Data Privacy

This legal notice applies to semcona.de as well as to our microsite sophy.berlin.

We take the privacy of your personal data very seriously. All of the data collected on our website are of course handled as required by law. If you have questions about data privacy, please feel free to contact us at kontakt [at] semcona [dot] de.

Data Privacy and Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google). Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies,” text data stored on your computer that make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information generated about your use of the site is ordinarily transferred to a server in the USA and stored there. If IP Anonymizing is used on this site, Google abbreviates your IP address when it is transmitted among member states of the European Union and other signatories of the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases is your full IP address transmitted to a server in the USA. There it is also abbreviated. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google uses this information to evaluate how you use the site and provides reports and other services for the operator about overall site usage. Google Analytics does not link your IP address with other collected data.

You can prevent your browser from storing cookies by adjusting your browser Preferences accordingly. But we want to make you aware that without cookies, you won’t be able to take advantage of all the features of this website. To get an idea of the data generated by the cookie in connection with your use of this site and how this data is handled by Google, along with your IP address, go to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de and install the browser plugin available there.

You can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing your information by clicking on the following link, which sets an opt-out cookie to prevent future capture of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics

For more information on terms of use and data privacy, go to http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. This website has expanded the Google Analytics code under gat._anonymizeIp(); in order to insure the anonymous capture of IP addresses in what is known as IP masking.

Data Privacy and Facebook Plugins (Like Button)

Our web pages work with Facebook plugins provided by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). You’ll recognize the plugins in the Facebook logo and Like buttons on our site. For an overview of plugins, go to http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook learns from this that you’ve visited our site from your IP address. When you click the Facebook Like button while you’re logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook page. Facebook thus records your visit to our site in your user account information. Please note that as a host site we have no knowledge of what data is transmitted to Facebook or how it is used. More information about this is available from Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you want Facebook not to record your visit to our site in your Facebook user account information, just log out of Facebook.

Data Privacy and Google+1

Our web pages use functionality provided by Google+1 (Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

Capture and transfer of information: With the help of the Google+1 control interface you can publish information worldwide. Using Google+1 you and other users can get personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you’ve provided for +1 as well as information about the pages you’ve visited. Your +1 together with your profile name and photo can be inserted as recommendations in Google services as well as in search results, your Google profile, or on +1-enabled websites and Internet ads. Google keeps track of your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for yourself and others. To use Google+1 controls, you need a worldwide, public Google profile that at least contains the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name you’ve used to divvy up content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile is accessible to users who know your email address or have access to other identifying information about you.

Use of captured information: In addition to the applications just described, information you provide is utilized according to applicable Google Privacy Rules. Google may publish or transmit statistics about the +1 activities of its users to other users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Data Privacy and LinkedIn

Our websites use functionality provided by LinkedIn (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Each time one of our LinkedIn-enabled sites is accessed, a connection is made to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is thus informed that you’ve visited on site from your IP address. When you click the Recommend button for LinkedIn and you’re logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn records your visit to our site in your user account information. Please note that as a host site we have no knowledge of what data is transmitted to LinkedIn or how it is used.

More information about this is available from LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Data Privacy and Twitter

Our websites incorporate functionality from Twitter (1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). When you “retweet” something from one of our sites, Twitter captures that information and makes other users aware of your visit to the site. Please note that as a host site we have no knowledge of what data is transmitted to Twitter or how it is used. More information about this is available from Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your Twitter data privacy settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings .

Data Privacy and XING

Our websites use functionality from XING (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany). Each time one of our XING-enabled sites is accessed, a connection is made to XING servers. As far as we’re aware, none of your personal data, including your IP address or how you use the site, is stored by XING.

For more information about data privacy and the XING Share button, go to https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Data Privacy and YouTube

Our websites incorporate YouTube videos in “expanded data protection mode.” This functionality is provided by Google Inc. (1600, Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Each time you access one of our pages containing YouTube functionality, a connection is made to servers at Google and the DoubleClick network. Clicking on a video triggers further data processing. Please note that as a host site we have no knowledge of what data is transmitted to Google or how it is used. More information about this is available from Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Contact Form

If you’ve gotten in touch with us through our Contact Form, your responses, including your contact data, are stored so that we can handle your request and get in touch with you as needed. We do not provide this information to others without your permission.

shariff-Modul from heise.de

Our sites utilize shariff-Modul from heise.de for greater privacy protection in connection with social media buttons. More information is available at http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html.

Reference: eRecht24 Disclaimer