Privacy Policy Information

Thank you for visiting our website. Please carefully read the information summarized here. You will be informed about the scope, nature, and purpose of the collection, use, and processing of personal data, the use of analysis tools, map services and share buttons of social networks. At the end of the section, we explain your rights to information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, and your right of withdrawal.

Privacy Policy

To the extent that personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis. The use of the offers and services is, as far as possible, without disclosing any personal data. The use of contact information published by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

 

Visitors

In principle, you can visit our website without revealing any personal information about yourself (name, phone number, mailing address or email address). Our web server collects summary information about the use of our website. However, we do not link IP addresses to information that can be traced back to a specific person. You therefore always remain anonymous when visiting our website. Please note, however, our notes on the use of the social media plug-ins we use on this website. In the event that the functions described there are used, you may be linked to your data used by certain social media providers.

Our web server also collects information such as number of visits, average visit time, and information about which pages were accessed. Again, this information cannot be traced back to a specific user. We only analyze how visitors use our website (e.g. how users found us) and thus derive information for possible optimization.

You may be asked to provide us with specific information about yourself when, e.g. requesting specific documents, registering for a seminar or other event, participating in a survey, etc. The disclosure of such information is always voluntary, but without this information we will not be able to carry out certain transactions.

The SPI website contains links to websites owned and maintained by other companies. As a rule, this is indicated. These pages may also collect information. Such collection of information is subject to the privacy policies of the company and the website on which it is collected. Please read the respective data protection regulations on the pages to which we forward and the notices at the end of this information.

 

SSL Encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security purposes and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as a site operator. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser’s address bar changing from “http: //” to “https: //” and the lock icon in your browser bar.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.

 

Server Log Files

The provider of this site automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type/browser version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This data can not be attributed to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of unlawful use.

 

Cookies

Websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the saving of cookies and only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or for all cases, as well to active an automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you wish to use are saved on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for a technically correct and optimized provision of its services. To the extent that other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your browsing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Information Collected as Part of Marketing Activities and/or Web Forms

SPI GmbH conducts marketing activities in which we may ask you to provide personal information. This information is address data that may contain your name, phone and fax number you provided, as well as an e-mail address. You may inform us about specific information that you are interested in or sign up for an event offered by us.

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the request and for handling follow-up questions. You have the right to information about the data stored about you at any time, as well as, if applicable, the right to correct, block or delete this data. Information about the stored data is provided by the responsible body.

If you send us requests for trial software via the request form, your details from the request form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and follow-up questions. You have the right to information about the data stored about you at any time, as well as, if applicable, the right to correct, block or delete this data. Information about the stored data is provided by the responsible body.

For all questions about the protection of your data submitted this way, please contact: datenschutz@spi.de.

 

Further Use of this Information

SPI GmbH may use the information you provide for marketing purposes only if you have consented to such use. If you are a customer of SPI products or services, we may use your information to contact you for a variety of reasons related to customer care or customer service. Data processing takes place according to Article 6, paragraph 1 of the GDPR based on your voluntarily granted consent. You can object to this at any time (right of revocation). We may also provide you with documentation on products and/or services provided by other providers with whom we cooperate, if you have requested them (e.g. product documents from our partners). This can also be done by e-mail. Your contact information will not be passed on to third parties unless you have expressly consented to such use.

 

Comment Function on This Website

In addition to your comment, the comment function on this page will also include information on when the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you have chosen.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment feature stores the IP addresses of users who write comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before activation, we need this data in order to be able to act against the author in the case of infringements such as insults or propaganda.

Subscribing to comments

As a user of the site, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the given email address. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info mails. The data entered as part of the subscription of comments will be deleted in this case; However, if you have submitted this data to us for other purposes and elsewhere (e.g. newsletter subscription), that data will remain with us.

Storage duration of comments

The comments and related data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (eg offensive comments).

Legal basis

The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Article 6, paragraph 1 of the GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message via email to us is sufficient.

 

Newsletter Data / MailChimp

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided, and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending of the requested information.

For subscribing of our newsletter, we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure. In the case of double-opt-in, you check the appropriate box when you consent to the processing of your data. You will then receive an e-mail with a confirmation link. Only clicking on the confirmation link causes your data to be added to the mailing list.

The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form takes place solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) of GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation. The data provided by you for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be saved until it is deleted after the newsletter has been unsubscribed to.

The newsletter is distributed via MailChimp, an online marketing platform owned by Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and is committed to complying with EU data protection requirements.

The email addresses of our newsletter recipients are stored on MailChimp’s servers in the United States. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate newsletters on our behalf. MailChimp may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of delivery and the visual presentation of the newsletter.

 

Online Demo Data / CozyCal

Registration for online demonstrations of our software is carried out using CozyCal, the planning tool of CozyCal Scheduling Inc. from Vancouver, BC, Canada.

CozyCal processes personal data on behalf of SPI GmbH as part of the provision of scheduling services. All collected personal data are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereafter “Google.” Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by a code to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). By activating IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; In this case, however, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

Use of Google Maps

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. Provider is the Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereafter “Google”. To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation of our offers and an easy findability of the place specified by us on the site. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6, paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More information on how to deal with user data can be found in the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

 

Use of Google Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts to represent the font. These are provided by Google (https://fonts.google.com/, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereafter “Google”.) When you visit our site, your browser loads the web font you need into your browser cache to provide a visually enhanced text rendering, whereby your IP address and the Internet address of the page you have visited will be transmitted to a Google server. If your browser does not support this feature, a standard font will be displayed by your computer. More information on how to deal with user data can be found in the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

 

Social Media Plugins with Shariff

Plugins from social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, XING, LinkedIn) are used on our site.

The plugins can usually be identified by the respective social media logos. In order to ensure data protection on our website, we only use these plugins together with the so-called “Shariff” solution. This application prevents the plugins built into our website from transferring data to the respective provider when the page is first accessed.

Only when you activate the respective plugin by clicking the corresponding button, a direct connection to the server of the provider is established. The activation of the plugin constitutes a consent within the meaning of Article 6, paragraph 1 of the GDPR. As soon as you activate the plugin, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you are logged into your respective social media account (e.g. Facebook) at the same time, the respective provider can assign your visit to our pages to your user account.

You can revoke the consent provided by clicking on the associated button at any time with future effect.

Links to our Social Media Accounts

YouTube

Our website refers to the YouTube page operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the YouTube (Google) Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

 

Twitter

Our website refers to the Twitter service of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland. You can get further information about Twitter’s privacy policy at: https://twitter.com/en/privacy. You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your personal account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Facebook

Our website refers to the Facebook network of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook store your IP address. According to information provided by Facebook, only anonymised IP addresses are stored in Germany. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and options for the protection of privacy, ycan be found in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

 

LinkedIn

Our website refers to the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company’s LinkedIn network, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you click the link, LinkedIn is informed that our website has been visited with your IP address. We do not gain any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

Xing

Our website refers to the XING network of XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. According to its own information, XING does not store any personal data of your visit to their site. In particular, XING does not store IP addresses. You can find the latest privacy information at https://privacy.xing.com.

 

Your Rights

Your Right to Unsubscribe

Emails distributed by us with your consent with offers that we think may be of interest to you always contain information on how to cancel the newsletter to discontinue receiving emails from SPI in the future. If you do not wish to receive any information about products or services provided by SPI GmbH, Ahrensburg or our partners, please let us know. We will, of course, respect your wishes.

 

Your Right to Information, Cancellation, Blocking

At any time you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can always contact us at the address and phone number provided in the legal notice. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to datenschutz@spi.de.

 

Your Right to Withdrawal

You have the right to revoke a consent given to us at any time with future effect. All you need to do is send an informal message to datenschutz@spi.de. If you revoke your consent, we will delete your personal information. Data that we must store due to legal, statutory or contractual retention obligations will be blocked instead of deletion to prevent use for other purposes.

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend the privacy policy to adapt it to changes in the legal situation, or to changes in the service and data processing. However, this only applies to explanations of data processing. If user consent is required or if components of the privacy policy contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users. We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of the privacy policy.

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