Data Protection Declaration

1. General information

1.1 This data protection declaration explains which data is provided and/or collected and stored when the internet site belonging to PIEPS GmbH's (hereinafter referred to as: "PIEPS" or "we") is used and how this data is subsequently protected by PIEPS.

1.2 This data protection declaration applies to websites and services owned and operated by PIEPS or on behalf of PIEPS. We do not have any influence over links that emanate from our services.

1.3 Protecting personal data is highly important to us. Data processing is based on the legal regulations, in particular as per § 96 Telecommunications Act 2003 as well as § 8 Data Protection Act.

2. Collecting, processing and using personal data

2.1 When you visit our website our server records the data that your browser automatically sends out whenever you visit a website. These entries might include data about your search query, the web address, the IP address, the browser that you use, the language used by your browser, the time and date of the request as well as one or more cookies that uniquely identify your browser.

2.2 Data provided by you or automatically logged by us upon registration will only be passed on to a third party without your consent if we are required to do so by law or by a court decision or if disclosure in the event of attacks on our Internet infrastructure is needed for a legal or criminal prosecution. It will never be passed on for any other commercial or non-commercial purposes.

2.3 The data that was passed on will only be used by third party service providers for the purpose for which we provided the data.

3. Data protection

3.1 PIEPS implements technical and organizational security measures to protect your data that is processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against it being accessed by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in concurrence with technological developments. However, we cannot guarantee the protection of data against interception, misappropriation, misuse or modification as well as accidental publication or access and unauthorized third-party activities.

4. Links to other providers

4.1 Our website might contain links to other providers and links to social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). This data protection declaration only applies to websites and services owned and operated by BD or on behalf of BD. We do not have any influence over links that emanate from our services. We are not responsible for whether these providers or the operators of the social media platforms comply with the legal data protection regulations.

5. Use of cookies and web analysis software

5.1 Our websites use cookies in several different places. They make our services more user-friendly and effective. Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer by your browser. The data is collected and stored solely in anonymous or pseudonymous form and it does not allow any personal conclusions to be made about you. The majority of cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted when you shut down your browser session. Cookies do not harm your computer and neither do they contain viruses.

5.2 Facebook pixel: With your consent, we will also use the so-called "Facebook pixel" from the Facebook social media network due to our legitimate interest in the analysis and optimization of our website. Facebook's operating company is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA and within the EU it is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

With its help, we can track users' actions after they have viewed or clicked on a "Facebook ad". This allows us to record the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way remains anonymous to us, i.e. we never see the personal data from individual users. However, this data will be stored and processed by Facebook and we will inform you about this according to the best of our knowledge. Facebook might link this data to your Facebook account and also use it for its own advertising purposes (see Facebook data policy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). You can enable Facebook as well as their affiliates to display ads on and away from Facebook. Furthermore, a cookie will be stored in your computer for this purpose. Consent to this may only be given by users who are older than 13. If you are younger, then we ask you to ask your guardians for advice. Click here if you wish to revoke your consent:  

6. Miscellaneous

6.1 You can be given information about your stored data at any time without having to give a reason, subject to legal requirements. You can block, correct or delete your data that was collected by us at any time. You can also revoke your consent to data collection and use at any time without giving any reasons. Please note that this might also result in the loss of the services from us that you require (competitions, newsletters, etc.). You can apply for this at: dataprotection@pieps.com

6.2 Take note of the data usage described above whenever you use our website. This data protection declaration is immediately valid and it replaces all previous declarations. This data protection declaration may be updated from time to time with regard to legal, technical or business developments. We will take reasonable steps to inform you of the importance of any changes made.

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(last updated on 23.05.2018)