Data Protection

Scope of Activities

This data protection statement informs the users about the kind, extent, and purpose of collection and usage of personal data by the responsible operator [ALPHA GmbH, Advanced Experience and Certification Center, Markt 19, 09111 Chemnitz, Germany, info@ALPHA-cis.com, +49 371 6665840] thru this website (see "Offers" below).

The legal reasons for data protection are set forth by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and by the Telecommunication Media Act (TMG).

Acceptance Data / Server Log Files

The operator (or its Internet service provider) shall collect the data containing any reference to the products on offer (so called server log files). The following information is viewed as part of the product reference data:

Name of the website, data, database, date and time of application, volume of data transmitted, successful application notifications, type and version of browser, user's operating system, URL (previously visited websites), IP address and the requested provider.

The operator shall use the protocol data only for statistical assessment for the purposes of usage, security, and optimization of the offers. However, the operator reserves the right to additionally check the protocols if specific initial data provide reasons for substantiated suspicion about any illegal use.

Personal Data Management

Personal data is the information that can be used to identify a person and also the data that can be used to trace a person back. Such information contains full name and last name, web address and telephone number. However, personal data also comprise preferences, hobbies, memberships or visited websites.

The operator shall only collect, use or disclose any personal data in the cases envisaged by the law or when the user gives his or her consent to the collection of such data.

Handling of Negotiations

When negotiating with a representative (e.g., using a contact document form or electronic mail service), the user data shall be stored for the purposes of processing and for the use in the cases where additional issues may arise.

Introduction of Third Party Services and Contents

It may occur that third party content is related to an application, for instance, a video footage from YouTube, GoogleMaps material, RSS newscasts or graphics from some other websites. This always means that the operators of such content (hereinafter, the "third party operators") may see the IP addresses of the relevant users since they are not able to send their own content into a user's browser without knowing a user's IP address. Therefore, IP address is required for the visualization of the said content. We try to use only the content where the relevant operators use IP addresses only for sending their own content to the users. However, we cannot provide any guarantee that any third party operators do not save IP addresses, for example, for the purposes of statistical analysis. We notify our users of such situations as soon as we learn about them by ourselves.

Cookie Files

The cookies are the small files that enable a user's internet access device (PC, smartphone, etc.) to store the specific information pertaining to this very device. Such files provide convenience when using various websites (for instance, by storing the credentials for access). Besides, such files ensure the storage of the statistical data about the visited websites and can also analyze them in order to optimize the relevant requests. Users may change the settings of their cookie files. Most internet browsers have the option of restricting or completely disabling the storage of cookie files. In any case, it must be emphasized that the usage and, in particular, the convenience of web browsing is limited without the activation of cookie files.

You can manage various coolie files of companies' online applications at the United States webpage at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or at the EU webpage at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/

Google Analytics

This service is used by the analysts of Google, Inc. (Google). The Google analysts use the so called 'cookie files' (cookies), which are the text data stored on a user's computer and enable the analysis of the webpages visited by the user. The information about a user's visit to a particular webpage, which is formed by the relevant cookies, is, as a rule, transmitted to and stored on the Google server in the USA.

However, in the event that the anonymity option for the IP address at this website is activated, the collection of information about the IP addresses of Google users shall be limited in the European Union member states or in the member states of the European Economic Community. Only in exceptional cases, the IP addresses shall be fully disclosed to and stored by the Google servers in the USA. This website has the IP address anonymity option activated. On behalf of this website's operator, Google uses the information in order to assess the users' visits to this website, and to produce reports regarding the website activity, and to ensure that the operator can provide additional services related to the usage of the website and of the Internet.

In the framework of the Google analytics, the IP address related to your browser is not transmitted by Google to third parties. Users can disable the storage of the cookie files thru the relevant options in their web browsers; however, the users should pay their attention to the fact that, in this case, they will not be able to use the entire set of functions on this website. Besides, users can disable the transmission to Google of the data, which are formed by cookie files and which provide the information about the browsing of the relevant webpages (including users' IP addresses), same as the information about the processing of such data by Google. For this purpose, users can download and install the plug-in for their web browsers available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Same as with the plug-in settings for a web browser on a computer or a mobile device, click on this web link to disable the future transmission of the data from this website to the Google analytics. In this case, your device will have the cookie files transmission disabled. If you deleted the cookie files, click on this web link once again.

References, Amendments, and Updates

Users are entitled to freely receive the reference information about the storage of their personal data at their own request. Users are also entitled to rectify incorrect data, to block, and to delete their personal data if such steps do not conflict with the legal obligations regarding data storage.

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