Privacy Policy MPS International GmbH & Co. KG

1. You can use our website without having to provide personal data. However, using certain services offered on our website may require otherwise, the rules of which are explained separately below. We process any of your personal data (such as the way you wish to be addressed, name, address, e-mail, telephone number, bank details, or credit card number) in compliance with German privacy law only. Data are considered personal data if it is information by which a particular person can be identified. The legal basis for data protection is provided by the German Federal Data Protection Act and the German Tele Media Act (TMG).

The following policies inform you within that context of the type, extent and purpose of collection, use and processing of personal data by the website’s operator

MPS International GmbH & Co. KG

Rohwedderstraße 6

44369 Dortmund

Germany

Phone: +49 231 - 93 69 7310

info@mps-international.com

Please note that web based data transmission is prone to security vulnerabilities, which means that complete protection against third party access is not possible.

 

2. Cookies

Our website uses so-called “cookies” to recognize repeated visits to our websites by the same user/owner of the Internet connection. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser loads and stores on your computer. Their purpose is to optimize our web presence and the services we offer. They are mainly socalled “session cookies” that are deleted after the end of your visit.

However, some of these cookies transmit information for identifying you automatically. Such recognition

is possible because of the IP address stored on those cookies. Any information so collected is intended to improve our services and to provide you with easier access to our website.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser accordingly. Please note that in such case you may not be able to fully use all features of our website, however.

 

3. Registration

Our website gives you the opportunity to register. We collect and store the data you have to provide for

such registration, which you can see in the registration form (name, address, e-mail, etc.), for the use of our web presentation only. With your registration on our website, we will also store your IP address as well as the date and time of your registration. This we do to safeguard against the event that any third party is misusing your data and registers themselves with your data on our website without your knowledge. We do not disclose such data to any third party or match them to any data that may have been captured by other components of our website.

 

4. Newsletter

Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter, which informs you of our offers at

regular intervals. In order to be able to receive our newsletter, you need a valid e-mail address. We will check the e-mail address you indicate to verify that it is indeed yours or that its owner has authorized you for reception of the newsletter. With your subscription to our newsletter, we will also store your IP address as well as the date and time of your subscription. This we do to safeguard against the event that any third party is misusing your data and subscribes to our newsletter without your knowledge. We do not collect any further data. The data so collected is only used for the purpose of providing you with our newsletter. We do not disclose such data to any third party or match them to any data that may have been captured by other components of our website. You may cancel your subscription to this newsletter at any time. Please see our confirmation mail or any newsletter for details.

 

5. Contact

On our website, we give you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail and/or a contact form. If you contact

us, we will store the details you provided for purposes of getting back to you. We do not disclose such data to any third party or match them to any data that may have been captured by other components of our website.

 

6. Use of Google Analytics with Anonymization

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics uses socalled “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help to analyze your use of the website.

The information generated by these cookies, such as, for instance, time, place and frequency of your visits to the website, including your IP address, will be transmitted to and stored by Google in the US.

Our website uses Google Analytics with the extension code "_gat._anonymizeIp". This means that Google already shortens and therefore anonymizes your IP address within the European Union member states or other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports

on website activities for us and providing services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google

may also transfer this information to third parties where required to so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google, according to their own statements, will at no instance associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser accordingly; please note that in such case you may not be able to fully use all features of our website, however.

For the most common browsers, Google also offers an opt-out browser add-on that gives you more control over the data Google captures in relation to the websites you visit. This add-on tells Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) not to transmit any information about the visit to the website to Google Analytics.

However, the browser opt-out add-on provided by Google Analytics does not prevent that information is

transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may use. Further information on this browser add-on is available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

 

7. Use of the Google+ Recommendation Button

Our website uses the “+1” button of Google+, an enterprise of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,

Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Every call-up of our website that contains such a “+1” button means that the browser you use will download from Google a visual display of the component. This process informs Google which concrete page of our website you are visiting.

In accordance with the claims made by Google, there will be no further analysis of your visit if you are not logged into your Google account.

When you call-up our website while you are logged into Google, Google can, if you use the “+1” button,

collect information about your Google account, the website you recommended, as well as your IP address and other browser-related information.

Your “+1” recommendation can be stored and may be made publicly available. The Google “+1”

recommendation you have given may be shown together with your account name and picture, if you have provided one, in Google services, such as in search results, your Google account or other places as, for instance, on websites or in Internet ads. Google can also associate your visit to our website with any data of yours Google has stored. Google also records this information for the continuous improvement of the services they provide.

If you want to prevent Google as far as possible from collecting your data as described above, you must log out of your Google account before you visit our website.

Please see https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy for Google’s privacy policy on the “+1”

button including further information on the collection, transmission and use of data by Google, on your

respective rights and on possible profile settings.

 

8. Use of Facebook Plugins

Our website uses plugins provided by Facebook. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Every call-up of our website that contains such a plugin means that the browser you use will download from Facebook a visual display of the component. This process informs Facebook which concrete page of our website you are visiting.

When you call-up our website while you are logged into Facebook, the information collected by that plugin enables Facebook to identify the concrete webpage you are visiting and associates that information with your personal Facebook account. If you, for instance, click the “Like” button or post comments, that information will be transmitted to and stored on your personal Facebook user account. The information that you have visited our website is also transmitted to Facebook, regardless of whether you press the button or not.

If you want to prevent the transmission and storage of data about you or your behaviour on our website by Facebook, you must log out of Facebook and must do so before you visit our website. Facebook’s privacy policy provides further information including information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, on your respective rights and possible profile settings available for protecting your privacy at https://dede.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

External tools providing add-ons for blocking Facebook social plugins on all common browsers are available on the market at webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/.

For an overview of Facebook plugins please see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

 

9. Use of Twitter Recommendation Components

Our website uses components provided by Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St.,

Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Every call-up of our website that contains such a component means that the browser you use will download from Twitter a visual display of the component. This process informs Twitter which concrete page of our website you are visiting.

We neither have any influence on the data Twitter so collects nor on their extent. According to our

knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of the visited website and the user’s IP address but does not use them for any purpose other than displaying the Twitter button. For further information, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings by accessing the account settings under twitter.com/account/settings.

 

10. Use of Instagram

Our website uses Instagram. Instagram is a service of Instagram Inc. The “Insta” button embedded in our website informs Instagram that you have called-up that respective webpage of our website. If you are logged into Instagram, Instagram can associate this visit to our webpage with your Instagram account and can link up the data. Instagram stores the data that have been transmitted when you press the “Insta” button.

Instagram’s privacy policy provides further information on the purpose and extent of the collection, use

and processing of data, on your respective rights and possible settings available for protecting your privacy at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

If you want to prevent Instagram from associating your visit to our website with your Instagram account,

you must log out of your Instagram account before you visit our website.

 

11. Use of Google Adwords

For advertising our website, we also use a Google advertisement tool called "Google-Adwords". Within

this context, our website uses "Conversion Tracking", an analytics service of Google Inc., 1600

Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. If you were

led to our website by a Google advert, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files,

which your browser places and stores on your computer. These so-called "conversion cookies” expire after 30 days and are not used to identify you as a person. If you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is not yet expired, we and Google are informed that you as the user have clicked on one of our adverts placed in Google and have been redirected to our website.

The information collected through the "conversion cookies" helps Google to create traffic statistics for our website. This statistics tells us the total number of users who clicked our advert and what pages of our website they have gone to next. However, neither we nor any other "Google Adwords" advertisers receive any information by which users could be identified in person.

You can prevent the installation of “conversion cookies” by adjusting your browser to, for instance,

deactivate the placement of cookies generally or to block only cookies from the domain

"googleadservices.com“. Google’s respective privacy policy is available at https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html

 

12. Use of Google AdSense

Our website uses Google AdSense. Google AdSense is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre

Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, for serving advertisements. Google-AdSense uses so-called

“Cookies”, i.e. text files that get stored on your computer and allow analysis of how our website is used.

Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons. These web beacons allow Google to evaluate information such as our website’s traffic flow. Besides your IP address and the advertisement formats displayed, this information is transmitted to Google in the USA, is stored there and may be transmitted by Google to contract partners. However, Google does not combine your IP address with any other of your stored data. You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser accordingly; please note that in such case you may not be able to fully use all features of our website, however. By using our website, you declare your consent to Google processing the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the purposes specified herein.

 

13. Right to Information/Revocation of Consent/Erasure of Data

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or usage of your personal data, the rectification, blocking or erasure thereof or in case of the revocation of any previously granted consent you may contact us in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz] free of charge under

MPS International GmbH & Co. KG

Rohwedderstraße 6

44369 Dortmund

Germany

Phone: +49 231 - 93 69 7310

info@mps-international.com

 

Please note that you have a right to the rectification of wrong data or the erasure of personal data if such right does not conflict with any statutory period over which such data has to be retained.