PRIVACY POLICY FOR WEBSITES

LIQVIS is serious about protecting personal information and is committed to protecting the privacy of people visiting our sites. LIQVIS GmbH, Huttropstraße 60, 45138 Essen processes personal data collected when our websites are visited in accordance with the laws on data protection and data security of the Federal Republic of Germany, and is the responsible body in this regard. This privacy policy provides information on how LIQVIS handles data collected during your visit to our website.

Collection and processing of personal data

This privacy policy applies to all websites that refer to this privacy policy, including http://www.liqvis.de (collectively referred to as “LIQVIS.de”, “LIQVIS websites” or “our websites”).

Collection and processing of personal data

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Personal information refers to all information about your identity, such as your name, e-mail address and postal address. Unless you have agreed otherwise with LIQVIS, we collect only basic personal information that is necessary for our business relationship such as your name, job title, address, telephone number, e-mail address and other contact information. Such data will only be collected if you provide it to LIQVIS, for example when you order informational materials, subscribe to an e-mail information service, apply for a job online or participate in a survey or a competition. LIQVIS collects this data only directly from you and not from other third parties.

Use and disclosure of personal information

LIQVIS uses your personal information to respond to your request, process your order or give you access to special information or offers you have requested from us. For example, if you fill out an online contact form, LIQVIS will use that information to contact you regarding your interest in our services.

If necessary, LIQVIS also uses personal data of its customers and data of participants for marketing purposes if they have expressly consented to this. In this case, LIQVIS will use the contact information you provide to discuss your interest in our services and to provide you with information about the company, its subsidiaries and partner companies including promotions or events. For this purpose, it may also be necessary for LIQVIS to pass on your data to companies within the group or external service providers as part of contract data processing. For example, it may be necessary for LIQVIS to pass on customer data for Customer Relationship Management purposes.

LIQVIS will not sell your personal data or otherwise market or pass it on to third parties for their advertising purposes. If you have expressly given your consent for this, LIQVIS will share your information with its subsidiaries and partner companies so that they can contact you directly.

In principle, LIQVIS will process your data only within the European Union. Data transfers to third countries shall only occur as part of the administration of IT systems in accordance with the provisions on contract processing and only if a) the transmission is generally admissible and b) the special conditions for transmission to a third country are met; in particular, the data importer shall ensure an adequate level of data protection in accordance with EU standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors within the context of contract processing in third countries. This is based on the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act.

Duration of data retention

LIQVIS will store your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide the services or information you require and for the duration of our business relationship. In addition, we store your data only to the extent necessary to comply with statutory retention requirements. We will delete your data immediately when they are no longer needed for the purposes mentioned.

Freedom of choice

You have the freedom to decide what information you provide to LIQVIS. If you choose not to provide any information, some of the content on the LIQVIS website may not be accessible to you, or LIQVIS may not offer you some of its services.

Automatically collected information

When you access LIQVIS’s website, general (non-registration) information that is not personally identifiable, is collected in so-called server log files. The following information is saved automatically:

  • The shortened and thus anonymized IP address. Data reduction makes individual identification of the user impossible.
  • The website you last visited (referrer).
  • The websites you visited upon LIQVIS's offer.
  • The names of the files you accessed.
  • The date and time of access.
  • Your PC’s operating system and browser version.
  • Notes on web analysis.

Information on web analysis

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Provider of these services are Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information that the cookies generate about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Through IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will, however, be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there.

Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services related to website activity and Internet usage. Google uses pseudonyms for when doing this. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.
More information: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=com

Objection to tracking

You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics in the future by clicking the following link. Doing so, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed which prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics. In order for the objection to persist for future visits, your browser must accept persistent cookies.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by choosing the corresponding setting in your browser software, however if you do this then you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their fullest extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at this link.

Use of your IP address

Computers and devices connected to the Internet are assigned a unique number that is called their IP address. Because these numbers are typically assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country (province or city) that connects to the Internet via this computer. Google Analytics captures the IP addresses of website visitors. This allows website owners to analyse which parts of the world their visitors come from. This method is known as geotargeting of IP addresses.

Google Analytics will not pass on the actual IP address information to its customers. In addition, it masks IP addresses – website owners who use Google Analytics can set it so that instead of the entire IP address, only part of it is used for geotargeting. Website owners generally have access to the IP addresses of their website visitors, regardless of the use of Google Analytics.

Cookies

This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damages to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our offer more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.

So-called session cookies are used on the website LIQVIS.de and all associated subdomains to offer users more convenience. For example, visitors to LIQVIS websites can continue with an order for a brochure that they have started even after temporarily switching to another page without having to re-enter their own data. A session cookie is also used for web analysis.

At no time will personal data be stored in a cookie.

Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies, however you can disable this setting to store cookies or set your browser to notify you before storing cookies, however if you do not accept cookies then you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their fullest extent.

Security

LIQVIS takes precautions to protect your personal information from loss, destruction, falsification, tampering and unauthorized access. In this regard, we act in accordance with the legal data protection regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany. However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.

Children

LIQVIS encourages all parents and guardians to educate their children about safe and responsible use of personal information on the Internet. Children under the age of 16 may not submit personal information to the LIQVIS website without the consent of their parent or legal guardian. LIQVIS does not knowingly collect, use or in any unauthorized way or disclose personal information regarding children to third parties.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Policy applies to the LIQVIS website LIQVIS.de. The pages of this website may contain links to other providers within and outside the LIQVIS GmbH that do not fall within the scope of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that once you leave this website, you carefully read the privacy policy of each website that collects personally identifiable information.

Integration of social networks

We incorporate the content of our official channels on YouTube in various places on our website LIQVIS.de. It is possible for the companies that run these social networks (YouTube LLC) to determine what content you have visited on LIQVIS.de. In particular, if you are also logged in to one of the listed pages with your personal profile, the social network operator(s) can assign the information to your account.

In order to prevent the operators of the above-mentioned social networks from collecting the above-mentioned data when you visit our website, you should log out of the relevant social network before visiting our page and, where necessary, delete any existing cookies. To prevent YouTube from gaining general access to your data on our and other websites, you can make use of social plug-ins through an add-on for your browser (e.g. Disconnect).

YouTube with expanded data protection integration

Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube platform, which is being operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on our website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website visitor. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.
For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Your rights

You have the right to obtain information regarding your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to rectify, block or delete this data at any time and free of charge.

You can therefore request a copy of the data we store about you. LIQVIS reserves the right to charge you a small fee if you make disproportionate use of this right. If you wish to transfer your data to another responsible entity, LIQVIS will provide you with the data you have submitted to LIQVIS in a machine-readable format free of charge.

To exercise this right, please provide us with a description of the data concerned and include your name, customer number and date of birth. If necessary, LIQVIS will ask you for further proof of identity in order to protect your personal information from unauthorized access.

If you have any questions or complaints regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us at the following e-mail address or via the contact details provided in the imprint: info@liqvis.de

If you believe that we have not complied with the law in processing your data, or otherwise violated your rights to privacy in any way, you can contact the data protection supervisory authority of your country.

Objection to commercial mails

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Note/Impressum. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam mails etc.

Notification of changes

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 24. May 2018. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be announced in this Privacy Policy, on our website and in other appropriate places.