Data Protection Policy 2018-06-15T07:15:09+00:00

We at EL-NET Consulting AG would like to thank you for your interest in our company and welcome you to our website. The sensitive and responsible handling of personal data is a matter of utmost importance to us. Please note the following data protection policy.

I. Informational use of the website

The mere informative use of our website, that is, if you do not contact us by using the form on the website or otherwise share information with us, is generally possible without providing personal data. In this case, we will not collect any personally identifiable information, except for certain access data provided by your browser to enable you to visit the website. This enables us to continuously improve the information on our website. This access data includes, specifically, the operating system used, the browser type (including language and version), the anonymized IP address, the date and time of the visit, the content of the request (specific page), the transmitted data volume, the time and the website from which the request is received.

II. Collection and storage of personal data

If personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) are collected on our web pages, this is done on a voluntary basis. The data that we collect is shown on the respective input forms.
If you wish to contact us through our website, we process and store your message, along with your name and your e-mail address entered on the contact form to respond to your question or suggestion. Optionally, you can also specify your company, which we also store in this case. However, this option is indicated separately.
On the Internet, each device requires a unique address, or so-called IP address, to transmit data. For technical reasons, it is imperative that the complete IP address is stored at least temporarily. This does not enable immediate identifiability. We will, however, shorten IP addresses before processing and only process them anonymously. Complete IP addresses are not stored or processed by us on a long-term basis.

III. Use of personal data

Without your explicit consent, we use the data provided by you solely for handling and fulfilling the contract and for processing your inquiries according to the applicable regulations. We use your data confidentially. After completion of the contract, your data will be blocked for further use and will be deleted after expiration of the tax and commercial storage periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we are entitled to additional use of the data as permitted by law and which we will inform you about in this data protection statement.
We are permitted to provide competent authorities details from your personal data, in as much as they request this information for the purpose of complying with statutory requirements (for example, prosecution).

IV. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are text files that contain information and are stored on your computer or device. Cookies enable us to continuously improve the information on our website. The information stored in cookies is stored separately from any further personal data which may be provided to us. More specifically, data in cookies is not linked with your other personal data nor is personal data collected in cookies if you have not agreed to this.
If you wish, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your browser to learn how to change these settings. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all of the features on our website.
We use cookies on our website that are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These specifically include session cookies. These store a so-called session ID with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to a common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. These session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
In addition, we use cookies that are automatically deleted after a predetermined time period, which may vary according to the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time by going to the security settings of your browser.

V. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” or text files stored on your computer or device that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, by activating IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the activities on the website and to provide other services connected with the use of the website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google’s processing of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the following link to download and install the browser plugin: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to the browser plug-in mentioned above, and especially when using mobile devices, you can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this site: Click here to disable Google Analytics

The code “_anonymizeIp ()” will be added to Google Analytics on this website to enable an anonymous collection of IP addresses.

For further information on usage terms and privacy, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

VI. Social Media Plugins

We do not add social media plugins to our website. We only provide links to our presence on XING and LinkedIn on our website. If you access these links, the terms of use and data protection regulations of XING apply, which you can find at https://www.xing.com/terms and from LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/user-agreement and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .

VII. Google Maps and Google ReCAPTCHA

In the contact section of our website, we provide links to Google Maps for route planning and contact purposes. These links are subject to the Google Maps Terms of Service and Privacy which can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html.

As part of the contact form on our website we use Google reCAPTCHA to protect against spam messages. This service is specifically designed to ensure that contact is made exclusively by people and not computer programs. Through the use of Google reCAPTCHA, information about the use of our website, including your IP address, is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, by activating IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. Further information about Google ReCAPTCHA Terms of Service and Privacy, is available from https://www.google.com/intl/gb/policies/terms/ and from https://www.google.com/intl/gb/policies/privacy/.

VIII. Data security

We maintain the latest technical programs to ensure data security and, in particular, to protect your personal data against data transfer hazards and third-party access. These are consistently updated to the latest technologies. Our website uses SSL to encrypt your data.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, via e-mail) is subject to security breaches. Despite our precautionary measures, total protection of data against access by third parties or other risks is not possible.

IX. Information, correction, deletion, blocking and revocation

You have the right to ask us at any time, free of charge, about your data stored with us. You can also request information about the origin of the data, the recipients or categories of recipients who have received this data and the purpose of data storage.

In addition, you may have the right to correct, block, or delete the stored data. If a cancellation violates legal or contractual storage obligations, we will block the data.

You can revoke any consent to the use and storage of personal data at any time.

For further questions regarding data protection within EL-NET Consulting AG, or requests for information, correction, deletion, blocking or revocation, please contact our data protection officer:

Hans-Peter Wolf
Email: datenschutz@elnet.group