Data Privacy Statement

Scope of application

This data privacy statement informs users concerning the type, extent and purposes of the collection and use of personal data on this website (referred to as “Service” in the following) by the Provider STI International, Inc.114 Franklin Street, Concord, NH 03301 | USA, Email: info@softtech.de, Telephone: +1(603)369-3019.

The legal basis for data protection is found in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

The protection of your personal data is important to us. Your data are protected within the framework of the legal regulations.

Collection and processing of data

Personal data are only collected when you provide them voluntarily (e.g. in the context of a registration, order or login). The principle of data minimization is applied.

Use and distribution of personal data

Inasmuch as you have provided us with personal data, we use these only to respond to your inquiries, to process contracts entered into with you and for technical administration. Your personal data are only passed or otherwise transferred to third parties if this is required for the purpose of contract processing – especially passing order data to suppliers – for invoicing purposes or if you have previously consented. You have the right to revoke the consent you have granted at any time effective for the future. The saved personal data are deleted when you revoke your consent to the data storage, when maintaining access to them is no longer required for the purpose for which they were saved or if their continued storage is no longer permitted for other legal reasons. No processing of these data takes place by third-party service providers.

Right to information

On written request, we will be glad to inform you about the personal data saved concerning you.

Right to correction

The person concerned has the right to demand that the responsible party promptly correct any incorrect personal data concerning them. Contingent upon the processing purposes, the person concerned has the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal data – including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

Right to restrict the extent of processing

The person concerned has the right to demand that the responsible party restrict processing if the preconditions for this pursuant to the GDPR have been fulfilled.

Right to data portability

The person concerned has the right to be given their personal data which they have provided to a responsible party in a structured, common and machine-readable format as well as the right to provide these personal data to a different responsible party without being hindered by the responsible party to whom the personal data were provided.

Right of objection

The person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data pertaining to them for reasons arising from their special circumstances.

Security notice:
We endeavor to save your personal data in such a way that, using all technical and organizational means, they are not accessible for third parties. In communication via email, it is not possible for us to ensure complete and entire data security and we therefore recommend that you use the postal system for confidential information.

Access data / Server log files

The Provider (and/or their web space provider) collects data on every access operation to the Service (so-called server log files). The access data include:

The name of the web page opened, file, date and time of the access, data volume transferred, confirmation of a successful access operation, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, the referring URL (the previously visited page), the IP address and the querying provider.

The Provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations serving the purpose of operating, safeguarding and optimizing the Service. The Provider reserves the right, however, to inspect the log data later on if concrete indications give rise to the justified suspicion that unlawful use has taken place.

Initiating contact

When contact is initiated with the Provider (for example by means of the contact form or email), the user’s data are saved for the purpose of processing the query as well as for the eventuality of follow-up questions.

Comments and contributions

When users leave comments in the blog or make other types of contributions, their IP addresses are saved. This is done in the interest of the Provider’s security for the event that someone writes unlawful content in the comments and contributions (slander, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In such a case, the Provider himself can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and therefore has an explicit interest in the identity of the author.

Newsletter

Our newsletter informs you about us and our services.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid email address from you as well as information which enables us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner is in agreement with the receipt of the newsletter. No additional data are collected. These data are used only for the sending of the newsletter and are not passed on to third parties.

With your registration for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of the registration. This storage of data serves the sole purpose of securing evidence for the eventuality that a third party misuses an email address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized owner.

You can revoke your consent to the saving of the data and the email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by sending a notice to the above-mentioned contact options.

The incorporation of services and contents of third parties

It is possible that within the online Service, the services of third parties, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other web pages may be incorporated. This always entails the precondition that the providers of these contents (referred to as “third-party providers” in the following) are able to discern the IP address of the users. This is because that without the IP address, they would be unable to send the contents to the browser of the respective user. Therefore, the IP address is required for the display of these contents. We endeavor to use only those items of content of the respective provider which use the IP address only for the delivery of said contents. However, we have no control over the question of whether the third-party provider saves the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. Inasmuch as this practice is known to us, we inform users of it.

Cookies

Cookies are small files which make it possible to save specific, device-related information on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone, or the like). They serve to enhance the user friendliness of web pages and thus for users, for one thing (e.g. saving login data). For another, they serve to collect statistical data about the usage of the web pages in order to facilitate their analysis for the purpose of improving the Service. Users can influence the use of the cookies. Most browsers provide an option with which the saving of cookies can be restricted or prevented entirely. However, it must be mentioned that the use and especially the convenience of use are restricted without cookies.

You can manage many online-display cookies of companies using the US page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

Web analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies,” or text files, which are stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of your manner of using the website. The information about your usage of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is saved.

In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this web page, however, your IP address is first truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement concerning the European Economic Area. Only as an exception is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is there truncated. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to prepare reports on the website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator associated with the website usage and the Internet usage.

The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You can prevent the saving of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software, however, we wish to inform you that in this case it is possible that you will be unable to utilize the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie with respect to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across several devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics

The use of Google Remarketing

This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. (“Google”). This function serves the purpose of presenting website visitors interest-based advertisements in the context of the Google advertising network. The website visitor’s browser saves so-called “cookies,” or text files, which are stored on your computer and make it possible to recognize the visitor once again when the visitor opens websites which belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, advertisements can then be presented to the visitor which are related to the contents which the visitor previously opened on websites which make use of Google’s remarketing function. Google reports that they do not collect any personal data in this process.

If you nonetheless do not want the Google remarketing function, you can deactivate it by making the corresponding settings under http://www.google.com/settings/ads. As an alternative, you can deactivate the use of cookies for interest-based advertising via the Network Advertising Initiative by following the instructions under http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Further information on Google Remarketing and the data privacy statement of Google can be viewed here: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

Bing Universal Event Tracking (UET)

On our website, data is collected and saved using the technologies of Bing Ads from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. This is a service of the Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. This service enables us to track the activities of users on our website if they accessed our website via advertisements from Bing Ads. If you access our website via an advertisement of this nature, a cookie is set on your computer. A Bing UET tag is integrated on our website. This is a code which, in combination with the cookie, saves some non-personal data about the usage of the website. This includes, among other things, the time spent on the website, which areas of the website were opened and via which advertisement the users accessed the website. No information about your identity is collected.

The information collected is transmitted to Microsoft servers in the USA and is there stored for a period of at most 180 days. You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie with respect to your usage of the website as well as the processing of these data by deactivating the use of cookies. This could possibly lead to a restricted functionality of the website.

Furthermore, Microsoft can possibly track your usage behavior across several of your electronic devices using so-called Cross-Device Tracking and is thereby able to display personalized advertising on or in Microsoft web pages and apps. You can deactivate this behavior under http://choice.microsoft.com/de-de/opt-out.

Further information about the analysis services of Bing can be found on the Bing Ads website ( https://help.bingads.microsoft.com/#apex/3/de/53056/2 ). Further information about data protection at Microsoft and Bing can be found in Microsoft’s data protection provisions ( https://privacy.microsoft.com/privacystatement).

The use of Mouseflow

This website uses Mouseflow, a web analysis tool of Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark, to capture randomly selected individual visits (only with anonymized IP addresses). This creates a log of the mouse movements, mouse clicks and keyboard interactions with the intention of evaluating individual visits as so-called session replays as well as in the form of so-called heatmaps in order to derive potential improvements for the website from these analyses. The data collected by Mouseflow are not personal and are not passed on to third parties. The storage and processing of the collected data takes place within the EU. If you do not wish to have this data collected by Mouseflow, you can object to this on all websites which employ Mouseflow under the following link: https://mouseflow.com/opt-out/

The use of YouTube components with enhanced data protection mode

On our website, we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.In doing so, we employ the “enhanced data protection mode” option provided by YouTube.When you open a page which has an embedded video, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the content is displayed on the Internet page by being sent to your browser.According to YouTube, in the “enhanced data protection mode," only such data are transmitted to the YouTube server, which, in particular, indicate which of our Internet pages you visited when you viewed the video. If you are also logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information is associated with your member account at YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.Further information about data protection at YouTube is provided by Google under the following link: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/