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Privacy Policy
1.    Information about the collection of personal data and provider identification
We inform about the collection of personal data when using this website as follows. Personal data are all data which refer to you personally, for example your name, your address, your e-mail address, user behaviour.


2.    Collection of data
We collect data when you visit and use our website, register or log-in to our website.
Technical data, like the IP address of your network, date, time, time zone, and status of the opened data, information about the website leading to ours, your type of browser, and the version of your operating system are transmitted to us for a limited time.
We will ask for certain data, when you register or log-in to our website, like your name, your contact details, and your user-account settings.

If you buy products from our site, we will naturally need more data to fulfil the contract, for example your contact details, payment details, credit card number, invoice amount, currency, or your bank details, if you opted for payment by debit.


3.    Data security
We maintain current technical measures to ensure data safety, especially for the protection of your personal data from transmission to or obtainment of third parties. These measures are kept up to date to the current state of the art.  


4.    Collection of personal data for informational use
At times of purely informational use of the website, when not registering or logging-in, we do not collect data except those your browser transmits to ensure you are able to visit our website. Those are:
(1) IP address
(2) Date and time of the request
(3) Difference in time zone to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
(4) Content of the request (specific web page requested)
(5) Access status/HTTP-status code
(6) in each case transmitted amount of data
(7) Website, from which the request originates
(8) Browser
(9) Operating system
(10) Language and version of browser software.


5.    Cookies
Cookies are stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files, which are stored allocated to your browser on your hard drive. These files allow for certain data to be transmitted to the issuing site. Cookies cannot carry out programs or infect your computer with a virus. They are used to make the internet more user-friendly and effective.

a)    This website uses cookies to the following extent:
• Transient cookies (temporary use)
• Persistent cookies (time limited use)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted, when you close your browser. Especially session cookies rank among them. Those store a so-called session ID which combines different requests of your browser to a common session. They enable the website to recognise your computer upon its return to it during the same session. These session cookies are deleted when you log-out or close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a certain period of time, which may vary from cookie to cookie. You can delete cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and for example forbid the use of third-party cookies or all cookies. Kindly note that with such a setting you may not be able to enjoy all functions of our website.

e) Flash cookies are not stored by your browser, but your Flash-Plug-In. Flash cookies store the necessary data independent of your browser and do not have an automatic deletion date. If you would prefer to not use flash cookies you will have to install an add-on accordingly. For example: „Better Privacy“ for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/ firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or Adobe-Flash-Killer-Cookie for Google Chrome.

6.    Newsletter  
(1) We use the so-called „double-opt-in“ method. We will send you an e-mail to the indicated e-mail address in which we will ask you to confirm that you wish to receive our newsletter.
- 1: If you do not confirm within 24 hrs we will automatically delete your registration  
- 2:  If you confirm your registration to receive our newsletter, we will store your e-mail address until you unsubscribe our newsletter. Furthermore, we also store your IP address at registration and confirmation, also the time to prevent an abuse of your personal data.

(2) For the purpose of sending the newsletter only the e-mail address is mandatory. Disclosure of further, specifically marked, specifications is voluntary and will only be used for personalisation of the newsletter. Once the newsletter is unsubscribed this data will also be deleted.

(3) You may revoke your prior consent to receive this newsletter with future effect at any time. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent (mail to: datenschutz@han-online.com or the contact mail address in our imprint) or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter. Your indicated data will not be passed on to third parties.

(4) Kindly note, that we analyse your user behaviour when sending out our newsletter. For analysing purposes, we use so-called web beacons or tracking pixel in our e-mails containing the newsletter. Those are one-pixel files, which link to our websites and enable us to analyse your user behaviour. Links in our newsletter also contain this ID. Information received such is stored on a server in Germany. You can object to this kind of tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link contained in each newsletter.


7.    Use of Google Analytics
(1) This website uses Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).
1, 2 Google Analytics uses so-called „Cookies “, text files, which are stored on your computer and enable analysis of the use of the website by you. The cookie generated information about the use of the website are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of activation of IP anonymisation on this website your IP address will be truncated inside member states of the European Union (EU) or other signatories of the Agreement of the European Economic Area (EEA). Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the website’s operator Google uses this information to analyse the website, to compile reports about the activities on the website, and to render further services in relation to the application of the website and internet utilisation to the website’s operator.

(2) Your browser transmitted IP address will not be pooled with other data collected by Google.

(3) You can disable the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Should you choose to prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

(4) You may prevent the cookie generated information (including your IP) about the use of the website being sent and processed to and by Google by “opting out”. Google offers an opt-out add-on at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

(5) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „_anonymizeIp()“. This excludes a direct reference to a person by truncating IP addresses before processing.

(6) The use of Google Analytics takes place in accordance with the conditions communicated between Google and German Data Protection authorities. Information about Google:
Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland,
Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User agreements: www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
Overview on Data Protection: www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Privacy policy: policies.google.com/privacy

8.     Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

(1) Our website uses Matomo (formerly: PIWIK) to analyse the use of our site.

(2) In order to analyse data cookies are stored on your device. The transmitted data is stored only on a German server. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above. Should you choose to prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable. In addition, you have the option of terminating the analysis of your usage behaviour by opting out. By unticking the following box and activating the opt-out-Plug-in: [Piwik iFrame].


(3) This website uses Matomo with the "Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs" function. This anonymization function truncates your IP address so that it is impossible to assign it to you personally or to the internet connection you are using. No data obtained through Matomo is matched to data from other sources.

(4) Matomo is an open-source software. Information about Matomo’s (Piwik) privacy policy may be obtained by following the link matomo.org/privacy/.

9. Use of Social Media Plug-ins
(1) We presently use the following social media plug-ins: [Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Xing, T3N, LinkedIn, Flattr].
We have opted for a 2-click solution. Generally, no personal data is transmitted to any of the plug-in provider. The provider is identifiable by its letter logo on the grey box. Only when clicking a box personal data are transmitted. By activating the plug-in, data is automatically transmitted to the corresponding plug-in provider and stored there (in the USA if provider is a US company). We may neither influence the collected data and data processing, nor are we completely advised about the full scope of data collection, the purpose, or storage period. Since data collection is carried out with cookies, we advise to delete your browser cookies before clicking the grey box.

(2) Once the plug-in is activated, information is transmitted to the plug-in provider that the corresponding subpage on our website has been visited. Data mentioned in §4 of this policy will be transmitted. Facebook and XING advise that inside Germany only an anonymised IP is collected. This happens autonomously of whether you own an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, the data is assigned to your account directly. If you, for example use the activated button, the plug-in stores this information on your account and discloses this to your contacts. Should you disagree with this practise, you will need to log out from your account before using the activated button.

(3) The plug-in provider stores this data as an user profile to use for advertisement, market research, and/or customising of his website. You may object against such an user profile. To do this you will need to contact each plug-in provider.

(4) Further information about the scope and purpose of these data collections are available as follows.

(5) Addresses of plug-in providers:
•    a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
•    b) Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA
policies.google.com/privacy
•    c) Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA twitter.com/en/privacy  
•    d) Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE;
privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy
•    e) T3N, yeebase media GmbH, Kriegerstr. 40, 30161 Hannover, Germany t3n.de/store/page/datenschutz
•    f) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy  
•    g) Flattr Network Ltd., 2nd Floor, White bear yard 114A, Clerkenwell Road, London, Middlesex, England, EC1R 5DF, United Kingdom
flattr.com/privacy  

10. Use of third-party services
(1) We incorporated YouTube videos on our website, which are stored at www.YouTube.com, and can be played straight off our website. These videos are all incorporated in the advanced privacy mode. This mode ensures that no data is transmitted to You Tube if the video is not played. Only once the video is played, data as mentioned in §2 will be transmitted to You Tube. We cannot influence this transmission.
We have also incorporated contents of the following third parties:
Google Maps, RSS-Feeds, graphics.

(2) By visiting our website, the third-party service provider receives information that the corresponding subpage on our website has been visited. Data mentioned in §4 of this policy will be transmitted. This happens autonomously of whether you own an account with the third-party service provider and are logged in. If you are logged in with the third-party service provider, the data is assigned to your account directly. Should you disagree with this practise, you will need to log out from your account before using the activated button.

(3) The plug-in provider stores this data as an user profile to use for advertisement, market research, and/or customising of his website. You may object against such an user profile. To do this you will need to contact each plug-in provider.

(4) Further information about the scope and purpose of these data collections are available as follows. Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA policies.google.com/privacy

11. Use of website features
(1) Apart offering our website for informational purposes, we offer other services, if you’re interested. In order to use these features, we will usually ask you for more personal data, which we need to provide the service. Voluntary further information will be indicated.

(2) If you contact us via the contact form, we will store your e-mail address and telephone number to reply to your request.

12. Data transmission to third parties
(1) We may pass personal data on in cases in which prize draws, bookings, or contracts are offered in combination with a third party. You will be informed in these cases that transmission to a third party will take place.

(2) We use third party service providers in some cases to process your data. These providers are carefully selected and appointed in writing. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored. If these service providers have their companies registered in the USA, you will be informed about it. This data processing occurs according to current legislation and our selected service providers take part in the “Safe-Harbor-Program”.

13. Contact form
The data entered into our contact form is only used for correspondence with you. A disclosure to third parties does not occur. You may retract your consent at any time by writing to datenschutz@han-online.com

14. Right of access
(1) You have the right to access the personal data we have stored about you at any time. You may also be informed about their origin, recipients, or category of recipients who have received this data as well as the purpose of storage.

(2) You may retract your consent to our processing of your data at any time.

(3) Please send all your requests to access to your data or for retraction of consent to datenschutz@han-online.com

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