Privacy policy

The controller as defined by data protection legislation is:

Carbon Composites e.V.

Collection of general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is collected automatically. This information (server log files) includes details such as the name of your web browser, the operating system you use and the domain name of your internet service provider. None of these kinds of information can be used to identify you as a person. This information is required for technical reasons to provide you with the web page content you have requested, and is therefore part and parcel of using the internet. We perform statistical analyses on this kind of anonymous information, so as to optimise our website and the technology that is used to operate it.

Cookies

Like many other websites, our website also uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard disk. These files automatically provide us with certain kinds of data such as your IP address, the browser you use, your computer’s operating system and your internet connection.

Cookies cannot be used to execute programs or spread viruses onto a computer. We can use the data in these cookies to help you find your way around our website and ensure that you are shown the right version of our website.

We do not share the data we collect with third parties, nor do we link this data with personal data without your explicit consent.

You can of course visit our website without using cookies. Web browsers are usually set up to accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time by changing your browser’s settings. To do so, please consult your browser’s help system to find out how to change these settings. Please note: if you deactivate the use of cookies, you may find that some of the functionality offered by our website is then no longer available.

SSL encryption

To ensure your data is secure during transfer, we use the very latest recommended encryption techniques (e.g. SSL) as well as the HTTPS protocol.

Contact form

If you contact us by email or by using our contact form, the details you provide us with are stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry, including any follow-up questions we may have.

Erasure or blocking of your data

We obey the principles of ‘data avoidance’ and ‘data minimisation’. We therefore save your personal data only for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as required by the various retention periods that are prescribed in the relevant legislation. Once these purposes no longer apply or the retention periods expire, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or erased as required by the provisions of the law.

Use of Matomo/Piwik

This website uses Matomo/Piwik, which is open source software for the statistical analysis of website traffic. Matomo/Piwik uses ‘cookies’: these are text files that are saved onto your computer and which permit an analysis of your usage of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is stored on a server that is located in Germany.

The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is stored. You have the option of preventing the cookie being saved to your computer by changing settings in your browser software. Please be advised that if you change these settings, some functionality offered by this website may then no longer be available.

You can decide here whether to allow the storage of a unique web analysis cookie in your browser, so as to make it possible for the website operator to collect and analyse a range of statistical data.

Use of script libraries (Google fonts)

To ensure that our content is shown correctly and appealingly across all brands of web browser, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google fonts (https://fonts.google.com/) on this website. To avoid multiple loading of the same fonts, Google fonts are loaded into your browser’s cache. If your browser does not support Google fonts or has blocked access, then content will be shown in a default font.

Accessing script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the provider of this library. It is theoretically possible (although currently unclear whether this is done and for what purposes) for providers of these libraries to collect data about their use.

The privacy policy of the library provider Google can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps API for the visual presentation of geographical information. When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and utilises data about the use of mapping functionality by visitors. For more information about how data is processed by Google, please consult the relevant Google privacy policies. You can also use Google’s Privacy Checkup to change your personal data protection settings.

Please see this link for detailed instructions about how to manage your personal data when using Google products.

Google reCAPTCHA

To protect our web pages and forms, we use the reCAPTCHA service provided by the company Google Inc. (‘Google’). This service includes sending your IP address and other data that may be required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. These items of data are covered by the separate privacy policies published by Google. For more information about the Google captcha privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed videos from YouTube into some of our web pages. The provider of the corresponding plugin is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you a visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection is made to servers operated by YouTube. YouTube is also notified of the pages that you have visited. If you are logged into your personal YouTube account, YouTube can link your surfing history to your account. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting the page.

When a YouTube video starts, the provider sets cookies that gather data about user behaviour.

If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for Google ad services in your browser, then no cookies of this kind will be saved when you view YouTube videos. However, YouTube also uses other cookies to store other kinds of non-personal usage data. If you want to prevent this as well, you will need to stop your browser from storing cookies.

For further information about data protection and YouTube, please consult the provider’s privacy policy, which is available from https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, erasure and objection

You have the right to request information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking and erasure of your personal data (where permitted by data retention regulations prescribed for business purposes). To do so, please contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO). Contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

To ensure that blocking of your data can be performed at any time, this data must be held in a blocking file for monitoring purposes. You can also request the erasure of your data, in cases where we are not required by law to archive your data. If we are required to do so, we can block your data instead on request.

You can also ask us to correct your data or withdraw your consent to our use with future effect by sending us an appropriate notification.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy from time to time to ensure that it remains compliant with current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services that affect our privacy policy – such as the launch of a new service. This new privacy policy then applies when you visit our site again.

Enquiries about our privacy policy

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please email us or contact our Data Protection Officer directly:
Roland Mair, datenschutz@carbon-composites.eu