Data protection

Protecting your privacy and the personal data you provide us with is something we take very seriously. We observe the provisions of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz ("German data protection act") as a matter of course. Below you can find out what information we may gather and how we use it.

What personal information is gathered and used?
You can visit our websites without having to provide any personal information. We only find out the name of your internet service provider, the website through which you came to our site, and the individual pages you visit on our site. Personal data is only gathered and used if you use certain services.

For what purposes do we gather and use personal data?
As we constantly endeavour to improve the services we offer our customers as part of a continuous process, the general information described above is statistically evaluated. In so far as you use these services, in general we only gather data that we require to provide the services. If we ask you for further information, this will be provided voluntarily. Personal data is used solely to provide the requested service and to protect our legitimate commercial interests.

Is personal data disclosed to third parties?
We will not disclose, entrust, sell or otherwise market your personal data to other companies or institutions, unless you have given us your express consent. However, this shall not apply if we are legally obliged or obliged by a court judgment to disclose or transfer data.

Use of cookies
We use cookies in some areas of our website; these are identifiers that allow us to provide you with a more personalised service during your visit. We do not use cookies to gather personal data. If you would like to find out about the use of cookies on your browser or if you would like to block them, you should activate the relevant browser settings.

Safety
We have taken technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data you have provided against loss, deletion, manipulation and unauthorised access. All of our employees and third parties involved in processing the data are bound by the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz ("German data protection act") and are obliged to treat personal data as confidential. We reserve the right to change this statement at any time. It does not constitute a contractual or other formal right of a party or on behalf of a party.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files stored on your computer that allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie relating to your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your Google IP address will be shortened within the Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website use and internet use. Google will not associate the IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data about your use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Google +1
This website uses the +1 Button from google.com, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The Button is marked with the addition/logo "+1".
When a website on our internet service which features this Button is visited, the browser establishes a direct connection with the Google servers. The Button is transferred directly to the browser by Google and incorporated into the website.
With the incorporation of the Button, Google receives the information that the corresponding page of the internet service has been visited. If the visitor to the respective website is logged on to Google during his/her visit, Google can attribute the visit to the User's Google account. If the Button is clicked, the corresponding information is transferred directly from the browser to Google and stored there.
For information regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection and the subsequent processing and use of the data by Google, as well as the User's rights relating to this and the setting options for protecting your privacy, please consult the data protection advice from Google relating to this.
If the User does not want Google to gather data about the User via the website he/she has visited on the internet service, the visitor must log out of Google before visiting these websites.

Facebook
This website sometimes uses social plugins (“plug-ins”) from the social networking site facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins feature a Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook social plug-in".
When you visit a website containing this type of plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transferred directly to your browser by Facebook and incorporated into the website.

By incorporating the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that you have visited the corresponding page. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can attribute the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the "Like" button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transferred directly to Facebook from your browser and stored there.
For information regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection and the subsequent processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights relating to this and the setting options for protecting your privacy, please consult the data protection advice from Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to gather data about you via this website, you must log out of Facebook before you visit the website of KEOLIS Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG.