Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously at Public Footprint GmbH. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection requirements and this privacy policy.

You can usually use our website without providing any personal data about yourself.

We would like to point out that transferring data over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can be vulnerable to security gaps. Fully protecting data against unauthorised access by third-parties is impossible.

The following statement provides you with an overview of how we ensure your personal data stays protected and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.

 

Data Processing on this Website

In its server log files, Public Footprint GmbH automatically collects and stores information that your browser sends us. The information we currently log comprises:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referral URL (the website you previously visited that referred you to our website)
  • The host name of the computer accessing our website (IP address)
  • The time of the server request

Subject to immediate change without notice.

It is impossible to associate the data we log with any one person. Nor is it merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to perform a retrospective analysis of this data if we become aware of specific evidence of its unlawful use.

 

Cookies

This website makes use of what are referred to as ‚cookies‘. Cookies in no way harm your computer and do not contain viruses. We use cookies to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are made up of small text files, which are stored on your computer and used by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are what are known as ’session cookies‘. They are automatically deleted once you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can set your browser to inform you that cookies are being used. You can also enable cookies in individual cases only, enable the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or generally rule out the use of cookies altogether and automatically delete them when you close your browser. If you disable cookies, it may limit your ability to use this website to its full extent.

 

Privacy Statement on the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses what are referred to as ‚cookies‘. These are text files, which are stored on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information on how you use our website, generated by the cookie, is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address is truncated by Google if it is located within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google uses this information to evaluate how you use a website, on behalf of its operator, in order to compile reports on website activity to provide the website operator with website and internet-related services. As a part of the Google Analytics service, the IP address transferred by your browser is not merged with other data from Google.

You can reject the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; we would like to point out that by doing so you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. By downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the link below, you can also prevent the data the cookie generates concerning your website use (incl. your IP address) from being transferred to Google and Google processing it: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

Privacy Statement on the Use of Facebook Plug-ins (‚Like‘ Button)

Our website integrates plug-ins from the social network Facebook, a service from Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plug-in by the Facebook logo or ‚Like‘ button on the respective pages. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins/

When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This informs Facebook that you have visited our website with your IP address. You can link the contents of our website to your Facebook profile by clicking on the Facebook „Like“ button while you are logged into your Facebook account. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of this website, we have no knowledge or information about how Facebook uses this data. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Log out of your Facebook account first if you want to prevent Facebook associating your visit to our website with your Facebook account.

 

Privacy Statement on the Use of Twitter

Twitter features are integrated into our website pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using Twitter and the ‚Re-Tweet‘ option links the websites you visit to your Twitter account and makes them known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of this website, we have no knowledge or information about how Twitter uses this data. For more information, please refer to the Twitter privacy policy at: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Privacy Statement on the Use of LinkedIn

Our website uses feature of the LinkedIn network. LinkedIn is a service provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A connection to the LinkedIn servers is established every time one of our website pages containing LinkedIn features is called up. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the „Recommend“ button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our website with your LinkedIn account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of this website, we have no knowledge or information about how LinkedIn uses this data.

For more information, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

 

Privacy Statement the Use of Xing

Our website uses features of the XING network. XING is a service provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. A connection to Xing servers is established every time one of our website pages containing Xing features is called up. To our knowledge, your personal data is not stored when this takes place. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behaviour analysed.

For further information on data protection and the Xing ‚Share‘ button, please refer to the Xing privacy policy at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

 

Links to other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether the operators of these website adhere to the pertinent data protection regulations.

 

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time concerning personal data stored on your person. This includes information on its origin, to whom it was sent, the purpose of its processing, and also the right to rectify, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time using the address provided in the Legal Notice if you have any questions concerning this or other issues relating to personal data.

 

Objection to Promotional Emails

We hereby prohibit the use of the contact data published, as part of our duty to provide a legal notice on this website, for sending unsolicited advertisements and information material. The operators of these pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited promotional information, such as spam, is sent out.