This data protection declaration explains to users the nature, extent and the scope of the collection and usage of personal data on this website (hereinafter referred to as the “content”) by the responsible provider:
The legal basis relating to data protection is set forth in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Telemedia Act (TMG).
GrainCom GmbH is subject to the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), which fundamentally ensures the anonymity of users when they visit our website. If, in individual cases, your name, address or other personal information are required, then you will be made aware of this in advance. When you visit the website, GrainCom GmbH receives usage data which is stored for security purposes and possibly used to allow identification (for example, your IP address, date, time and pages viewed).
Access data/server log files
The provider (or his web space provider) collects data each time the content is accessed (so-called server log files). Such access data includes:
The name of the website visited, the file, date and time of the visit, the volume of data transferred, confirmation of successful retrieval of data, the browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited web page), IP address and the requesting domain.
The provider will only use the log files to perform statistical evaluations for the purpose of operating, securing and optimising the content. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently review the log files where, on the basis of on specific evidence, a justified suspicion exists that the content is being used in a manner that is unlawful.
Processing of personal data
Personal data means information which can be used to determine a person’s identity, i.e. details that can be traced back to a person. Such information includes the name, email address and telephone number. But information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites that people have visited is also considered to be personal data.
Personal data is only collected, processed and forwarded by the provider if this is legally permitted or if users grant their permission for such data to be collected.
When establishing contact with the provider (for instance via a contact form or by email) the user’s data is stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
We use the newsletter to inform you about our products and services.
If you wish to receive the newsletter, we need you to provide a valid email address plus information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner of the email address is in agreement with the receipt of the newsletter. This data is only required for sending the newsletter and will not be forwarded to third parties.
When you subscribe to the newsletter we store your IP address and the date of subscription. The sole purpose of storing this information is to provide verification in the event that a third party misuses an email address and subscribes to the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised owner of the email address.
You may cancel your permission to store your data and email address – together with their use for the purpose of sending the newsletter – at any time. You can cancel via a link in the newsletter itself, on your account profile page or by sending a message to the contacts stated above.
Inclusion of third party services and content
It is possible that third party content may be included on the website, for instance YouTube videos, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This requires that the providers of such content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) detect the user’s IP address. Without the IP address, you would not be able to send the contents to the individual users’ browsers. The IP address is therefore required to display these contents. We endeavour only to use such content for which the respective providers solely use the IP address for delivering content. However, we have no influence over whether third-party providers store the IP address – for statistical purposes for example. We will inform users should we detect such action.
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
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://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).