At Hogrefe we are very conscious of the fact that when you use the Hogrefe website you are entrusting us with your personal data. We greatly value your trust and handle your data with the greatest possible care and confidentiality. This document describes how.
Anonymous Data Collection
Unless otherwise mentioned in the following provisions, we do not collect, process, or use any of your personal data. When you visit our website, some information on your visit will be logged, such as the IP address, the type and version of internet browser, the OS you are using, the referrer URL (the website that linked to ours), and the time of the server request. This information can not be used to identify you. It will be evaluated in an anonymized form for statistical reasons.
Usage of Your Personal Data
Your personal data are only saved if you authorize us to do so of your own free will by completing the relevant online forms or by registering to use our online-shop. We will make every effort to ensure that your data will only be used for their intended purpose and for the services you have selected.
If you wish to send us a message via our contact form we need some of your personal data. Fields not marked as mandatory include additional data that you provide voluntarily for a better handling of your request.
If you send us an application for a job via email, we will use your data solely to work on your application and we will not transfer it to third parties. Please note that applications via email will be transferred to us in an unencrypted form.
Cookies are small text files that a website you visit creates and stores in a directory on your hard drive or in a temporary area of memory. They do not cause any damage there and do not contain any of your personal data. The information contained in the cookies enables us to recognize your computer during your next visit and is used during the new session, in particular to make navigation easier and to make the website more user-friendly (e.g., using your regional preferences). Most webbrowsers are set by default so that cookies are accepted automatically. You can, however, deactivate storage of cookies completely or set your browser to inform you as soon as cookies are sent. For details about the way how this works please refer to browser’s user guide.
Passing on Data to Third Parties
Your data will not be passed on to other third parties unless we are required by law to share information or when it is necessary in order for us to fulfill the terms of our agreement with you. Personal Data may be disclosed to a third party service provider, if it is necessary. In this case the data we transmit is restricted to the minimum necessary to provide the service. Our external service provider is required by contract and by law to follow all pertinent data protection rules and regulations.
This website uses etracker technology (www.etracker.com) to collect data on visitor behavior. The data is collected anonymously for use in marketing and optimization. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be used to aggregate a usage profile. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. It is possible to use these cookies to recognize a visitor’s browser. The data collected by the etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of a website visitor, and will not be compiled with personal data relating to the person referred to by the pseudonym, unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to future services.
Use of Google Analytics with Anonymization
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Google Analytics employs so-called "cookies", text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf.
Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Protection of Your Personal Data
After being transmitted to us, personal data are stored on servers to which access is restricted. We deploy technical and organizational safety measures to ensure that the data are protected from intentional or unintentional manipulation, loss, destruction, and access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are inspected on a regular basis and will be adapted when technological progress means this is appropriate.
Data Protection Officer
Should you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or about data protection in general, you are welcome to contact our Data Protectionn Officer:
Consultant Datenschutz und Compliance
Hogrefe Publishing GmbH, January 2016