Privacy Policy

1. Name and Contact Data of the Controller

This privacy policy applies to the data processing by:

Controller: integer_net GmbH
Managing Directors: Andreas von Studnitz, Christian Philipp
Address: Trierer Straße 791, 52078 Aachen, Germany
Email: info@integer-net.de
Phone: +49 241 990 88 44 0

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as manner and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When you open our website on your terminal device, the used browser will automatically send data to the server of our website. This information will be stored temporarily in a so called log file. The following information will automatically be stored:

  • IP address of the terminal device,
  • Date and time of the request,
  • Name and URL of the requested file,
  • Website from which access is obtained (Referrer URL),
  • used browser and the operating system of your terminal device as well as the name of the access provider.

The listed information will be processed by us with the following purpose:

  • To ensure a smooth connection to our website,
  • To ensure a comfortable use of our website,
  • To evaluate the system security and stability as well as
  • further administrative purposes.

The the legal basis of the processing is GDPR Art. 6(1). Our legitimate interest follows from the above listed purpose of the data gathering. In no case will we use the collected data to draw conclusion’s to your person.

Furthermore, we use website cookies as well as analysis services for website visitors. Further information can be found here under numbers 4. and 5. of this privacy policy.

b) When signing up for our newsletter

If you have given explicit consent according to GDPR Art 6(1)(a), we will use your email address to send regularly send you our newsletter. In order to receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an email address. The newsletter is sent out as follows:
When you sign up for the newsletter, we send you an email to confirm your email address. Thereby we are able to confirm that you are the owner of that address and consent to receive the newsletter. Further information is not gathered. This data is only used for the sending of our newsletter and will only be shared with the newsletter service Sendeffect (WEBanizer AG, Schulgasse 5, 84359 Simbach am Inn).
When signing up for the newsletter, your IP address will be saved as well as the date of the sign-up. This data storage serves solely the purpose to prevent the sign-up of your email address by an unauthorized third party.
The newsletter can be unsubscribed and revoked at any time by the customer without any costs. The revocation can be done via the link included in the newsletter itself or with a message to the above listed contact.

c) When using the contact form

For questions of any kind we offer the possibility to use the contact form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a valid email address and your name so we know who send the request and so we are able to reply.
Further information can be provided but is not required.
The data will be transferred in an encrypted manner.
The data processing for the purpose of contacting you happens in accordance with GDPR Art 6(1)(a) based on your voluntarily provided consent.
The personal data obtained for the use of the contact form will be deleted once your request as been solved.

d) When using the comment functionality

Visitors of our website can add comments. When doing so, we gather data that is shown in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the User Agent string (to identify your browser), to prevent Spam. The entered email address will be turned into an anonymized character string (called hash) and sent to Gravatar, in order to check if the commenting person uses this service. The privacy policy of Gravatar can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once the comment has been approved, the profile imagine will be visible in context with the comment.

3. Sharing Data

A transmission of your personal data to third parties only happens for the purposes listed below.
We only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given us explicit consent based on GDPR Art 6(1)(a),
  • the disclosure is necessary due to the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims in accordance with GDPR Art 6(1)(f) and when there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding and legitimate interest in the non-communication of your data,
  • there is a case of a legal obligation according to GDPR Art 6(1)(c), as well as
  • it is permitted by law and according to GDPR Art 6(1)(b) necessary for the processing of a contractual relationship with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files which your browser automatically creates and stores on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your device.
In these cookies, information is stored based on the context of your specific terminal device. However, this does not mean that we thereby obtain knowledge of your identity.
The use of cookies serves the purpose to make the use of our offerings more comfortable. We use so called session cookies to recognize which particular site of our website you have already visited. These will be automatically deleted when you leave our site.
Moreover, we use temporary cookies to optimize the usability. These are stored for a defined period of time on your device. If you visit our website again, these cookies automatically recognize that you have been on our site before and which entries and settings you made, so you do not have to do them again.
We also use cookies to create statistics about the usage of our website, in order evaluate the optimization of our offering for you. (see number 5) These cookies allow us to recognize returning visitors and these cookies will be deleted automatically after a predefined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the named purposes for the protection of our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties based on GDPR Art 6(1)(f).
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can configure your browser in a way that it does not store cookies on your device or so that it prompts a notice before creating a new cookie. The complete deactivation of cookies may lead to you being unable to make us of all features on our website.

5. Analysis Tools (Tracking Tools)

The following listed and used tracking measures are executed based on GDPR Art 6(1)(f). With the use of these tracking measures we want accomplish a needs-based design and a continuous optimization of our website. Further, we use tracking tools to statistically evaluate the use of our website and to optimize our offerings. These interests are to be regarded valid in the aforementioned regulation.
The specific purpose of the data processing and data categories can be found under the listed tracking tools.

a) Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA („Google“), on our website. Google Analytics uses „Cookies“, (see number 4.). The information created by the cookie are usually transferred and stored to a server of Google in the USA. If the IP anonymization is activated on the website, the IP address will be shorted within the EU member states or in other states parties to the agreement within the European Economic Area (EEA) by Google. Only in special cases the full IP address will be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. By appointment of the website administrator Google uses the information to analyze the use of the website, create reports about the website activities and to fulfill further services in connection to the website usage for the website owner. The IP address determined by Google Analytics via the customer’s browser will not be connected to other data of Google.
The customer can prevent a storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of their browser software; however, we point out that in this case it may not be possible to use all features of the website. The customer can furthermore prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and the usage of the website related data (incl. the IP address) as well as the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively to the browser add-on or within browsers of mobile devices, you can click this link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) to prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics on this website for the future. This will put an Opt-Out-Cookie on your device. If you delete the cookie, you need to re-click the link.

b) Use of Remarketing or similar target group functions of Google Inc.

On this website we use the Remarketing or similar target groups feature of Google Inc. („Google“). With this function, the website owner can display targeted marketing to the visitors by showing personalized, interest-related advertisements when visitors visit other websites that are part of Google’s display network. In order to make the analysis of the website usage, which is the basis of the interest-related advertisements, Google uses „Cookies“(see number 4.).
The customer can prevent a storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of their browser software; however, we point out that in this case it may not be possible to use all features of the website.
With these cookies visits to the website as well as anonymized data of the usage of the website are tracked. No storage of personal data of the website visitors will be performed. If you visit another website afterwards that is part of the Google display network, you will see advertisements which are likely to consider previously visited product or information pages.
The customer can furthermore prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and the usage of the website related data (incl. the IP address) as well as the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Further information regarding Google Remarketing as well as the privacy policy of Google can be found here: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

c) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

In order to statistically evaluate the use of our website and in order to optimize our website for you, we use the Google Conversion Tracking. Google Adwords stores a „Cookie“ (see number 4) on your device, if you have been linked to our website from a Google advertisement. This cookie will be declared invalid after 30 days and does not serve a purpose of personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the website of the AdWords customer and the cookie is valid, Google and the customer can recognize that the user has clicked the advertisement and that they have been redirected to this website.
Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked by other websites of different Adwords customers. The data tracked by the conversion cookie help to create conversion statistics for Adwords customers, who have decided to use conversion tracking. The Adwords customers learn about the overall number of users who have clicked their advertisements and who have been redirect to a site with a conversion tracking tag. They do not receive any information which could allow a personal identification of the user.
If you do not want to take part in the tracking, you can decline the necessary storage of the cookie – for example via browser settings which deny an automatically set cookie in general. You can also set your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” in order to deactivate conversion tracking. Google’s privacy policy for conversion tracking can be found here: https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.

d) Facebook Pixel, Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion

On our website we use the so called Facebook Pixel by the social network Facebook, which is offered by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or – if you are located in the EU – Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
This Facebook Pixel is a piece of JavaScript code, that is used for statistical purposes and market research purposes on our website. It allows Facebook to segment visitors of our online offer into target groups for display ads (so called „Facebook Ads“).
The Facebook Pixel is used to only display our Facebook Ads to those Facebook users who have already shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interested in certain topics or products, based on the visited websites), that we transfer to Facebook (so called „Custom Audiences“).
Moreover, the Facebook Pixel allows to see which users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook Ad, thereby enabling us to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook Ads (so called „Conversion“).
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and guarantees the compliance with the European Data Protection Act:
(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active)
Purpose and extent of data collection and the processing and usage of data by Facebook as well as your rights and settings to secure your privacy can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy here:
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
For more information about the Facebook Pixel, please take a look at Facebook’s help pages:
https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.
You can object to the collection of data via the Facebook Pixel and the processing of your data to display Facebook Ads. You can also set your own advertisement preferences, thus which specific kinds of advertisements will be shown to you within Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

e) Usage of Technology by the PHP Web Stat Technology

On our website we use the technologies provided by PHP Web Stat, Sternbuschweg 2, 46562 Voerde, (http://www.php-web-statistik.de/). These anonymized data are obtained and stored with the purpose of analyzing the website use and to operate a live chat system to answer live support requests. From these files, user profiles under pseudonyms can be created. To do this, so called „Cookies“ (see number 4.) may be used. Mostly the hereby used cookies will be deleted at the end of the browser session (so called session cookies). The data gathered by PHP Web Stat technologies are not used to personally identify any visitor of this website, nor merged with personal data pertaining to the bearer of the pseudonym unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. You can disagree the data collection, data processing and data use at any time with future effect. Additionally, you can set your browser to deactivate the creation of cookies. However, we point out that in this case it may not be possible to use all features of the website.

6. Social Media Plug-ins

Based on GDPR Art 6(1)(f) we use social plug-ins on our website of the following social networks to increase the brand awareness. The promotional purpose behind it is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of GDPR. The responsibility for the running these plug-ins in compliance with data privacy laws is guaranteed by the specific providers. The integration of these plug-ins is based on the so called two click method to protect our website visitors as much as possible.

a) Facebook

On our website elements of Facebook (so called social media plug-ins) are integrated, to design a more personal usage. For this we use the „LIKE“ and „SHARE“ buttons. Facebook is a company of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“).
Via the integration of the plug-ins Facebook receives information that your browser has opened the specific page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or if you are not logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is directly transfered and stored to a server of Facebook in the USA.
If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook is able to connect your visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example if you submit the „LIKE“ or „SHARE“ button, an according information is directly sent to a server of Facebook and stored there. The information is also publicly shown on Facebook and visible for your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for the purpose of advertisement, market research and personalized design of Facebook pages. For this, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the ads shown to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to fulfill further services connected to the use of Facebook.
If you do not want Facebook to connect the data gathered about you on our website to your Facebook account, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
We point out that we as providers of this website to not receive information about the content of the data transfered to Facebook, nor about how this data is used.
Purpose and extent of data collection and the processing and usage of data by Facebook as well as your rights and settings to secure your privacy can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy here:
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

b) Google Plus

On our website we use the „+1“ elements by Google Plus, a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA („Google“). When you visit a page of our website, that includes a „+1“ element, this data is transferred to Google and may be stored by Google for a period of time of up to two weeks. This is statistical data as mentioned above. If a visitor clicks on the „+1“ element while being logged into Google Plus, this information will be transferred to Google and will be connected to the profile of the visitor and made public. For further information about the collection, transfer and usage of data by Google, please refer to the following website:
https://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.

c) Twitter

On our website we use features (so called plug-ins) by the short messaging network Twitter, a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA („Twitter“).
The Twitter plug-ins (tweet buttons) can be recognized by their Twitter logo on our website. An overview of tweet buttons can be found here:
https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons.
When you visit one of the pages of our website, which includes such a plug-in, your data is transfered to Twitter and stored there. This consists of statistical data as mentioned above. If a customer clicks the tweet button while being logged into their Twitter account, the website visited by them will be connected to their Twitter account and may be made public.We point out that we as providers of this website to not receive information about the content of the data transfered to Twitter, nor about how this data is used.
If you do not wish for Twitter to be able to connect your visit to our website with your Twitter account, you need to log out of Twitter.
Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and guarantees the compliance with the European Data Protection Act:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active
More information about Twitter’s privacy policy can be found here: http://www.twitter.com/privacy.

d) Usage of XING Share Buttons

On our website we use the „Share Button“ by XING. When you visit our website, a short-term connection via your browser to the servers of XING AG (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg) is established, which enable the XING Share button functionalities (especially the display of the counter value). Personal data will be in no way stored by XING, especially no IP address of the visit of this website will be stored. An immediate analysis of data does not happen, in particular usage patterns will not be evaluated. Further information about the privacy policy of XING AG can be found here: https://www.xing.com/privacy.
For further information about the data privacy of XING AG with regard to the Share buttons can be found here: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

7. Online Services / Online Advertisement

Based on GDPR Art 6(1)(f) we use the online services and advertisement features of the following companies on our website with the purpose of an optimal marketing of our offerings. The promotional purpose behind it is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of GDPR. The responsibility for the running these plug-ins in compliance with data privacy laws is guaranteed by the specific providers.

a) Google Adsense

This website uses Google Adsense, an online advertisement service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA („Google“). Google Adsense uses so called „Cookies“ (see number 4.), which are stored on your device and which allow an analysis of your use of the website by Google or other third parties. Google Adsense uses also so called „Web Beacons“ (tiny invisible graphics) to gather information.
With the usage of web beacons simple actions like the visitor traffic on the website can be tracked and gathered. The information about your use of the website (including your IP address) gathered by the cookie and/or web beacon are transferred to and stored by a server of Google in the USA. Google uses the received information to perform an analysis of your user behavior with regard to Adsense advertisements, to create reports about website activities and advertisements for the website provider, and to fulfill further services in connection to the website usage. Also, Google may transfer this information to third parties, as far as this is required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Your IP address will not be connected by Google to other data stored by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your device and the display of web beacons by setting your browser to not accept any cookies.
However, we point out that in this case it may not be possible to use all features of the website.
By using this website, you give your consent to the processing of data gathered about you by Google in the described manner and the earlier stated purpose.

b) Google Maps

On this website we use maps of the service “Google Maps”, offered by the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Further information about the privacy policy of Google can be found here:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
If you do not agree with this, you can add a so called Opt-Out cookie to your browser:
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

c) Google Fonts

On this website we use fonts of „Google Fonts“ by the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Further information about the privacy policy of Google can be found here:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
If you do not agree with this, you can add a so called Opt-Out cookie to your browser:
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

d) Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we use the function „reCAPTCHA“ by the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, to recognize bots (e.g. for contact forms).
Further information about the privacy policy of Google can be found here:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
If you do not agree with this, you can add a so called Opt-Out cookie to your browser:
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

e) YouTube

We integrate online offerings (usually videos) of the platform „YouTube“ by the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on our website. The provider of theses contents needs to use the IP address of the user because without an IP address they would not be able to send the contents to the browser of said user. The IP address is used to transfer data from the sender to the intended recipient and it is necessary to display these contents. We do not have any influence if YouTube stores the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know about it, we inform the user. Further information about the privacy policy of YouTube by the provider Google can be found here:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

f) Vimeo

We integrate videos of the platform “Vimeo” by the provider Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA, on our website. The provider of these contents needs to use the IP address of the user because without an IP address they would not be able to send the contents to the browser of said user. The IP address is used to transfer data from the sender to the intended recipient and it is necessary to display these contents. We do not have any influence if Vimeo stores the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know about it, we inform the user.
Further information about the privacy policy of Vimeo by the provider Google can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

g) PayPal

Transactions, that are processed by the online payment service PayPal by the provider PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg, are subject to the privacy policy of PayPal as provided under the following link:
https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-prev?locale.x=de_DE

8. Rights of the Individuals Affected

You have the right to obtain from us:

  • access to your personal data (GDPR Art 15),
  • the rectification of your personal data (GDPR Art 16),
  • the erasure of your personal data (GDPR Art 17),
  • the restriction of the processing of your personal data (GDPR Art 18) and
  • the portability of your personal data (GDPR Art 20).

You also have the right to revoke given consent at any time in accordance with GDPR Art 7(3). This means that we are no longer allowed to continue the processing of the data which was based on said consent.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with GDPR Art 77, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your data was done unlawfully. Usually, you can direct your complaint to the supervisory authority of your usual residence or workplace or our location.

9. Right to Object

If your personal data has been processed based on the legitimate interest based on GDPR Art 6(1)(f), you have the right to declare your objection as stated in GDPR Art 21, if there are reasons present which result from your special situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case you have a general right to object, which will be followed without the need to disclose a special situation.

If you would like to make use of your right to object or your right to revoke, it is sufficient to send us an email to the address provided in the imprint.

10. Data Security

Within your visit to our website we use the widespread SSL method (Secure Socket Layer) in connection to the given highest encryption level which is supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256 Bit encrpytion. If your browser does not support 256 Bit encryption, we use 128 Bit v3 technology instead. If a single page of our website is delivered encrypted can be recognized by the closed display of the lock or key symbol in the status bar of your browser.

In general, we use the appropriate technical and organizational security measures to secure your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly adjusted and improved to be in accordance with technological advancement.

11. Actuality and Change of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and was last updated in May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and offerings or due to changed legal or official requirements it may be necessary to change the privacy policy. The current privacy policy is available at any time on this website for you to view and print.