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TIPPIE CE Compliance
Phone: +49 7443 30690 76
FAX: +49 7443 30690 77
Mobile: +49 160 540 8525
Job title: Product Compliance Manager
EU dispute settlement
In accordance with the regulation on online dispute resolution in consumer affairs (ODR regulation), we would like to inform you about the online dispute resolution platform (OS platform).
Consumers can submit complaints to the European Commission’s online dispute resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/odr?tid=321174461. You can find the necessary contact details above in our imprint.
However, we would like to point out that we are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.
Liability for the content of this website
We continuously develop the content of this website and strive to provide correct and current information. According to the Telemedia Act (TMG) §7 (1), as a service provider, we are responsible for our own information, which we provide for use, according to the general laws. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for the correctness of all content on this website, especially for those provided by third parties. As a service provider within the meaning of sections 8 to 10, we are not obliged to monitor the information that you transmit or store or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.
Our obligations to remove information or to block the use of information according to general laws based on judicial or official orders remain unaffected even in the event of our non-responsibility according to Sections 8 to 10.
If you notice problematic or illegal content, please contact us immediately so that we can remove the illegal content. You will find the contact details in the imprint.
Liability for links on this website
Our website contains links to other websites whose content we are not responsible for. We are not liable for linked websites, as we had no knowledge of illegal activities, we have not noticed any such illegal activity so far and we would remove links immediately if we became aware of any illegal activity.
If you notice any illegal links on our website, please contact us. You will find the contact details in the imprint.
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If you find content on this website that violates copyright, please contact us.
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We have written this data protection declaration (version 06.05.2020-321174461) in order to explain to you in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 what information we collect, how we use data and what decision options you have as a visitor to this website .
Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.
Automatic data storage
When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and saved, including on this website.
If you visit our website as you are now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such asthe address (URL) of the website
- Browser and browser version
- the operating system used
- the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
- the host name and the IP address of the device from which access is being made
- Date and Time
in files (web server log files).
Usually web server log files are saved for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
Below we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.
What exactly are cookies?
Whenever you surf the Internet, use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
Cookies store certain user data from you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser transmits the “user-related” information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your usual standard setting. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file; in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.
There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our website, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie is to be assessed individually, since each cookie stores different data. The expiration time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other “pests”. Cookies also cannot access information from your PC.
For example, cookie data can look like this:
- Name: _ga
- Expiry time: 2 years
- Use: Differentiation of website visitors
- Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152321174461
A browser should support the following minimum sizes:
- A cookie should contain at least 4096 bytes
- At least 50 cookies should be saved per domain
- A total of at least 3000 cookies should be saved
What types of cookies are there?
The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the data protection declaration. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.
There are 4 types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are required if a user places a product in the shopping cart, then surfs on other pages and only later checks out. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.
These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies also measure the loading time and behavior of the website in different browsers.
These cookies make it easier to use. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They serve to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very practical, but it can also be very annoying.
When you visit a website for the first time, you are usually asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course this decision is also saved in a cookie.
How can I delete cookies?
If you want to determine which cookies have been saved in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:
If you basically do not want cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. With each individual cookie you can decide whether you want to allow the cookie or not. The procedure differs depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google with the search terms “Delete cookies Chrome” or “Deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or exchange the word “Chrome” for the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari off.
What about my data protection?
If you want to know more about cookies and do not shy away from technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, email address, address or other personal information in the context of the transmission of a form or comments in the blog, will be collected by us together with the time and the IP address. Address used only for the specified purpose, kept safe and not passed on to third parties.
We therefore use your personal data only for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We will not pass on your personal data without consent, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.
If you send us personal data by e-mail – thus outside of this website – we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by email.
The legal basis according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 a GDPR (lawfulness of processing) is that you give us your consent to the processing of the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time – an informal email is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.
Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following basic rights:
- Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
- Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 GDPR)
- Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
- Right to notification – notification obligation in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
- Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
- Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
- Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).
Evaluation of visitor behavior
In the following data protection declaration we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The data collected is usually evaluated anonymously, and we cannot conclude that you are a person based on your behavior on this website.
You can find out more about the possibilities to object to this evaluation of the visit data in the following data protection declaration.
TLS encryption with https
We use https to transfer data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design Article 25 paragraph 1 GDPR). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transfer protection by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.
We use social plug-ins from the social media network LinkedIn, the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website. The social plug-ins can be feeds, content sharing or a link to our LinkedIn page. The social plug-ins are clearly marked with the well-known LinkedIn logo and allow, for example, interesting content to be shared directly via our website. For the European Economic Area and Switzerland, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing.
By embedding such plug-ins, data can be sent to LinkedIn, stored and processed there. In this data protection declaration we want to inform you what data it is, how the network uses this data and how you can manage or prevent data storage.
What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is the largest social network for business contacts. In contrast to Facebook, for example, the company focuses exclusively on establishing business contacts. Companies can present services and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people also use LinkedIn to find a job or to find suitable employees for their own company. In Germany alone, the network has over 11 million members. In Austria there are about 1.3 million.
Why do we use LinkedIn on our website?
We know how busy you are. You cannot track all social media channels individually. Even if it would be worth it, as in our case. Because we keep posting interesting news or reports that are worth spreading. That is why we have created the opportunity on our website to share interesting content directly on LinkedIn or to refer directly to our LinkedIn page. We consider built-in social plug-ins as an extended service on our website. The data that LinkedIn collects also help us to show possible advertising measures only to people who are interested in our offer.
What data does LinkedIn store?
Only by simply integrating the social plug-ins does LinkedIn not save any personal data. LinkedIn calls this data, which is generated by plug-ins, passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plug-in to share our content, for example, the platform stores personal data as so-called “active impressions”. Regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you are logged in, the data collected will be assigned to your account.
Your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers when you interact with our plug-ins. The company logs various usage data. In addition to your IP address, this can be, for example, registration data, device information or information about your Internet or mobile phone provider. If you call up LinkedIn services via your smartphone, your location can also be determined (after you have given your permission). LinkedIn can also share this data in “hashed” form with third-party advertisers. Hashing means that a data record is transformed into a character string. This enables the data to be encrypted so that people can no longer be identified.
Most of your user behavior data is stored in cookies. These are small text files that are usually set in your browser. Furthermore, LinkedIn can also use web beacons, pixel tags, display tags and other device detections.
Various tests also show which cookies are set when a user interacts with a social plug-in. The data found cannot claim to be complete and is only an example. The following cookies were set without being logged in to LinkedIn:
Value: = 2 & 34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16321174461-
Purpose: The cookie is a so-called “browser ID cookie” and therefore stores your identification number (ID).
Expiry date: After 2 years
Value: v = 2 & lang = de-de
Purpose: This cookie saves your default or preferred language.
Expiration date: after the session ends
Value: 1818367: t = 1571904767: s = AQF6KNnJ0G321174461…
Purpose: This cookie is used for routing. Routing records the ways in which you came to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the website.
Expiry date: after 24 hours
Purpose: No further information could be found about this cookie.
Expiry date: after 2 minutes
Value: ajax: 3211744612900777718326218137
Purpose: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
Expiration date: after the session ends
Value: “v = 1 & 201910230812…
Purpose: This cookie is a security cookie. LinkedIn describes it as a secure browser ID cookie.
Expiry date: after 2 years
Purpose: No further information could be found for this cookie.
Expiry date: after 7 days
Note: LinkedIn also works with third parties. That is why we recognized the two Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gat in our test.
How long and where is the data stored?
In general, LinkedIn retains your personal data for as long as the company considers it necessary to offer its own services. However, LinkedIn deletes your personal data if you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn keeps some data in summarized and anonymized form even after you delete your account. As soon as you delete your account, other people can no longer see your data within a day. LinkedIn generally deletes the data within 30 days. However, LinkedIn retains data when it is legally necessary. Data that can no longer be assigned to any person remains saved even after the account is closed. The data is stored on various servers in America and probably also in Europe.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
You have the right to access and delete your personal data at any time. You can manage, change and delete your data in your LinkedIn account. You can also request a copy of your personal data from LinkedIn.
How to access the account information in your LinkedIn profile:
Click on your profile icon in LinkedIn and select the “Settings and data protection” section. Now click on “Privacy” and then in the section “How LinkedIn uses your data on” Change “. In just a short time, you can download selected data on your web activity and your account history.
You also have the option in your browser to prevent data processing by LinkedIn. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most of the data via cookies that are set in your browser. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies. Depending on the browser you have, the administration works a little differently. Instructions for the most common browsers can be found here:
You can basically set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.
LinkedIn is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. This framework ensures correct data transmission between the USA and the European Union. You can find out more at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0. We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by LinkedIn. At https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy you can find out more about the data processing of the social media network LinkedIn.