DATA PRIVACY

1. Data protection at PCS Systemtechnik GmbH

PCS Systemtechnik GmbH is committed to protecting your personal data and takes this issue very seriously. We therefore take great care that everything we do conforms to data protection requirements.

You can always access our web pages without having to specify any personal data. We will only collect, store and use your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) of the Federal Republic of Germany. The following informs you about the nature, extent and purpose of our collection and use of data.

2. Collection and processing of data

Every access to our website and every retrieval of a file stored on our website will be logged. Data is stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following data is logged: name of the retrieved file, date and time of retrieval, data volume transferred, report on successful retrieval, web browser and domain from which the request originated.

In addition, the IP addresses of the computers from which the requests originate are logged. Personal data will only be collected if the website user voluntarily provides this information, e.g. in connection with a contact inquiry, newsletter request or an inquiry/registration for an event.

3. Use and sharing of personal data

If a user of our website has provided personal data, we will only use this personal data for answering the website user’s inquiries and for technical administration purposes. It may be necessary for us to share your data with third parties for order processing purposes or answering inquiries. We will, however, never share your data for advertising purposes or analysis of your personal information.

The user of the website is entitled to withdraw any consent given at any time with effect for the future. Stored personal data is deleted if the website user and/or customer revokes consent to its storage, if knowledge thereof is no longer required to fulfil the purpose of storage or if the storage is inadmissible for any other statutory reason. Data for billing or accounting purposes shall not be affected by a request for deletion.

4. Newsletter

You can obtain PCS Systemtechnik GmbH’s newsletter free of charge. To register for our newsletter, you will need to provide your email address, name, postal code, and, if applicable, company name. You will only receive our newsletter once you have registered online and we have verified that the email address stated belongs to you. 

For this purpose, we offer a double opt-in procedure handled by email service provider Mailjet. The personal data provided will only be used for the targeted distribution of PCS Systemtechnik GmbH’s newsletter. The data will not be shared with third parties.

Each newsletter offers the option to cancel the user’s subscription simply by clicking on an unsubscribe link. As soon as the user unsubscribes, consent to using his or her personal data for sending the newsletter is revoked. The user can unsubscribe at any time.

5. Contact form and repair form

Personal data provided in the contact and repair forms (name, email address, telephone number, etc.) is supplied by the user on a voluntary basis to enable PCS Systemtechnik GmbH to respond to the user’s request. PCS Systemtechnik GmbH will store the data in order to be able to process and respond to the requests. It may be necessary for us to share your data with third parties for order processing purposes or answering inquiries. We will, however, never share your data for advertising purposes or analysis of your personal information.

If the user supplies his or her telephone number in a contact form, repair form or email inquiry, he or she thereby authorizes PCS Systemtechnik GmbH to give him or her a call.

Data from the contact and repair forms are forwarded to us by our provider via email.

6. Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies.

A cookie is a text file sent when a website is visited and cached on the website user’s and/or customer’s hard disk.
If the respective server of our website is again accessed by the website user and/or customer, the user’s and/or customer’s web browser sends the cookie previously received back to the server.

The server can then evaluate the information obtained by this procedure in various ways.
Cookies may, for example, control advertising displayed on the website or simplify navigation on the website.
If the website user and/or customer wants to prevent the use of cookies, this can be done by locally changing the settings in the computer’s web browser (the program used to open and view websites, e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari). 

7. Web Analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use 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. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser Add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click the link below in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you'll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies. Link:

8. Use of Google AdWords

On our website, we use Google AdWords which is an online advertising program provided by Google Inc. Conversion tracking can be used at the same time. By means of this tool Google AdWords places a cookie on your device if you access our website through a Google advertisement. It does not serve to trace individuals. Should you visit our website as a user and the cookie is still working, we and Google can both see that you have clicked on the advertisement and were forwarded to our website. A different cookie is allocated to every Google AdWords customer. This means that cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. Conversion statistics are compiled for AdWords customers with the data collected using conversion cookies. These allow us as a customer to find out the total number of users who have clicked on our ad and who were then forwarded to a website which has a conversion tracking tag. During this process we do not receive any information that we could use to personally identify you as a user. Should you refuse to accept the tracking procedure, the Google conversion tracking cookie can be deactivated via your Internet browser.

If necessary, use the help function of your browser for further information.

For further details, please refer to Google’s privacy policy under http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

9. Use of Google remarketing

This website can use the remarketing function of Google Inc. (“Google”). This function serves to present interest-based advertising to visitors of our website within the framework of Google’s advertising network. The website visitor’s browser stores what are referred to as “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable the visitor to be recognized again when he accesses websites that are part of Google’s advertising network. Advertisements relating to contents that visitors using the remarketing function of Google accessed on websites previously can then be presented to visitors on those websites.

According to the information provided by Google, it does not collect any personal data in the process. Should you nevertheless not wish to use Google’s remarketing function, you can generally deactivate it by entering settings to this effect under http://www.google.com/settings/ads.

Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies for interest-based advertising via the advertising network initiative by following the instructions given under http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Further information on Google remarketing and on the privacy statement of Google is available under: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

10. Use of WiredMinds

We use products of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this Web site.

We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to WiredMinds or WiredMinds gathers this data directly. WiredMinds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time:

11. Use of Youtube Videos

We use YouTube as a provider to integrate videos on our website.

If you access pages with integrated YouTube videos on our website, a connection will automatically be set up to YouTube servers via a plugin. When the plugin is activated, the following data are transmitted to YouTube:

  • which page of our website you have accessed
  • If you have a YouTube account and are logged into it: The webpage visited and the video viewed will be allocated to your user account

You can avoid this allocation by logging off from your YouTube user account and other user accounts of YouTube LLC and Google Inc. before using our website and by deleting the cookies of these firms.

YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC with its headquarters in
901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
YouTube is represented by Google Inc. with its headquarters in
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Further information on data processing and data protection by YouTube (Google) is available under www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/