competent authority, to provide information on personal data, provided that it is required for prosecution proceedings, to enable the police forces of the German federal states to prevent crimes, to fulfil the statutory tasks of the constitution protection authorities of the German federal government, the German federal states, the Federal Intelligence Services or Military Intelligence, or to enforce intellectual property rights. Such data will only be transferred in the context of mandatory national legal regulations.

§ 4 Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the “_anonymizeIp()” method) 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.

For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Google Analytics, as well as your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your personal privacy, please refer to the Google Analytics data protection information:

https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008

You have a right of appeal against data capture by Google Analytics. Google offers the possibility to install a deactivation add-on that you may install on your browsers by using the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

§ 5 Use of social plug-ins (Facebook, Twitter)

5.1 This website uses so-called social plug-ins (”plug-ins“), allowing direct interaction on the well-known social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.

5.2 The Facebook plug-ins, especially the ”recommend“- button is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, US (“Facebook“). The plug-ins are identified by one of the Facebook logos. The list and the look of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.

If you call up one of our internet website pages which have a plugin of this kind, your browser sets up a direct link to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is passed by Facebook direct to your browser and integrated by it into the website.

Through integration of the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have called up the relevant page on our internet site, even if you do not have a Facebook-account or you are not logged in at the moment. The information (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Facebook on servers in the United States.

If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugin, by using the “Like-it-Button”, for example, or by posting a commentary, the information will be given direct to Facebook by your browser and stored there. The information will be published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook-friends.

Facebook may use this information for purposes of advertising, market research and personalized design of Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates profiles regarding usage, interests and relationships, e.g. to evaluate your use of our web site with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our web site and to provide further related services with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to allocate the collected data via our web site to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web site.

To find out more about the purpose and extent to which Facebook collects, processes and uses these data, your rights and the settings available to protect your privacy, please see: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

5.3 This website uses so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins“) of the microblogging service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco,
CA 94103, USA (“Twitter“).The plug-ins are identified by one of the Twitter logos e.g. the blue “Twitter bird”. The list and the look of the Twitter social plugins can be viewed here: https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons?lang=en.

If you call up one of our internet website pages which have a plugin of this kind, your browser sets up a direct link to the Twitter servers. The content of the plugin is passed by Twitter direct to your browser and integrated by it into the website. Through integration of the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have called up the relevant page on our internet site, even if you do not have a Twitter-account or you are not logged in at the moment. The information (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Twitter on servers in the United States.

If you are logged on to Twitter, Twitter can allocate the visit to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugin, by using the “Twitter-Button”, for example, the information will be given direct to Twitter by your browser and stored there. The information will be published on your Twitter account and displayed to your Twitter-contacts.

To find out more about the purpose and extent to which Twitter collects, processes and uses these data, your rights and the settings available to protect your privacy, please see: https://twitter.com/privacy. If you do not want Twitter to allocate the collected data via our web site to your Twitter account, it may be helpful to log out of Twitter before you visit our web site.

§ 6 Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a map service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you use Google Maps (e.g. address entry, route planning or location display) Google Maps collects and processes the data entered and may use various sources in order to pinpoint your current position.

More information pertaining to Google Maps are to be found under the following link:

https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3093609?hl=en&authuser=0&p=newmaps_mylocation&rd=1

Terms of use for Google Maps are to be found under the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps.html

§ 7 E-Mail-Newsletter

You can sign up for our e-mail-newsletter. In this case we must collect and store your e-mail address. On registration we will use your e-mail address exclusively to send newsletter-e-mails, informing you about the current offers. You can un-subscribe the newsletter at all times.

§ 8 Data security

We have taken numerous security measures to protect personal information adequately and on an appropriate scale.

Our data bases are secured by physical and technical measures and an access protection which limit the access to the information on specially authorized persons in compliance with this data privacy statement. Our information system is secured by a software firewall to prevent the access by other networks which are connected to the internet. Only personnel in need of this information to proceed a special task are granted access to individual-related data. Our personnel are trained in matters of security and data protection practice.

Personal data collected via our website are transmitted in encrypted form using the industry standard Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology. Sensitive data, such as credit card information or bank account information, are even further encrypted.

For the registration of your client account or newsletter, we use the so-called double-opt-in-technique. After the registration we will send you an e-mail to confirm your contact details. The registration becomes effective only when you confirm the registration via the respective link in the e-mail.

Generated passwords are managed encrypted and not stored as “clear text“ in the system.

Never disclose your password for accessing our website to third parties and it is recommended you change your password regularly. Properly log out and close your browser whenever you leave our website in order to avoid unauthorized parties obtaining access to your user account.

Complete data security cannot be guaranteed in e-mail communication.

§ 9 Right of information

You may at any time request information about your personal data that were stored, their source and recipient as well as the purpose of the processing of the data. In the event that the data has been incorrectly, or illegally, stored, we will gladly correct, block or delete this data. For any inquiries regarding privacy issues, please contact us:

Zentralgenossenschaft des europäischen Fleischergewerbes eG

Grüne Straße 40-42
60316 Frankfurt am Main
GERMANY
Phone +49 69 4077-0
Fax +49 69 4077-290
E-mail: gilde@zentrag.de

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