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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Sensus and its operating divisions and subsidiaries (collectively “Sensus”) maintain and operate this and other websites (collectively the “Sensus Sites”) and are sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. Accordingly, Sensus believes that you should know our online information practices, the kinds of information we may collect and how we intend to use this information.

We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy. It is usually possible to use our website without providing personal information. Personally identifiable information is collected on Sensus Sites if you voluntarily choose to provide it. Such personally identifiable information may include your name and/or that of your employer, address, telephone number and email address. If we are requesting personally identifiable information, we will try to let you know how we will use the information at the time we collect it from you, but before you provide it to us. However, data transmissions over the Internet (e.g. email communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.

1.      Cookies

This website partially uses “cookies.” Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer. The cookies do not cause damages to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make the Sensus Sites more user-friendly, more efficient, and more secure.

Most cookies used on the Sensus Sites are “session cookies.” Session cookies will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your computer device. Those cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can adjust your browser that way in order to be informed when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website. In this context please also see our comments on our cookie policy: http://sensus.com/legal/cookie-policy/

2.      Server log files

The provider of the Sensus Sites automatically collects and stores in server log files certain information that your browser automatically transmits to us, such as

  • browser type/version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of query

This data cannot be associated with individual persons. A merging with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if reasonable evidences concerning illegal use become known.

3.      Contact form

If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, we will collect and store the information you enter, including any personally identifiable information, for the purpose of dealing with your inquiry and in case of additional inquiries.

4.      Email

If you communicate with us by email, we will collect and store your email address for the purpose of dealing with your inquiry and in case of additional inquiries.

5.      Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require your email address as well as information to allow us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to the reception of the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use this data exclusively for the sending of the requested information and do not transmit them to third parties.

The given permission to the storage of the data, the email address as well as the use of such for the purpose of sending the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time via the “Unsubscribe” link within the newsletter.

6.      Registration with this website

You can register with this website to be able to use additional functions on this website. The data entered for this purpose will only be used for purpose of use of the respective offer or service for which you have registered.

We also use the provided email address to inform you about important changes, such as change of the offer range or in case of technical changes.

7.      Processing of data (customer data and contract data)

We collect, process and use personally identifiable information only as far as necessary for the establishment, content-related arrangement or change of the legal relationship (stock data). We only collect, process and use personally identifiable data about the use of our websites (usage data) insofar it is necessary for enabling, improving or invoicing the use of the service.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. No personal information gathered will be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering you information upon your request. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, coordinating events and seminars, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.  We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses, such as improving the Site.

8.      Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to be informed about your personally identifiable information, their origin and addressee and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions and questions concerning person-related data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the Legal Notice/Impressum.

9.      Objection to commercial mails

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Notice/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.

10.      Digital Audience Measurements

Our website uses the “Digital Audience Measurements” for the determination of statistical characteristics for the use of our offers. Anonymous measured values are collected. For the detection of computer systems, the Digital Audience Measurements uses either a cookie with the identifier “ioam.de”, a local storage object or a signature, which is generated from various automatically transmitted information from your browser. IP addresses are processed only in an anonymous form.

The purpose of the measurement is to determine the usage intensity and the number of users of a website statistically. At no time individual users are identified. Your identity is always protected.

You can contradict the data processing by the Digital Audience Measurements under the following link: http://optout.ioam.de

11.  Third-Party Services

a.      Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics

The Sensus Sites may use Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Provider of these services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your Internet Protocol (IP) address) is sent to and stored at a Google server in the USA.

If the IP-anonymization is activated on the Sensus Sites, your IP address will be shortened within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your complete IP address be transmitted to a server in the USA and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to the use of this websites by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link, which will cause an Opt-Out-Cookie to be placed on your computer that prevents future data collection when visiting our website: Disable Google Analytics

b.      Privacy Policy for the use of etracker

The Sensus Sites may use the analysis service of etracker, provided by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg Germany, which enables creation of pseudonymous user profiles. This service may use cookies, small text files that are stored locally in the buffer store of your internet browser. The cookies enable the service to recognize your browser. The data collected by etracker will not be used to personally identify users of the Sensus Sites and will not be merged with personally identifiable data about the owner of the pseudonym without explicit permission of the involved user.

You may object to the collection and use of data at any time with effect to the future. In order to object to the data collection and use, you can obtain an Opt-Out-Cookie, which secures that no visitor data of your browser will be collected from and stored by etracker in the future, from etracker under the following link: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb&languageId=2

By this an Opt-Out-Cookie named “cntcookie” will be placed by etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish to uphold your objection. You may find additional information in the Privacy Policy of etracker under https://www.etracker.com/en/data-protection.html

c.       Privacy Policy for the use of Piwik

The Sensus Sites may use Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical evaluation of visitor access. Piwik uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this online offer will be stored on the servers of the provider. The IP address will be made anonymous immediately after the processing and before its storage.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that you might not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extend in this case.

If you object to the use of your data, you may deactivate the storage and use here. In this case an Opt-Out-Cookie will be placed the prevent Piwik from storing the usage data. If you delete your cookies, also the Opt-Out-Cookie will be deleted. On the next visit of our websites Opt-Out has to be activated again.

d.      Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like Button)

The Sensus Sites may include plugins of the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025 USA. You can recognize these plugins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please see here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit the Sensus Sites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established through this plugin, which passes to Facebook information that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account, you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account. We would like to point out that we as providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

e.       Privacy Policy for the use of Twitter

The Sensus Sites may integrate with certain functions of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA. By using Twitter, as well as the “Re-Tweet” function, websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and posted to other users. In doing so, data will be transmitted to Twitter.

We would like to point out that we as providers of this websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of those data. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy.

The privacy settings of your Twitter account can be adjusted under http://twitter.com/account/settings

f.       Privacy Policy for the use of Google +1

The Sensus Sites may integrate the Google +1 service, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

By using the Google +1 button you may publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personal-related contents from Google and its partners. Google stores the information that you have voted +1 for contents as well as information about the website that you were visiting as you clicked the +1 button. Your +1 vote(s) may be published or displayed as notices together with your profile name and your picture at Google services, such as search results, your Google profile or at other places on websites.

Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve the Google services for you and others. To be able to use the Google +1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the user name chosen for this profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases, this name may be replaced by another name which you used when sharing contents via your Google account. The ID of your Google account can be displayed to users who know your email address or possess any other information identifying you.

Besides the above mentioned designated purposes, the details provided by you are treated according to current Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarized statistics about +1 activities of users or pass those statistics on to users and contractual partners like publishers, advertisers or linked websites, respectively.

g.      Privacy Policy for the use of Instagram

The Sensus Sites may embed certain functions of Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025 USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link contents of the Sensus Sites to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. By this, Instagram will associate the visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram. For further information, please review the Privacy Policy of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

h.      Privacy Policy for the use of LinkedIn

The Sensus Sites may use functions of the network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. On every access to one of our websites which contain LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn will be established. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you click the “recommend” button of LinkedIn while logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn. For further information, please review the Privacy Policy of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

i.        Privacy Policy for the use of Pinterest

The Sensus Sites may use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-4904 USA (“Pinterest”). If you access a website which contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin in transmits protocol data to the servers of Pinterest in the USA. This protocol data might contain your IP address, the address of the visited website, type and setting of the browser, date and time of query, your way of using Pinterest, as well as cookies.

For further information concerning purpose, extend and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your respective rights and possibilities for the protection of your privacy, please read the Privacy Policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

j.        Privacy Policy for the use of Xing

The Sensus Sites may use functions of the network XING, provided by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg. Accessing a Sensus Site that uses the functions of XING causes a connection to the servers of XING to be established. According to our present state knowledge, the storage of personally identifiable data does not take place, no IP addresses will be stored, and no usage behavior be evaluated. For further information concerning data protection and the XING share button, please read the Privacy Policy of XING under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

k.      Privacy Policy for the use of Tumblr

The Sensus Sites may use certain services of Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010 USA. These services enable you to share a posting or a website on Tumblr or to follow the originator on Tumblr. If you access our website containing Tumblr buttons, the browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Tumblr. We have no influence on the extent of date that are collected and transmitted by Tumblr through the aid of this plugin. According to the latest state of knowledge, IP addresses as well as the URL of the respective website will be transmitted. Further information can be found in privacy policy of Tumblr under https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.

l.        Privacy Policy for the use of YouTube

The Sensus Sites may use plugins of the Google-operated website YouTube, provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 USA.  If you visit one of our website having a YouTube-plugin embedded, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server will then be submitted the information that you have visited our websites.

If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing behavior with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube.

You find further information concerning the treatment of user data in the Privacy Policy of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

m.    Privacy Policy for the use of Google AdSense

The Sensus Sites use Google AdSense, a service to embed commercial information provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

Google AdSense uses “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses “web beacons” (invisible images). These web beacons help to process information, such as visitor traffic on this website.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons about your use of the Sensus Sites, including your IP address and advertising formats, is sent to and stored at a Google server in the USA. Google may also transfer this information to their contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored at Google.

You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of the Sensus Sites. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the collected information by Google, according to the above-mentioned purpose.

n.      Privacy Policy for the use of Google Analytics Remarketing

The Sensus Sites use retargeting technologies by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

This enables us to provide you with customized, interest-related commercial information. The display of commercials takes place according to the cookie-based analysis of previous usage and browsing behavior. According to our present state of knowledge, no personally identifiable data will be stored when visiting our website. On access, a cookie will be placed to collect anonymous data about interests of the user and so to adapt commercials to such information. These cookies are small text files which will be stored onto your computer or terminal device.

You can permanently object to the use of cookies for retargeting by deactivating customized commercials by Google here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/

Further information and data protection regulations you find in Google’s Privacy Policy under http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

11.  Changes

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes on this page. This Policy was last updated on December 1, 2016.

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