Privacy statement

Privacy Statement

Protecting the individual’s privacy on the Internet is crucial to the future of Internet-based business and the move toward a true internet economy. KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the individual’s right to privacy. This statement outlines KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH's personal information handling practices for this website.
This Privacy Statement covers this website and all other sites that reference this Privacy Statement. Some KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH entities may have their own, possibly different, privacy statements. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each of the KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH websites you visit.

Global Privacy Fundamentals

Our privacy practices reflect current global principles and standards on handling personal information. These principles include notice of data use, choice of data use, data access, data integrity, security, onward transfer, and enforcement/oversight. KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH abides by the German Federal Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Consent

By using this website, you consent to the electronic collection and use of the information as described here. If KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH decides to make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will post the changes on this site so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it.
From time to time, as may be required by applicable law, we may also seek your explicit consent to process certain data and information collected on this website or volunteered by you.

Collection and Processing of Your Personal Data

To serve you better and understand your needs and interests,  KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH collects, exports, and uses personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable.
When you visit our website, we may record your IP address and use cookies and other Internet technologies (referred to below as "Automated Tools" and "Embedded Web Links") to gather general information about our visitors and their interests. The technologies used and the information collected are described in more detail below.
We may further collect and process any information and data that you volunteer to us, e.g. when you register for events, subscribe to newsletters, participate in online surveys, discussion groups or forums, or when you make purchases.

Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data

The information KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH collects to understand your needs and interests helps KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH deliver a consistent and personalized experience. KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH will use such information only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way specified at the time of collection. We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent unless this is otherwise permitted by law.

Some of the ways we may use your personal data include, but are not limited to:

  • To process your orders and deliver the products and services that you have ordered.
  • To keep you up to date on the latest service and product announcements, special offers, and other information. This may occasionally include information from other companies or business partners about products and services that can add value to the products of KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH.
  • To tailor information about our products and services to your individual needs, allowing us to provide you with specific information on products and services that may be of interest to you.
  • To provide the ability to contact you, and provide you with shipping and billing information, and to provide customer feedback and support.
  • To conduct questionnaires and surveys in order to provide better products and services to our customers and end users. Your completion of any questionnaires is voluntary.
  • To support recruitment inquiries.
  • To meet contractual obligations.

IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website, and to gather demographic information. We may also use IP addresses or other information you have shared on this website to determine which pages on our sites are being visited and topics that may be of interest so we can provide you with information about relevant products and services. Generally, KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH will aggregate such data only in an anonymous way and will not tie it to a particular individual unless he or she has given consent. When you visit our site, we recognize only your domain name.
KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH will only gather information related to your visit to the KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH website. We do not track or collect personal information from your visits to companies or entities outside the KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH group of companies.

Cookies

We use cookies to deliver personalized content, to save you having to re-enter your password repeatedly, to keep track of your shopping cart, and to tailor our information offerings to how you use the site.

Email Addresses

If you choose to give us your email address or submit it through our contact form, we will communicate with you via email. We do not share your email address with others outside the KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH group of companies. You can opt out from receiving future emails from KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH at any time.
Depending on how your email application is set up, information about you may be automatically transmitted to KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH when you send an email to KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH.

Shopping or Event Registration

Our site includes order forms that you fill out to request information, products, and services.

Sharing Your Personal Data

As a global company, KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH has a global web presence.
KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH may use the information in connection with processing your inquiries and orders and to help improve our products and services.
KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH may also share such information with business partners, service vendors, authorized third-party agents, or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction, including processing orders, providing customer support, or providing you with information on products and services that may be of interest to you.
We only provide these third parties with the minimum amount of personal data necessary to provide the services on our behalf, and the third parties are not permitted to use your personal data except for the limited purpose of completing the requested service or transaction.
We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so.
KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal data and other related information, if necessary. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH decides to sell, buy, merge, or otherwise reorganize businesses. Such a transaction may involve, in accordance with applicable law, the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers. It is KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH's practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
We may collect and possibly share personal data and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or violations of KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to protecting the personal data you share with us. In order to effectively protect personal data from unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure, KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH maintains technical and organizational security measures to protect the information you have made available from being manipulated unintentionally or intentionally, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously reviewed and revised in line with the latest technology. Where personal data is collected and processed, the information will be transferred in unencrypted form, so please be sure to share as little personal data as possible.

We bind our employees to observe your privacy and confidentiality rights pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics

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 analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google will not associate your browser’s IP address, transmitted for Google Analytics purposes, with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the storing 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. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Privacy Statement for the Use of SlideShare

(1) We employ components provided by SlideShare, a service that is integrated into our website, using a 2-click approach. This means that no personal data is transmitted by visiting our website. Personally identifiable information is transferred to Slideshare.com Google Analytics, and comScore only when you start a presentation. In this case, the data is stored in the USA and a cookie is placed in your browser. We have no control over data collected or data processing operations, nor are we familiar with the full extent of the data collected, the purposes for which it is collected, or any storage periods.

(2) comScore stores the data as user profiles and uses them to for the purpose of advertisements, market research, and/or the demand-oriented design of its websites. The data is analyzed for the purpose of delivering demand-oriented advertisements. You are entitled to the right to deny consent to the compiling this user profile by comScore. To exercise this right, please contact comScore.

(3) Additional information on the purpose and extent of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please contact SlideShare Inc., 1 Montgomery St., Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94104, privacy@slideshare.com, http://www.slideshare.net/privacy and comScore, Inc., 11950 Democracy Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190, http://www.comscore.com/About_comScore/Privacy_Policy.

Privacy Statement for the Use of XING

Our website employs components provided by the XING network. These components are a service of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a XING component, a connection to the XING servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, XING does not store any personal information as part of this process. This applies particularly to the storing of IP addresses and the analysis of user behavior.

For more information about your privacy and the XING share button, refer to XING's privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Privacy Statement for the Use of Facebook Plug-Ins (“Like” Button)

Our website employs plug-ins provided by the Facebook social network, 1601 South California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. For an overview of the Facebook plugins, please visit http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our web pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited our website using your IP address. When you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our web pages with your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our web pages with your account. Please note that as the provider of this website, we receive no information from Facebook regarding the contents of the transmitted data or how it is used. For more information, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy Statement for the Use of LinkedIn

Our website employs plug-ins provided by the LinkedIn network, a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can recognize the LinkedIn plug-ins by the LinkedIn logo or the "Share" button on our site (hereinafter referred to as "LinkedIn plug-ins).
When you visit our website, the LinkedIn plug-ins establish a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. This provides LinkedIn with the information that you have visited this website using your IP address. When you click the LinkedIn “Share” button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of this website with your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate the visit to this website with your account. Please note that as the provider of this website, we receive no information from LinkedIn regarding the contents of the transmitted data or how it is used. For details on data collection (purpose, extent, further processing, use) as well as your rights in this regard and your settings options, refer to LinkedIn's privacy policy. You can find the LinkedIn privacy policy at http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv

Privacy Statement for the Use of YouTube

Our website employs plug-ins provided by the Google-operated website YouTube. Operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a site equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. In the process, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter

Our website is integrated with certain functions of the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Retweet” function, you can link the web pages you have visited to your own Twitter account and share them with other users. This also includes the transmission of data to Twitter.

Please note that as the provider of this website, we receive no information from Twitter regarding the contents of the transmitted data or how it is used. For more information, please refer to Twitter's privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your Twitter data privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites. KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites outside of KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH.

Data Retention

KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

Right to Access, Rectification, Erasure, Blocking

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data as well as a right to have this data blocked or deleted.

You have the right to review and rectify any personal data stored in our system if you believe it may be out of date or incorrect.

You can contact us at the email address provided below for any inquiries regarding this or any other inquiries regarding personal data.

Right of Withdrawal

You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data in the future. To do so, just send an email to the address below.

Inquiries About Your Personal Data

If you have any other questions about this privacy statement or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact our data privacy officer.

KARON Beratungsgesellschaft mbH

Thomas Fletschinger
Vor der Niederpfort 13
65428 Rüsselsheim 
Germany
Email: dsb@karon.de

Changes to This Privacy Statement

In the event of new developments such as changes to the applicable data privacy laws, we will, if necessary, update this privacy statement accordingly.

Last updated: 01. April 2018