Privacy statement

To protect your privacy when using our website is very important to us.  The following privacy statement gives you an overview of how we ensure this protection and what type of data is collected for what purpose. 

Anonymous data collection, processing and use

In principle, it is not necessary to provide any personal data in order to use the Spheros websites. Spheros only collects and stores information your browser transmits to us. This is information such as browser type/version, operating system used, previously visited page, abbreviated IP address, time and the pages visited on our site. 

For Spheros this data cannot be assigned to a specific person, meaning that you as an individual user remain anonymous. This data will not be merged with other data sources. This data is only analyzed for statistical purposes.

Collection, processing and use of personal data

Spheros only collects personal data that you provide voluntarily for enquiries (e.g. when filling out a registration/contact form or when sending applications). Your data will only be processed or used for the relevant purpose. After having fully completed the relevant purpose, the data will be deleted insofar as there are no contractual or legal obligations to retain data. 

Access to this website as well as transfer of e-mails / contact forms to our server occurs unencrypted and therefore data may be transferred incompletely or be visible / readable to a third party. We therefore ask you to not transmit confidential data. Inquiries per e-mail / contact form we usually answer by e-mail. Should you object to this we kindly ask you to indicate so in your inquiry.

We reserve the right to pass on your data to our partners as part of processing your enquiries. Our partners have been bound by contract to comply with data protection provisions and are not third parties as defined in data protection law. In no event will the data collected be sold or passed on to third parties.

Right of cancellation and information

As the data subject, you may object to the use of your data with prospective effect. You also have the right to receive information on your data stored by us and on the purpose for storing that data.  Under certain conditions, you also have a right to correct, block and delete the data stored by us.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive by the browser without being prompted when surfing on the internet. The cookie means you will be recognized when revisiting the website without having to re-enter data that you already entered previously. The cookies we use are temporary session cookies and are automatically deleted after your visit. 

Browsers are usually configured to automatically accept cookies as a standard. However, you have the option to configure your browser to reject cookies or to provide prior notification. You may also delete cookies from your system at any time.

Notes on Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 

Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Questions and suggestions

For any questions and suggestions regarding data protection, please contact our Data Protection Officer by e-mail.
ahmet.erdem@spheros.de