Privacy Protection

Computop USA, Inc., Privacy Statement

We are delighted at your visit to the website of Computop USA, Inc., (hereinafter referred to as Computop) and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our web pages.

The protection of your privacy when using our web pages is very important to us. Accordingly, we use your data in agreement with the legal regulations for data protection. Below we inform you how we will handle your data.

Computop gathers various data and information about you via this website:

Webserver logs

In principle you can visit our webpages without informing us who you are. Like virtually all websites, however, the server on which our webpages are located (hereinafter referred to as ‘webserver’) automatically gathers information from you when you visit us online.

The webserver automatically recognises certain personal data, such as your IP address, the date and time at which you are on our page, the webpages you visited, the website where you were before, the browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer), your operating system (e.g. Windows XP) and the domain name and address of your Internet provider (e.g. AOL). In case our webpage uses cookies (as described below), the webserver also saves this information.

We regularly evaluate these server logs anonymously for statistical purposes (Click Stream analyses), so that we can determine how our webpages are used. On basis of these findings we then optimise our website.

In addition we can use this information in co-operation with your Internet provider or local authorities in case of system abuse in order to determine the originator of this abuse.

Cookies

Some of our webpages use the so-called cookie technology. A cookie is a piece of information that is sent by our webserver to your computer (or to be more exact: stored in your browser folder) as soon as you visit the webpage.

We use the following cookies on some of our webpages:

Session cookies:

These cookies only exist until you terminate your Internet session and completely close your browser. They do not contain any personal data and are used only for statistical analyses of the interest in our webpages.

Third-party cookies on our webpages:

We allow third parties to set cookies via our webpage. This concerns in particular the use of ‘Google Analytics’ and ‘Google AdWords’.

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 the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP anonymisation is activated on this webpage, however, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand in the member states of the European Union or in other contracting member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transferred from your browser within Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You may refuse the use 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. In addition, you can prevent the gathering of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your website usage for Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Google AdWords

Beyond that we use the ‘Google AdWords’ service for our webpage. This means that when you search using Google, an advertisement from our company may under certain circumstances appear alongside the search results. The appearance of an advert depends on whether you entered one of the search words matched to our company’s products that we have defined beforehand in Google AdWords. In order to be able to measure the effectiveness of our adverts, i.e. to be able to measure whether and to what extent the advert was of interest to you, we use the ‘Conversion Tracking’ function provided by Google.  Further information to this function as well as the associated use of Cookies by Google can be found on the Google website at support.google.com/adwords/ by entering the search term ‘Cookies’.

Prevention and/or control of cookies

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You will still have access to the majority of our webpages, but you might not then be able to use the full functionality of our webpages. If you should experience difficulty in making the appropriate settings in your browser, we recommend that you consult the browser manufacturer’s webpage.

Gathering, processing, use and transmission of personal data

Except in the context of the webserver logs, we only gather data from you if you provide us with it yourself in order to use one of the services that we offer (e.g. sending of information material, enquiries). This data is then processed and/or used exclusively for the rendering of the respective service.

International data transfer

The personal data gathered on our webpages may also be processed outside the EU/EEA. However, Computop has taken steps to ensure that there is also an appropriate level of data protection in the places where this data processing takes place.

Security

We wish to point out that the transmission of data in the Internet is unsecured and that there is therefore a risk of it being intercepted and used by third parties. You can also contact us at any time by post or telephone.

Minors

Children and young people less than 14 years old may not transmit personal data in the Internet without the agreement of their parents or guardians. Please note that our webpages are neither intended for, nor addressed to young people less than 18 years old. We do not knowingly gather personal data from people less than 18 years old.

Links to other webpages

This webpage also contains links to other webpages. This data protection declaration does not apply to these webpages, however. We kindly request you to visit these webpages directly in order to obtain information there about data protection, security, gathering of data and regulations governing the passing-on of data. Computop cannot be held liable for actions originating from these webpages or for their contents.

Information

If you have further questions about ‘data protection at Computop’, please contact info(at)computop.com.

Effective: November 2012