Data Protection Declaration

We appreciate your visit on and your interest in our website www.inos-automation.de. The protection of your private data is self-evident for us. This is why we would like to provide you with the information below on how we process your personal data. The website www.inos-automation.de is an offering of inos Automationssoftware GmbH (hereinafter “inos”).

Personal data is any data that allows to identify your person Here it is of no consequence whether the identification can be made based on a single piece of information. The more information and data can be amalgamated, the more precisely the person can be identified. Personal data includes, in particular, the name, address, age, e-mail address and phone number of a person.

1 Responsible for Data Processing

For questions, requests for information, applications, complaints and criticism regarding our data protection, you may approach the following entity:

inos Automationssoftware GmbH
Curiestraße 4
70563 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 906 982-2000
E-mail: info@inos-automation.com
www.inos-automation.de

The accurate implementation of the data protection on our part is performed by a data protection officer. If you have concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, it is possible to directly get in touch with him.

E-mail: dataprivacy-GIS@inos-automation.com

2 Collection, Processing and Retention of Personal Data by inos

inos collects, processes and retains your personal data only if this is permitted under legal regulations or you have given your consent. We receive such data in two ways: either you communicated the data to us or we collect it when you use our services.

2.1 Data you communicate to us

As a rule, you may use our website without directly communicating personal information to us. For some services we will ask for personal information from you in order to either handle the respective service quickly and user-friendly or offer the service at all. Detailed information on all services offered by customers on this website can be found under “Individual Services of this Privacy Policy”.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2.2 Data we receive by you using our services

Some data accrue automatically and, for technical reason, already when you visit our website. Such data is temporarily retained in a log file. The following information is collected in this context without any action on your part and retained until its automated erasure:

  • time of the server request
  • browser type
  • browser version
  • the transmitted data volume (9728)
  • a description of the type of web browser used as well as of the operating system
  • client IP address disintegrated via DNS lookups
  • access method (GET)
  • HTTP status code (200)
  • referrer URL
  • the country, domain or organisation from which the access is made (TLD)
  • the access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.)
  • the site from which the file was requested, incl. any search terms used
  • the name of the site or file
  • the date and time of the request

We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

  • to ensure smooth establishment of a connection to the website,
  • to ensure convenient use of our website,
  • to evaluate system security and stability.

The legal basis for the data processing is point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data processing that are listed above. We do not use the collected data to draw conclusions about your person in any case.

In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. More detailed explanations on this can be found under clause 3 of this Privacy Policy.

​​​​​​​2.3 Dissemination of Data

When personal data is processed on this website, we might transfer or disclose data to other internal or external entities. The recipients of such data may include IT service providers within the maintenance and administration of services and contents. We assure that the data disseminated in this way meets the legal stipulations. In particular, order processing contracts are concluded with processors under Art. 28 GDPR.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2.4 Data transfer to a third country or to an international organisation

Data is transferred to recipients in states outside the European Union (third countries) only where a recognised level of data protection exists or based on special guarantees, certifications or binding internal data protection regulations, cf. Art. 44 - 49 GDPR

3 Use of Cookies

3.1 Definition of terms

Cookies are small files which are automatically created by your browser and retained on your terminal (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Cookies do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Cookies store information resulting in connection with the specifically used terminal. That does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity through such cookies. Cookies are used to make the use of our offer more convenient for you and can be distinguished as follows:

​​​​​​​3.2 Types of cookies

Absolutely necessary cookies are required to operate a website and are indispensable for navigating on it and for using its functions.

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information influencing the manner a website acts or looks, such as your region in which you are located.

Statistical cookies enable us to capture and count the number of visitors and traffic sources to measure and improve the performance of the website. They also serve to find out whether problems or errors occur on specific sites, what sites are the most popular ones and how visitors navigate on the website.

Marketing cookies are used to track the visits and individual activities on websites. They serve to purposefully place advertising and ads.

Non-classified cookies are cookies which are currently classified by us.

Your browser offers you the possibility to have cookies existing on your computer displayed to you, to erase the existing cookies or to set the configuration in such a way that not all or no cookies at all will be retained any longer. Please note that some functions will not work or will not work properly if you disable the setting of cookies.

​​​​​​​3.3 Use on our website

We currently use the following cookies for the following purposes on our website:

Necessary (1)

Name of the cookie

Purpose and function of the cookie

Expiry date

fe_typo_user

Preserves the states of the users beyond all site requests.

Session

Statistics (4)

Name of the cookie

Purpose and function of the cookie

Expiry date

_ga

Registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data, e.g. how the visitor uses the website.

2 years

_gid

The Google Analytics data can be used to anonymously distinguish unique users and refresh rates. The detailed privacy policy can be found here: www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

1 day

_gat

Google Analytics cookie to limit database queries.

1 day

collect

Is used to send data about the device and the visitor’s behaviour to Google Analytics. Tracks the visitor via devices and marketing channels.

Session

Marketing (10)

Name of the cookie

Purpose and function of the cookie

Expiry date

ads/ga-audiences

Is used by Google AdWords via different websites to win back visitors likely to become customers due to the visitor’s online behaviour.

Session

IDE

Is used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the actions of the website user after the user saw or clicked on one of the advertiser’s ads with a view to measure the effectiveness of an ad and to purposefully present ads to the user.

1 year

pagead/1p-conversion/#

Is used by Google pagead to register website events, such as conversions.

Session

test_cookie

Is used to verify whether the user’s browser supports cookies.

1 day

yt-remote-cast-installed

Retains the user’s video player settings with embedded YouTube video.

Session

yt-remote-connected-devices

Retains the user’s video player settings with embedded YouTube video.

Persistent

yt-remote-device-id

Retains the user’s video player settings with embedded YouTube video.

Persistent

 

yt-remote-fast-check-period

Retains the user’s video player settings with embedded YouTube video.

Session

yt-remote-session-app

Retains the user’s video player settings with embedded YouTube video.

Session

 

yt-remote-session-name

Retains the user’s video player settings with embedded YouTube video.

Session

Unclassified (1)

Name of the cookie

Purpose and function of the cookie

Expiry date

GB_country

unclassified

Session

The data processed by necessary cookies is required for the abovementioned purposes to safeguard our legitimate interests under point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

Personal data may be processed by statistical and marketing cookies for the aforementioned purposes only with your consent under point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

Your browser offers you the possibility to have cookies existing on your computer displayed to you, to erase the existing cookies or to set the configuration in such a way that not all or no cookies at all will be retained any longer. Please note that some functions will not work or will not work properly if you disable the setting of cookies.

4 Individual Services

We use the specified services either based on our legitimate interest under point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR, based on your consent under point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR or based on a contractual relationship existing with you under point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR. On the one hand, measures implemented based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR are intended to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we use the measures to statistically capture the use of our website and to evaluate its use to optimise our offering for you. These interests are to be considered legitimate in the sense of the aforementioned regulation.

For information on the respective data processing purposes and data categories, please refer to the relevant tools.

​​​​​​​4.1 Google marketing services

This website uses the marketing and remarketing services (in short “Google marketing services”) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

The Google marketing services allow us to display ads for and on our website in a more targeted manner to present only ads to users which potentially correspond to their interests. In the case of users being displayed advertisements of products for which they showed interest on other websites, this is referred to as “remarketing”. For this purpose, a Google code is executed directly by Google when our and other websites, on which Google marketing services are active, are accessed and so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also referred to as “web beacons”) are embedded into the website.

The set cookies note

  • what websites the user visits,
  • in what contents the user is interested and
  • what offers the user clicked on, as well as
  • technical information about the browser and the operating system,
  • referring websites,
  • visiting time and
  • further information on the use of the online offering.

In addition, the user’s IP address is captured. In this regard, we inform you within the scope of Google Analytics that the IP address is abbreviated in EU member states or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and is transmitted as a whole to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. The IP address is not amalgamated with data of the user within other Google offerings. The information indicated above can also be connected to such information from other sources. If the user visits other websites afterwards, advertisement matching the user’s interests may be displayed.

​​​​​​​4.2 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics uses marketing cookies, which allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website which is generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a server of Google in the USA and retained there. We enabled the IP anonymisation on this website so that your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide further services relating to the use of the website use and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with other Google data.

You may prevent the installation of the cookies by changing the settings of the browser software accordingly; however, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that, in this case, it might not be possible to use all functions of this website to the fullest extent.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

​​​​​​​4.3 Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter “Google”). Google Tag Manager allows to manage website tags via an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and does not capture personal data. The tool triggers the implementation of other tags that may collect data on their part. Google Tag Manager does not access such data. In case of any deactivation on domain or cookie level, it remains in effect for all tracking tags that were implemented using Google Tag Manager.

​​​​​​​4.4 Google Ads

This website uses Google Ads (formerly “Google AdWords”), a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter “Google”). When you click on an advertisement placed by Google, a tracking cookie will be placed on your computer for conversion tracking. These cookies have a limited term of validity and contain no personal data, which means they do not serve personal identification. If you visit specific sites of our website and the cookie has not expired yet, Google and we can see that you had clicked on the ad and had then been forwarded to this site. Every Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. It is therefore impossible to track cookies via the websites of Ads customers.

The information obtained by means of the conversion cookies serves to compile conversion statistics. In doing so, we receive data on the total number of users who have clicked on one of our ads and have been forwarded to a site equipped with a conversion tracking tag. We do not, however, receive any information which can be used to identify users personally.

You may also disable advertising personalised for you in the settings for advertising on Google by setting your browser in such a way that cookies from the “www.googleadservices.com” domain will be blocked. Instructions for this can be found at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB. Further information and the Google Privacy Policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=de&hl=en-GB.

​​​​​​​4.5 DoubleClick

This website uses “DoubleClick”, an online marketing tool of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter “Google”). DoubleClick uses cookies to present advertisements relevant to you. In doing so, a pseudonymised identification number (ID) is assigned to your browser to verify what ads were displayed in your browser and what ads were accessed. The cookies do not contain personal information.

Using DoubleClick cookies enables Google and its partner websites only to place ads based on previous visits to our or other websites on the Internet. The information generated by the cookies is transferred by Google to a server in the US and retained there for evaluation purposes. Google transfers the data to third parties only under legal regulations or as part of order data processing. Google will not amalgamate your data with other data captured by Google in any case. By using our websites, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google and to the manner of data processing described above as well as to the purpose specified.

We use DoubleClick for marketing and optimisation purposes. Herein also lies our legitimate interest in the processing of the aforementioned data. The legal basis is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

You may prevent both the capture of the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the websites and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the link (https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/) under ‘DoubleClick deactivation extension’.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​4.6 Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter “Google”), via an API. In this context, it is necessary to retain your IP address. The information obtained in this way is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and retained there. We do not have any influence on such data transmission. Due to our legitimate interest in displaying our online offering appealingly and in ensuring that the locations indicated by us on the website can be found easily, the legal basis follows from point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Further information on data protection can be found on the Internet at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB.

​​​​​​​4.7 Google Web Fonts

This website uses Google Web Fonts of Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a site, your browser thus loads the required web fonts into your browser cache accurately display text and fonts. At the same time, your browser contacts the servers of Google, informing Google that our website was accessed via your IP address. Due to our legitimate interest in displaying our online offering uniformly and appealingly and in ensuring that the locations indicated by us on the website can be found easily, the legal basis follows from point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

Further information on data protection can be found on the Internet at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB and at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.

​​​​​​​4.8 YouTube

This website uses YouTube, a web video portal of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter “Google”). YouTube enables video publishers to upload video clips free of charge and other users to watch, evaluate and comment such video clips at no charge. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why both full film and television programmes, but also music videos, teasers or videos produced by users themselves are retrievable via the web portal.

Every time one of the individual sites of this website is accessed, which is operated by the controller responsible for processing and into which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the respective YouTube component automatically prompts the web browser on the data subject’s IT system to download a presentation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be retrieved at www.youtube.com/intl/en-gb/about/. Within this technical process, YouTube and Google are provided with information about the specific subpage the data subject visits on our website.

Where the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, the access of a subpage containing a YouTube video enables YouTube to see the specific subpage the data subject visits on our website. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google are informed by the YouTube component about the data subject’s visit to our website every time the data subject is logged into YouTube while retrieving our website, regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on a YouTube video. If the data subject does not want such information to be transferred to YouTube and Google in this way, the data subject may prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by YouTube are retrievable at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB and provide insight into the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​4.9 Contact form and e-mail contact

If you send us enquiries using the contact form or by e-mail, we retain your data from the enquiry form including the contact data specified there by you or from your e-mail for processing the enquiry and in case follow-up questions arise. We will not pass such data on to others without your consent.

The data entered into the contact form is thus exclusively processed based on your consent (point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You may withdraw such consent at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message by e-mail is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

The data entered into the contact form by you remains with us until you request its erasure, withdraw your consent to its retention or the purpose for the data retention no longer applies (e.g., when your enquiry has been dealt with). Imperative legal provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.

5 Your Rights

Of course, you retain control over any and all personal data you provide to us when visiting our website and using our services. You have the following rights and may exercise them free of charge:

​​​​​​​5.1 Right of access

You have the right to obtain access at any time to your personal data retained with us.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​5.2 Right to withdraw given consents

You have the right to withdraw a consent once given to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. In the case of withdrawal, we will erase the relevant data without delay where any further processing cannot be based on a legal basis for processing. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

​​​​​​​5.3 Right to object

Where we process your personal data based on our outweighing legitimate interest in the context of balancing interests, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to such processing with effect for the future.

If you exercise your right to objection, we will cease processing the relevant data. Further processing remains reserved, however, if we have proof of compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which prevail over your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms or where the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If your personal data is processed by us for the purposes of direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such kind of marketing at any time.

​​​​​​​5.4 Right to data portability

You have the right to request that your personal data be transferred by us to a different entity.

 

​​​​​​​5.5 Right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing

You have the right to have your personal data be rectified, erased or its processing be restricted.

 

​​​​​​​5.6 Right to lodge a complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority or our company to the extent that you have a reason for objection. To exercise rights towards our company, please approach the contact persons specified at the end of this Privacy Policy.

 

6 Duration of Retention

The criterion for the duration of retention of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data will be routinely erased, unless it is still required to achieve the necessary purposes.

 

7 Automated Decision-Making

There will be no automated decision-making based on the collected personal data.

 

8 Data Security

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure in combination with the respective highest degree of encryption that is supported by your browser. You can see whether an individual site of web presence is transmitted in encrypted form by the ‘closed’ icon of the key or lock symbol in the lower status line of your browser.

Apart from the above, we use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvement in line with technological developments.

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