Privacy Policy

Data Protection Statement

At ITK Engineering GmbH (registered office: Im Speyerer Tal 6, 76761 Ruelzheim, Germany) we take the privacy of your personal data very seriously, and we conform strictly to the rules of the German Data Protection Act. Personal data is collected on this website only to the extent necessary for technical reasons. The collected data is never sold to third parties or passed on to third parties for any other reason. The following statement provides an overview of how we ensure this protection and which types of data are collected for which purposes.

Data processing on this website

Data sent to us by your browser is collected in the unavoidable server log files. This data consists of:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (previously visited webpage)
  • Host name (IP address) of the accessing computer
  • Data from the search engine provider
  • Time of the server query

As a rule, we cannot assign this data to specific persons. This data will not be combined with data from other sources, and it will be deleted after statistical evaluation.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). However, we wish to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()“, which means that IP addresses are processed only in abbreviated form in order to prevent direct association with actual persons.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer and allow website usage to be analyzed. The data regarding your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website operator, and to provide other services related to website use and Internet use. Google may also provide this data to third parties to the extent that this is legally prescribed or to the extent that third parties process this data to Google’s instructions. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making suitable settings in your browser software, but you should be aware that in this case you may not be able to use some of the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data acquired from you by Google in the previously described manner and for the previously described purpose. You may at any time refuse to allow the acquisition and storing of data by Google, with future effect.

Google+1

Collection and Circulation of Information

By using the Google+1 button you can share information worldwide. With the Google+1 button you and other users will receive personalized content from Google and other partners. Google stores the information you provided for +1 content, as well as the information about the page you visited while clicking +1. Your +1 information  can be inserted as a reference together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or in your Google profile, as well as in different places on websites and ads on the internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google+1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the chosen name for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases the name can replace another name, which you have used while sharing the content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to other users, who know your Email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the Collected Information

Apart from the above stated purpose your provided information will be used according to the Google data protection regulations. Google may publish combined statistics about +1 activities of users or share them with partners, such as publishers, advertisers and connected websites.

Facebook

This website uses social plugins from the social network  Facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Plugins are identifiable by the Facebook logo( white “f” on a blue tile or “I Like”-Sign) or they are marked with the additional,  “Facebook Social Plugin”. If you request a page from this website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The plugin’s content will be directly transmitted from Facebook to your browser, which will integrate it into the website. Therefore we have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of the plugin. For your information, below is our understanding of their usage:  

By integrating plugins, Facebook will get information about the corresponding page of our website that you visited. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can associate the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugin, by using the “Like-it-Button”, for example, or by posting a comment, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and saved there. In case you are not a member of Facebook, there is still a possibility that Facebook captures your IP-address and saves it. The reason and scope of the data acquisition and information about the way in which the data is processed and used by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook′s privacy policy: www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not wish to have data collected about you by Facebook via our website, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting the site. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins while using Add-Ons for your Browser, i.e. “Facebook Blocker”.

XING

This website uses plugins from the social network XING, which is run by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg and especially the XING-Service kununu, which is run by kununu GmbH, Fischhof 3 Top 7, A - 1010 Wien. The plugins are identifiable by their respective Logos. XING: Stylized two-colored green on a white background. Kununu: dark green “k” and half of an “u” in light green on a white background. Your browser creates a direct connection with the XING server, when you access a page which contains such a plugin. The plugin will be transmitted by Xing to your browser and be integrated into the page. The reason and scope of the data collection and information about the way in which the data is processed and used by Xing or kununu, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy can be found in Xing or kununus privacy policy:  https://www.xing.com/privacy or http://www.kununu.com/info/datenschutz.

Cookies

This website uses cookies in various places. They increase the user friendliness, effectiveness and security of our website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved in your browser. Most of the cookies we use are session cookies. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain any viruses.

Contact forms and e-mail messages

We of course acquire and save the data that you enter on the ITK Engineering website or convey to us in any other manner. This applies to the data (such a subject, names, company, e-mail address and telephone number) that you enter in contact forms. Such data is provided voluntarily and is not checked in any manner. Data is also acquired and saved when you send us e-mail messages.

Right to information

You always have the right to information about saved personal data related to you, its origin and recipients, and the purpose for which it is saved. The Data Protection Officer of ITK Engineering GmbH (datenschutz(at)itk-engineering[dot]de) can provide information about the saved data.

Other data

We value your trust. Accordingly, we are always prepared to answer your questions about the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that are not answered by this data protection statement or if you wish to have more detailed information on a particular point, please contact datenschutz(at)itk-engineering[dot]de.