Across Systems GmbH – Privacy Policy

Revision 10/2015 – Version: 1.1
© Across Systems GmbH

We place great emphasis on the protection of your personal data that are collected, processed, and used in connection with your visit to our website.

We collect and use your personal data exclusively within the scope of the provisions of data protection law. Below, we inform you of the type, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information at any time at our website, store it on your computer, and/or print it out.

Please note that the data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to vulnerabilities and cannot be comprehensively protected from third-party access.

Controller

The following company is the controller within the meaning of data protection law for the collection and use of personal data: Across Systems GmbH, Im Stoeckmaedle 13, D-76307 Karlsbad, Germany, telephone +49 (0)7248 925425, fax +49 (0)7248 925444, e-mail address webmaster@across.net

Further information on our company is available in the legal notice of our website at www.across.net.

Collection and Use of Non-personal Data for System-internal and Statistical Purposes

For technical reasons, your Internet browser automatically sends data to our server when you access our website. This includes the date and time of the access, the URL (address) of any referring website, any accessed files/downloads, the amount of any data sent, the type and version of the browser, the operating system, and the IP address. These data are stored separately from other data that you enter when using our website. We cannot allocate these data to a particular person. The data do not contain any information that would enable conclusions to be drawn concerning individuals. They are only collected and used for statistical purposes and for analysis purposes, e.g. to improve the website, and are subsequently deleted.

Collection and Use of Personal Data

We only collect and use personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address) if you enter such in an input field or send them by e-mail when submitting an inquiry to us or to use a service or offer and/or if you have expressly consented to the collection and use of such data. These entries are voluntary for you. Your personal data will only be used for the particular purpose (e.g. to process the inquiry or to provide the requested services).

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Unsubscription is possible at any time free of charge and without any formal requirements.

Moreover, you may at any time revoke the receipt of advertising by e-mail. As of the revocation, you will no longer receive any advertising from us by e-mail. For example, the revocation may be declared directly in each of our newsletters or within the website.

Master Data

In case a contractual relationship is to be established, arranged, or changed, we will collect and use your personal data to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes.

By order of the responsible authorities, we may in certain cases disclose these data (master data) if this is necessary for the purpose of criminal prosecution, to avert danger, to fulfill the statutory duties of the authorities responsible for the protection of the constitution, the Military Counter-Intelligence Service, or to enforce intellectual property rights.

Usage Data

We collect and use your personal data to the extent necessary to enable or bill the use of our website (usage data). In particular, this includes details concerning your identity as well as the beginning, end, and scope of use of our website.

In connection with the use of aliases, we may create usage profiles for advertising and market research purposes and for the needs-oriented design of our website. You may at any time object to this use of your data. We may not and will not consolidate the usage profiles with data about the holder of the alias.

Forwarding of Personal Data to Third Parties

Your personal data will only be forwarded or otherwise transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for the processing of the contract, for billing purposes, or with your prior consent.

Anonymity

The use and payment of the offered services is also permitted without specifying such data or by specifying anonymized data or an alias, insofar as this is technically possible and acceptable.

Right of Revocation

You may revoke any previously granted consent to the collection and use of personal data at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, you can contact us by mail or e-mail.

Right to Information

You may request information, free of charge, on the data stored concerning your person or your alias. You may also request this information in electronic form. For this purpose, you can contact us by mail or e-mail.

Correction, Blocking, and Deletion of the Data

If necessary, you may request that the personal data that concern you be corrected, blocked, or deleted free of charge. The stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to the storage, if knowledge of these is no longer required for the fulfillment of the purpose for which they were stored, or if their storage is prohibited for other statutory reasons.

Prohibition of the Commercial Use of Our Contact Details

Use of contact details published in our legal notice or similar sources (e.g. postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses) by third parties for the purpose of sending information not expressly requested is not permitted, unless we previously granted our express consent in writing or a business relationship already exists. We expressly reserve the right to take legal steps against senders of spam mail in the event of violations of this prohibition. The service provider and all persons mentioned at this website hereby prohibit any and all commercial use and forwarding of their data.

Use of the Analysis Tool Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies ‒ text files that are stored on your computer and that enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website, which is generated by the cookie, is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to and abbreviated on a Google server in the USA in exceptional cases. By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to render other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet in general for the website operator. The IP addresses sent by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be consolidated with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; in this case, however, you may not be able to use all functions of this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of data concerning your use of the website (including your IP address), which are generated by the cookie, and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Detailed information on the terms of use and privacy is available at or www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html.

Please note that on this website, the "gat._anonymizeIp();" has been added to Google Analytics in order to guarantee anonymized logging of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Use of Various Buttons (Plugins) of Social Networks/Two-click Buttons (Revision: October 2015)

On our website, we use share buttons of various social networks. For your data safety, we use these in the form of a so-called two-click variant. This means that the buttons are initially inactive, i.e. that they do not send any data to the platform operators (Facebook, etc.). These buttons are only activated with your first click. This first click represents the consent to the data transfer to the respective platform operator. With the second click, you can actuate the button, i.e. Like, Share, etc.

Below, we inform you about the individual buttons and the respective platform operators:

Use of the Facebook Plugin

Our website also contains so-called social plugins – little software programs of the social network Facebook. These are operated exclusively by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). On our website, you can recognize these plugins from the Facebook logo or the word "Like".

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers in the USA. In this way, the content of the plugin is sent to your browser, which integrates it in the website.

In this way, the information that you have visited our website is forwarded to Facebook. If you are logged in to your personal user account with Facebook while visiting our website, Facebook can allocate the visit to the website to this account. If you interact with plugins, e.g. by clicking the so-called "Like" button or by entering a comment, this information will be sent directly to Facebook and stored there.

To prevent such data transmission, you need to log out from your Facebook account before you visit our website. In this case, certain data such as your IP address, the time of the click, the browser you use, etc. will still be transmitted to Facebook. The logout merely prevents the allocation of the data to a particular Facebook account.

For details on the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing, and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and configuration options in your Facebook account to protect your privacy, please refer directly to the privacy information of Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation).

Use of the Tweet Button of Twitter

Our website uses the "Tweet" button of the social network Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 750 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA ("Twitter"). The "Tweet" button can be recognized from the dark blue bird. When you access a webpage of our website that contains such a button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The content of the "Tweet" button is transmitted directly from Twitter to your browser, which integrates it in your Twitter message. Therefore, we do not have any influence on the scope of the data that Twitter collects with the button. However, we assume that your IP address is also logged. For details on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your rights and configuration options to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy information of Twitter (twitter.com/privacy). If you are a member of Twitter and do not want Twitter to collect data about you via our website and link them to your member data that are stored at Twitter, log out from Twitter before visiting our website.

Use of the Google+ Button "+1"

Our website uses the "+1" button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The button can be recognized from the "+1" symbol on white or color background.

When you access one of our webpages that contains such a button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. The content of the "+1" button is transmitted directly from Google to your browser, which integrates it in the webpage. Therefore, we do not have any influence on the scope of the data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data are collected unless the button is clicked. Such data (e.g. the IP address) are only collected and processed for members who are logged in.

For details on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and configuration options to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy information of Google on the "+1" button (developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy).

If you are a member of Google Plus and do not want Google to collect data about you via our website and link them to your member data that are stored at Google, log out from Google Plus before visiting our website.

Use of the XING "Share" Button

Here we would like to inform you on the processing of personal data via the function of the XING "Share" button.

This website uses the XING "Share" button. When you access this website, your browser briefly establishes a connection to servers of XING AG ("XING"), with the help of which the XING "Share" button functions (especially the calculation/display of the counter) are provided. XING does not store any personal data about you with respect to the access to this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. Moreover, your usage behavior is not analyzed by means of cookies in connection with the XING "Share" button". You can access the latest data protection information on the XING "Share" button and other information at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Use of the LinkedIn "Share" Button

Our pages contain plugins of the social network LinkedIn of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("LinkedIn"). You can recognize the LinkedIn plugins from the LinkedIn logo or the "Recommend" button on our website. When you visit a website that contains such a button, a direct connection is established between your browser and the LinkedIn server via the plugin, provided that you activated the data transfer by means of click. In this way, LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited our website from your IP address.

If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of your pages to your LinkedIn profile. In this way, LinkedIn can allocate the visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that as a website provider, we are not informed about the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.

For details on the data collection (purpose, scope, further processing, use) as well as your rights and configuration options, please refer to the privacy information of LinkedIn. You can access this information at www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.