Privacy Policy

Data protection declaration

We appreciate your interest in our website.
The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our website is very important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with the legal regulations.
Please take a moment and read the information below. It provides information about how we handle personal data, for what purpose this data is used, to whom we forward this data and how we protect your personal data. Your personal rights are our top priority and we make every effort to protect and guarantee these rights.

Responsible for the processing of your personal data according to the General Privacy Policy:

PONTON GmbH

Dorotheenstrasse 64
D-22301 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 866 275 340
Fax: +49 40 866 275 355
e-mail: info(at)ponton.de

ponton.de

Collecting and processing of data

Every access to our website and every retrieval of a file stored on our website is logged. The storage serves inter- nal system-related and statistical purposes.
To be logged:

  • name of the retrieved file,
  • date and time of retrieval,
  • transferred amount of data,
  • message about successful retrieval,
  • used operating system,
  • browser and browser type,
  • website from which is was forwarded,
  • Internet service provider,
  • visited websites and
  • requesting domain.

Additionally, the IP addresses of the requesting computers are logged. The responsible, however, does not draw conculsions on a person.
These data is only required to properly display the contents on our website, to optimise the content permanently for you and to support criminal prosecution in the case of hacker attacks.

Insofar as personal data (such as name, address, e-mail address, etc.) is collected on this website, this is done in voluntary agreement with you and in your knowledge.
The personal data is collected and processed by us within the framework of the provisions of the Telemedia Act (TMG), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

A revocation is possible at any time.

Use and transfer of personal data

So far as you provided personal data to us, we use this in accordance with the European and German data protection regulations and only for answering your requests, for statements, for settlement and termination of contracts concluded with you, for the technical administration and perhaps for the advertising of our products and services if we have your consent or if this is permitted by law.

Your personal data is only transferred to third parties or transferred in any other way if this is required for the contractual performance especially the transfer of order data when integrating service providers and/or suppliers etc. -, required for billing purposes or if you have consented in advance. You have the right to withdraw a given consent for the future at any time.

Newsletter

Insofar as you order our electronic newsletter, your personal data is only processed for the purpose of the regular sending of our newsletter on the basis of Article 6 (1) subsection 1 lit. a) and b) GDPR. After registration, we send you a confirmation e-mail which allows us to verify your identity and reconfirm your consent.
Your data is transferred to us by e-mail from our provider. Unfortunately, we cannot provide our newsletter and process your request or contact you if you do not provide the necessary information. An automatic decision making does not take place.

A transfer of your provided personal data to third countries or an international organisation does not take place and is also not in planning. A transfer of you personal data to external third parties does not take place. Your personal data that you provide to us within the framework of the newsletter order is stored until your revocation of consent for receiving the newsletter and will be removed from the mailing list after your deregistration.

MailChimp

This website is using Mailchimp as its email newsletter service. Mailchimp is owned by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp is a tool, which allows us to provide you with emails and analyze their preformance. If you’re subscribing to our newsletter, your data (eg. email address) is processed and stored on servers in the USA.

MailChimp is certified by the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield”. The “Privacy-Shield” is a contract between the European Union (EU) and the USA. Its purpose is to secure data privacy in the US.

With the help of Mailchimp we’re able to analyse newsletter campaignes. When you open an email from us a server connection between you an Mailchimp (USA) is established via a so called web-beacon inside of the email. This allows us to track opening rates and link clicks. Moreover technical data is processed: time of opening, IP-address, browser data and system software.

This data can’t be related to the newsletter subscriber. It only serves our statistical analysis. We’re using this data to improve our newsletter contents.

If you don’t want us to process your data you have to cancel your newsletter subscription. Every of our emails contains an unsubscribe link.

Your data is only processed if you agree (Art. 6 DSGVO). You can unsubscribe at every time. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

Your data is deleted when you cancel your newsletter subscription.

For more information see terms of Mailchimp: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Data processing agreement with Mailchimp

We signed a so called „data-processing-agreement“ with Mailchimp. By that, Mailchimp is obligated to secure your data and not provide it to third parties. You can find the agreement here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.

Rights of affected persons

According to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you are free to claim your rights on the correction, deletion or, if deletion is not possible, on the restriction of the processing and on data portability according to Article 16-18, 20 GDPR. If you want to claim this right, please refer to our data protection officer.
Furthermore, you have the right to make complaints at the responsible supervisory authority at any time. Should you think that the processing of your personal data does not take place within the observance of the data protection laws, we kindly ask you to contact our data protection officer.
Furthermore, according to Article 13 (2) lit. b) GDPR, you have the right to contradict the processing of your personal data at any time.

Protection of the stored data

We use technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continously improved and adapted according to the state-of-the-art. It cannot be excluded that data that you transfer unecrypted cannot be accessed by third parties during transmission. We point out that regarding the data transmission via the Internet (e. g. at the communication by e-mail) no final secure transmission can be guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore either not be transferred at all or only via a secure connection (SSL) via the Internet.

Protection of minors

The consent to the processing of personal data can only be given by a person of legal age. For information society services, the consent of a child from the age of sixteen is permitted under Art. 8 GDPR.

Storage of anonymised data/cookies

On this website, usage data are collected and stored in anonymous form. For this purpose, so-called “cookies” can be used. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. However, these collect and save the data exclusively in pseudonymous form. They are not used to identify you personally and are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym. We use this information to determine the attractiveness of our website and to continually improve its content.

The use of the website is also possible without cookies. If you do not give your consent, no cookies will be set.

Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please contact our data protection officer S-CON DATENSCHUTZ, Kriegerstrasse 44, 30161 Hannover (datenschutzteam@s-con.de).

Social Media

Facebook

On our website we use a reference (link) to the social network Facebook which is exclusively operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The reference is indicated via the Facebook logo (no Facebook plug-in).
When clicking the Facebook logo, your browser initiates a direct connection with the Facebook servers. If you are already logged in to Facebook via your personal user account, an automatic forwarding of the information about the visit on our website takes place. It is then possible that Facebook assigns the visit of the website to your account. We point out that we do not have knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data as well as their use by Facebook. If you do not want that Facebook transfers and stores your data, you must log out from your Facebook account. More about the Privacy Policy of Facebook can be found under: https://www.facebook.com/legal/FB_Work_Privacy.

XING

We have functions on our website from the XING service. When visiting the website, your web browser is connected for a short time with the servers of the XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (XING),
by which the XING functions are rendered (e. g. for the calculation of the counter value). XING does not use cookies or stores personal data. Furthermore, no evaluation of your usage behaviour takes place. We point out that we do not have knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data as well as their use by XING. You find more information under: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

LinkedIn

We have integrated plug-ins from the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereafter: LinkedIn) on our website. You can recognise the LinkedIn plug-ins at the LinkedIn logo or the Share button (Recommend). If you call our website, a connection betwenn the LinkedIn server and your browser is established. Via this connection, LinkedIn receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you are logged in to your LinkedIn account and click the Share button, you have the possibility to link contents of our webiste with your LinkedIn profile. Hereby, a linking between your visit to our website and your user account takes place. We point out that we do not have knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn. The following link leads to the Privacy Policy of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Instagram

The plug-ins inserted on our website of the social network Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) can be recognised at the Instagram button.
If you are logged in to your Instagram account and click the Instagram button, you have the possibility to link contents of our website with your Instagram profile. Hereby, a linking between your visit to our website and your user account takes place. As provider of this website, we expressly point out that we do not have knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram. More about the Privacy Policy of Instagram can be found under: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface) for the visual presentation of geographic information (maps). Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using Google Maps, you agree with the collection, processing and use of the automatically collected data and the data entered by you during the use of Google Maps by Google or their representatives or third provider. When using Google Maps, information about your use of our website, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The transfer of data to the USA is associated with risks under data protection law. If you do not want this, you can deactivate the service of Google Maps and prevent the data transfer to Google. To do this, you need to disable JavaScript in your browser. We point out, however, that you cannot use the map display in this case.

More information about the collection and processing of your data by Google and your corresponding rights as affected person can be found in the Privacy Policy of Google under: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/?hl=de as well as in the terms of use for Google Maps or Google Earth under: https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics (privacy policy), a service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The service is used for the purpose of web analytics:

  • overview of how our site is being used,
  • where visitors are coming from (marketing channels)
  • what content to create,
  • how to improve user experience,
  • similar decisions focused on improving the experience of our beloved users.

All data sent to Google Analytics is anonymous. We even anonymize IP addresses. Your identity is safe.
Data is stored for 14 months.

You can opt-out Google Analytics via browser plugin:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can opt out on our website here directly: Google Analytics opt-out.

We also might integrate Google Analytics with Google Adwords to measure the performance of our paid ads via Google Ads (so called SEA).

 

Cookie Use for Retargeting

We may use Google Analytics and the DoubleClick advertising network as well as other advertising networks to display ads across the Internet, based on your visit to our website.

Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet. Our site and third-party vendors, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on past visits and pages visited on this website.

Our site as well as third-party vendors may use third-party audience data to further optimize advertisements displayed.

You can opt-out of this kind of advertising anytime, here and here.

Wordfence Security

We are using the security plugin “Wordfence” from Defiant, Inc., 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, to ensure the security of our website. To do so Wordfence uses cookies that are stored on your computer. Potential attacks can result in a blockage of the attackers IP-address, which is why IP-addresses are tracked.

More information about the cookies: https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/

We signed a data processing agreemnt with Wordfence. Privacy policy: https://www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/