This is a translation of terms and conditions originally written in German. In the event of legal proceedings, the original German terms and conditions apply, as does German law.
We store data during the use of our website and our forms.
Your visit to our websites will be automatically recorded in log files. Primarily, the recorded data includes the IP address currently used by your device, the referrer URL (previously visited page), date and time, browser type and operating system, as well as the pages you view. Personal identification is generally not possible, and this is not our intention either. We use this data for statistical analysis, for the purposes of security, optimizing our online services and keeping track of the number of visits to the website.
The websites of Eurotext AG contain information allowing quick electronic contact with our company as well as direct communication with us, including a general email address.
If a data subject contacts the controller via email or a contact form, any personal data provided by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily transmitted by the data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the relevant data subject. The personal data you provide to us, for example when placing an order, making a contact inquiry or sending an email (e.g. your name and address, your company affiliation or your email address), will only be processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you provided the data to us. This personal information will not be forwarded to third parties without your consent. In order to process payments, we will pass on your payment data to the bank responsible for the payment. Personal data will never be forwarded to third parties for commercial purposes.
Use of data
Links to websites of third-party providers
In addition, we may provide social media features on our website that allow you to share information on your social networks and interact with Eurotext through various social media websites. Your use of these features may lead to the collection or release of information about you, depending on the feature. Please read the privacy policies and settings on the social media websites you use to make sure that you know what information is collected, used and released by these websites.
Security of your data
The personal data you provide to us will be secured by taking all the necessary technical and organizational security measures to ensure that your data cannot be accessed by unauthorized third parties.
The Eurotext AG website utilizes SSL encryption for security reasons and in order to safeguard the transmission of confidential information, such as requests you send to us as the website operator. An encrypted connection is established when the address line in your browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and a lock icon is displayed in the address line. Data transmitted to us cannot be accessed by third parties when SSL encryption is activated.
Your rights—information, withdrawal, deletion
Upon request, we will provide you with information about all the personal data that we have stored about you or arrange for its deletion. You can withdraw from the voluntarily submitted declaration of consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. Data used for accounting purposes will not be affected by a deletion. Personal data will only be stored until the purpose of collection has been fulfilled. If retention periods must be observed under tax law, the duration of storage may be up to 10 years.
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or for information, correction, blocking or deletion of your data, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies remain on your device for a longer period of time. They are used to identify a returning user unequivocally. If a website visitor blocks the use of persistent cookies, no data can be collected about this visitor through such cookies.
Session cookies: Session cookies only exist for as long as the user remains on a specific website. They are deleted once the user leaves the page.
Third-party cookies: Some cookies are stored on your device by other websites for purposes of analysis and advertising.
In addition, you may control and/or delete cookies at your discretion if you have previously consented to their use. Learn how to do this here, for example: AllAboutCookies.org. You can delete all cookies stored on your computer and change the settings of most browsers to prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is possible that you will have to manually change some settings every time you visit a page, and accept that some website features may be impaired.
As part of the newsletter subscription process, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the data subject at the time of subscription, as well as the date and time of subscription. The collection of this data is necessary in order to trace (possible) misuse of a data subject’s email address at a later time, and is therefore required to protect the controller from any legal liability.
The personal data collected within the scope of a newsletter subscription is used exclusively for mailing our newsletter. It can also be used for email communication with the newsletter subscriber if necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or an associated registration, which may be the case if there are changes to the newsletter service or changes to technical conditions.
The personal data collected for newsletter subscription will not be disclosed to third parties. The data subject can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. The consent granted by the data subject to store personal data for the newsletter service can be withdrawn at any time.
Each newsletter contains a relevant link to withdraw that consent. Subscribers can also inform the controller of their decision to unsubscribe in other ways (e.g. via email).
Plugins for the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, are active on this website. You can recognize these Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo on our website.
If you visit our website and click the Facebook button, the plugin will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook will receive the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you share our blog entries, the contents of this website will be linked to your Facebook profile. This will allow Facebook to associate this website visit with your user account. If you are logged in to your personal Facebook account when visiting our website, Facebook can connect your visit to our website with your Facebook account.
Conversion Tracking with the Facebook pixel
With your consent, we use the “Facebook pixel” (from Facebook Inc.) in our Internet presence. This helps us to track the actions of users after they have seen or clicked on a Facebook advert. In this way, we can determine the effectiveness of the Facebook adverts for statistical and economical purposes. The data gathered here are anonymous to us, which means that we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, these data are stored and processed by Facebook. Facebook can link these data to your Facebook account and use them for advertising purposes in accordance with Facebook’s data usage guidelines https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can enable Facebook and its partners to place adverts on and outside of Facebook. Furthermore, a cookie may be stored on your computer for this purpose.
This website contains features of the Twitter service, provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The use of Twitter and the “Re-tweet” function connects the websites you visit with your Twitter account and shares this with other users. In this process, data is also transmitted to Twitter.
Features of the XING network are embedded on this website. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. Every time this website is accessed, or our XING profile is accessed via the XING button on our website, a connection is established with the servers of XING. To the best of our knowledge, this does not involve the storage of personal data. In particular, IP addresses will not be stored and user behavior will not be analyzed.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses a tool called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your device, enabling analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by this cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where the information is stored. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law, or if such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored by Google.
Legal basis for processing
Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR is the legal basis for processing operations for which Eurotext AG is required to obtain consent for a particular purpose of processing. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract involving the data subject as a contractual party, e.g., for processing operations relating to the delivery of goods or the performance or counter-performance of services, then processing shall be based on Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR. The same applies for processing operations necessary for steps taken prior to entering into a contract, for instance in case of inquiries regarding our services or translation solutions.
If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, then such processing shall be based on Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR. In rare instances, the processing of personal data may be necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. In such cases, processing would be based on Art. 6 (1)(d) GDPR. Finally, processing operations may also be based on Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. This legal basis provides for processing operations not covered by any of the above if processing is necessary for preserving the legitimate interests pursued by Eurotext AG or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.
Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The data subject’s personal data will be processed and stored by the controller only for the length of time required to fulfill the purpose of its storage or to the extent that this is required by EU legislature or other statutory provisions applicable to the controller.
Personal data is routinely blocked or deleted according to statutory provisions as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, or if the retention period prescribed by EU legislature and regulations or other applicable statutory provisions has expired.
From time to time, we will update these guidelines for the protection of your personal data. You should view these guidelines periodically to remain informed about how we are protecting your data and continually improving the content of our website. If we make fundamental changes in the collection, use and/or transfer of the personal data you provide to us, we will inform you of this fact with a clear and readily visible notice on our website. By using this website, you agree to the provisions of these guidelines for the protection of personal data.