Privacy Statement

General information on how your data is handled
we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Collect, processing and using your personal details is part of our service offer, as our aim is to provide user-friendly and customer-oriented services. The following information describes what information we collect from you and how we handle it. As a matter of principle we act in terms of the German Data Protection Act.

What data is collected?
As a matter of principle you can visit our website without disclosing your personal data to us. However we require you to register for certain services on our website, when we will ask for details such as your name and e-mail address. This data is called inventory data. Whenever possible we give you the opportunity to decide whether you want to disclose your data to us. However sometimes data is collected automatically. For example your computer automatically sends us information such as IP address, browser type or access times, when you use our website. This data is called usage data.

Inventory data
(1) Your personal data, insofar as these are necessary for this contractual relationship (inventory data) in terms of its establishment, organization of content and modifications, are used exclusively for fulfilling the contract. For goods to be delivered, for instance, your name and address must be relayed to the supplier of the goods.
(2) Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not passed on to third parties outside the scope of fulfilling this contract. After completion of the contract, your data are blocked against further use. After expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, these data are deleted unless you have expressly consented to their further use.

Web analysis with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP()”, IP addresses being truncated before further processing in order to rule out direct associations to persons.

Disable Google Analytics 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.

Information about cookies
“Cookies” are files deposited on your computer while you are visiting our website, and which your browser “memorises”. Cookies can be blocked by your browser so that, for example, only the page which has set them is permitted to read them. On your next visit to this site the cookie is sent from your browser to the server, e.g. to provide you with new contributions in your field of interest during this visit. If you do not want to use the benefits offered by cookies, you can simply delete them and deactivate the function in your browser. However, we will then not be able to offer you some of our website’s services. You can find more information on this in the Help function of your browser. In addition we use what are known as tracking pixels or GIF files to support online advertising and if required for the IVW-count. This enables us to evaluate how many visitors have been to our website and which advertisements they accessed. Information obtained through cookies or GIF files does not contain either your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the US. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website utilisation and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will in no instance associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the installation 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. Google also uses what are known as DART cookies to place advertising messages preferably matching the interests of the user on our pages. For this purpose your visits to pages with this feature are evaluated using the cookies set there. These cookies do not contain any personal data such as name, address, telephone number or email address. If you would like to find out more or would like to switch off this service, please click here: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html If you would like to look at or change what Google has detected, click here: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences

What does we.CONECT use your data for?
We use cookies for the distribution of advertising and for counting page visits in particular. In addition we can create pseudonymised usage profiles for the purposes of advertising, market- or opinion research or for designing our services to be tailored to market requirements. This enables us to examine our services for popularity and to continuously improve them. You are entitled to object to this usage at all times. In this case we ask you also to deactivate the cookies in your browser. We need your approval for further utilisation. Furthermore, we use anonymised utilisation statistics to illustrate our services to potential partners, advertising clients and other dialogue partners. Subject to your consent, we use your data for advertising purposes. You may revoke this consent at any time, which we point out to you when we contact you regarding advertising.

Does we.CONECT pass your data on to third parties?
We only pass your data on to companies to such clients of we.CONECT whose services you have viewed (e.g. the White Paper of a certain manufacturer) with your consent. When viewing the service you will recognise the company in question and will be able to decide whether you want to download this third party offer or not. This data is passed on for purposes of advertising and market- or opinion research only.

Social plug-ins from Facebook
We use social plug-ins from facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the supplement “Facebook Social Plug-in”. For example, if you click on the “Like” button or leave a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, Facebook makes your likes public for your Facebook friends. If you are logged into Facebook, it can assign the invocation of our page directly to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or don’t have a Facebook account, your browser sends information (e.g. which web pages you have called up, your IP address) which is then stored by Facebook. For details about handling of your personal data by Facebook and your related rights, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our Web sites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages.

Social plug-ins from Twitter
With Twitter and its Retweet functions, we use social plug-ins from Twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If you use Retweet, the websites visited by you are announced to third parties and associated with your Twitter account. Details about handling of your data by Twitter as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your personal information can be found in Twitter’s data privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy

Newsletter
Following subscription to the newsletter, your e-mail address is used for our own advertising purposes until you cancel the newsletter again. Cancellation is possible at any time. The following consent has been expressly granted by you separately, or possibly in the course of an ordering process: (Subscribe to Newsletter)

You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. If you no longer want to receive the newsletter, then unsubscribe as follows: (Unsubscribe Link in Newsletter, via E-Mail)

Disclosure
According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail address: (info@we-conect.com)

Handling of personal data is continuously monitored by us with reference to data protection regulations and adjusted if necessary. Please look regularly at our data protection declaration, which always shows our current policy for handling personal data. We will always announce any changes both there and in your user account.