Privacy Policy



Data Privacy Statement



Data Privacy Statement


When you visit our website, read, or comment an article, contact us, or register yourself, data will be collected, otherwise it would not be technically feasible at all. By data collection we enable the utilization of our website and create the prerequisites for system security and system stability. siTOOLs Biotech GmbH, Lochhamer Strasse 29a, 82152 Planegg, Germany, is attaching great importance to the protection of your personal data and collects, processes and uses your personal data exclusively in compliance with the principles described following below and in accordance with the applicable data protection laws.

1. Responsible body
Responsible body for the collection, processing, and utilization of your personal data in terms of the Federal Data Protection Act is siTOOLs Biotech GmbH, Lochhamer Strasse 29a, 82152 Planegg, Germany.
As far as you would like to object to the collection, processing, and utilization of your personal data by siTOOLs Biotech GmbH in accordance with this Data Privacy Statement altogether or just in respect of individual measures, you may send your objection per e-mail or per letter to the following contact data:
 
siTOOLs Biotech GmbH
Lochhamer Strasse 29a
82152 Planegg
Germany
Telephone: +49 89 12501 4800
Telefax: +49 89 8955 7281
Email: info@sitools.de
 
2. Access data when visiting our website
As soon as your browser contacts the server on which this website is hosted, the following information is passed on to that server: Name of the page requested, date and time of the request, quantity of data transferred, report of successful request, browser type including version, operating system of the user, referrer URL and requesting domain. In addition IP address and provider of the requesting computer are protocolled. Such data cannot be allocated to certain persons by siTOOLs Biotech GmbH and are also not brought together with other data from other data sources of siTOOLs Biotech GmbH.
 
3. Collection, processing, and utilization of personal data within the scope of concluded contracts, memberships (registration at our website and conclusion of contracts)
3.1. We will collect, process and store all personal data communicated by you (salutation, name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, telefax number, bank data, credit card number) exclusively in pursuance of the regulations under federal data protection law.
3.2. Your personal data, as far as they are necessary for the substantiation, contract design in terms of content, or modification of the contractual relationship (inventory data), are solely used for the execution of contracts concluded between you and us. Any use of your inventory data beyond that for advertising purposes requires your express consent. You have the option to grant such declaration of consent together with your registration. This declaration of consent is absolutely voluntarily and you can revoke it at any time by sending an e-mail to info@sitools.de.
3.3. Your personal data, which are necessary to enable the availment of our offers and for settlement (usage data), are initially also exclusively used for the execution of contracts concluded between you and us. Such usage data are in particular the characteristics for your identification as user, Information about beginning and end as well as extent of the respective utilization, and information about the telecommunication media used by you as user. Such usage data we will also use for advertising purposes in addition.
You are entitled and have the opportunity to object to such use of your usage data. A message in textual form sent to the contact data mentioned under number 1 (e.g. e-mail / letter) will be sufficient. In no event will usage profiles be brought together with the respective data.
3.4. We use your data furthermore for market and opinion research. Self-evidently we use the same solely anonymized for statistics purposes. You can object to the use of data for market and opinion research at any time, totally or relating to particular measures. A message in textual form sent to the contact data mentioned under number 1 (e.g. e-mail / letter) will be sufficient.
3.5. As far as you wish further information or wish to recall or revoke an express consent to the use of your inventory data granted by you, or wish to object to the use of your usage data respectively, our support will be available to you at the e-mail address: info@sitools.de.

4. Newsletters  
siTOOLs Biotech GmbH sends out periodically newsletters to registered interested parties. As far as you have registered yourself for a siTOOLs Biotech GmbH newsletter, siTOOLs Biotech GmbH collects and processes your personal data exclusively for mailing the respective newsletter. Your data will forthwith be deleted if you cancel the respective newsletter subscription. You can of course also unsubscribe yourself at any time via the corresponding link included in the newsletter.

5. Cookies
At the visit of our website or online shop siTOOLs Biotech GmbH also applies so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the cache of your browser. With the information contained in the cookies for example your virtual shopping cart can be administrated and the selection of the national language you made can be stored. The cookies allow furthermore analyzing your surfing behavior in anonymized form, and so for example to record date and time of access, URL (address of the referring website), the pages you visited, browser type and browser version as well as your operating system. An allocation of data to a certain person is hereby not possible. Such data also do not contain any information that would allow any conclusions on individual users. You can also view the Internet presentation of siTOOLs Biotech GmbH without cookies. You can completely disable the use of cookies in the settings of your respective browser.

6. Web analysis service
6.1. General: We use a web analysis service in order to continually adapt our website to the requirements of our users and to optimize it for you. For that purpose we create anonymized usage profiles and apply cookies. You can object to the creation of usage profiles at any time. For your objection please use: info@sitools.de
6.2. This website utilizes the web analysis service "Advanced Web Statistic" (AWS). AWS uses cookies, which transfer the generated usage information including your truncated IP address to our server and store the same for usage analysis and optimizing purposes. In the course of this your IP address is immediately after processing and before storing anonymized. Information created by the cookies is not communicated to any third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies by corresponding settings in your browser. In that case however it may happen that you cannot use all functions of this website to the full extent.
If you do not agree to storage and evaluation of such data derived from your visit, you can object to their storage and use per mouse click so that in your browser a so-called opt-out cookie is stored and AWS does not collect any session data. Caution: When you delete cookies in your browser, also the opt-out cookie is deleted and may have to be reactivated by you as the case may be.
6.3. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer to enable analyzing the use of the website by you. The information about your usage of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a server of Google in the U.S.A. and stored there. In case of activating the IP address anonymization at this website however your IP address is truncated at first by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only in exceptional cases transferred to a server of Google in the U.S.A. and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate the utilization of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide additional services pertaining to website utilization and Internet utilization to the operator of the website. The IP address communicated by your browser for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be brought together with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by corresponding setting of your browser software; however we point out that in this case you will possibly not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You can furthermore inhibit the capture of data generated by the cookie relating to the utilization of the website (including communicating your IP address to Google) as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

More information on this you will find at http://tools.google.com/anaylytics/terms/de.html and at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html respectively. We would like to point out that Google Analytics was extended in this website by the code „gat._anonymizeIp();“ in order to ensure anonymized capture of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). 

7. Social media services
We would like to give you a detailed overview on the services siTOOLs Biotech GmbH is applying, and what you should know about these cooperative actions in terms of data protection.
7.1. Facebook: siTOOLs Biotech GmbH applies at the website so-called social plugins of the social network Facebook.com that are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, U.S.A. When you visit a website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. Thereby the content of the plugin is directly transmitted by Facebook to your browser and incorporated by the later into the website. Therefore we have no influence on the scope of data Facebook is gathering by means of that plugin and consequently inform you correspondingly to the state of our knowledge:
Through the plugin Facebook obtains the information that you have visited the respective page of our Internet presence. Conveyance of such information takes place already when you call up a website containing plugins, regardless whether you are using the plugin or not. Should you be logged in at Facebook, Facebook can allocate such information to your Facebook account. The same applies when you are using a plugin (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button). In that case respective information is transmitted to your personal user account at Facebook and is stored there.
siTOOLs Biotech GmbH has no influence on the content of plugins or on the transmission of information to Facebook. Further information on purpose and extent of data processing as well as your rights pertaining to this and setting alternatives for protection of your privacy you will find under the data privacy regulations of Facebook at www.facebook.com/policy.php.
7.2. Twitter pushbuttons: This offer uses the pushbuttons of Twitter. When a user calls up a website of an Internet presence that contains such a button, the user’s browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter pushbutton is transmitted by Twitter directly to the browser of the user.
Therefore the provider has no influence on the scope of data Twitter is gathering by means of that plugin and consequently informs users correspondingly to the state of its knowledge. According to the later just the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective webpage are transmitted when connecting via the button, but not used for any purposes other than the depiction of that button.
For further information on this please refer to the data privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

8. Google +1 pushbutton
Our Internet presentation uses the “+1” pushbutton of the social networking platform Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). This button is identifiable by the sign “+1” on a white background.
When you call up a webpage of our internet presence that contains such a pushbutton, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Google. The content of the “+1” pushbutton is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and incorporated by the latter into the webpage. Therefore we don’t have any influence on the extent of data  Google is capturing with this pushbutton, however do assume that your IP address is also captured.
For purpose and extent of data acquisition and further processing and usage of data by Google as well as your pertinent rights and setting options for protection of your privacy please refer to Google’s data privacy statement regarding the “+1” pushbutton at: http://google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
If you are a Google Plus community member and do not want Google to collect data about you via our Internet presence and interlink them with your membership data stored at Google, you must logout at Google before you visit our Internet presence.

9. LinkedIn  
siTOOLs Biotech GmbH is represented in the network http://de.linkedin.com/ and also applies so-called social plugins from LinkedIn at its website. For more detailed information on type, purpose, and extent as well as further utilization of your data by Linkedln, and concerning your rights and the privacy settings please refer to the data privacy statement and the user contract at http://de.linkedin.com/
 
10. Right to information
 
According to the Federal Data Protection Act you have, among others, a right to information about your stored data as well as – as the case may be – a right to correction, blocking, or deletion of your data free of charge.
We are taking the protection of your data very seriously. In order to make sure that personal data are not disclosed to any third parties please direct you inquiry per e-mail or per letter including the unique identification of your person to:

siTOOLs Biotech GmbH
Lochhamer Strasse 29a
82152 Planegg
Germany
Telephone: +49 89 4431 2584
Telefax: +49 89 8955 7281
Email: info@sitools.de

11. Modifications
siTOOLs Biotech GmbH reserves the right to modify this Data Privacy Statement from time to time.

12. Currentness of this Data Privacy Statement
This Data Privacy Statement dated August 2014 is currently valid. You can recall it from our website and print it out at any time. Here (Link setzen) you can recall this Data Privacy Statement in PDF file format.

Your satisfaction as well as your security is at the center of our efforts at siTOOLs Biotech GmbH. 

Yours, 

siTOOLs Biotech GmbH, August 2014




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