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Data privacy

Disclaimer

Liability for Content

In accordance with sec. 14 paragraph 1 TMG (German Telemedia Act) as service providers we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to general legislation. However, according to sections 8 – 10 TMG (German Telemedia Act) service providers are not obliged to monitor the external information communicated or stored by them or to enquire after the circumstances that suggest an illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to the general laws are not affected hereby. Any liability in this respect however, will only be possible from the moment a specific offence is known. Upon relevant offences becoming known, we will immediately remove the offending content.

Liability for Links

Our site contains links to the external websites of third parties, over whose content we have no influence. It is for this reason that we are unable to accept any warranty for this extrinsic content. The particular supplier or website operator is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages have been checked for possible legal violations at the time they were linked. Illegal content was not in evidence at this time. Permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is unreasonable, however, without concrete evidence of a legal violation. Upon legal violations becoming known, we will immediately remove links of this type.


Copyright

The content and works on these pages produced by the website operators are subject to the laws of German copyright. The reproduction, processing, dissemination and every manner of utilisation beyond the bounds of copyright require written approval from the particular author or originator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as content on this site did not originate from the operator the copyright of third-parties will be respected. Contributions from third parties are identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement please notify us accordingly. If we become aware of any breach of copyright we will immediately remove the content concerned.

Brands

IMC is a brand belonging to information multimedia communication AG. All other product and company names mentioned in these pages are potentially brands owned by their manufacturers. In connection with the dissemination of this information by advertising or other means of publication, the IMC brand may only be used with explicit, prior and written consent.
All rights, except those explicitly granted, are reserved. Where questions arise, or problems occur, please contact information multimedia communication AG.  


Data Protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal information confidentially and in accordance with data protection requirements and this data protection declaration.

The use of our website is possible without the declaration of personal data, where feasible. Inasmuch as personal data is collected on our pages (for example, name, address or e-mail address), this will always occur as far as possible on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed to third parties without your express permission.

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can pose security risks. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.

Collection, processing and use of data

When you visit our website, our webserver makes a temporary record of each access and stores it in a log file. The following data are recorded:

  • IP address of the requesting processor
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the downloaded file
  • Volume of data transmitted
  • Indication whether download was successful
  • Data identifying the browser software and operating system
  • Website (URL) from which our site was accessed

The purpose of recording these data is to allow use of the website (connection setup), for system security, for problem diagnosis and for technical administration of the network infrastructure. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of fraudulent access to the network infrastructure. Evaluations beyond this for the purpose of optimising our internet service are not conducted at an individual personalized level. An evaluation is carried out in the form of an anonymous statistic.

In order to make use of some of the offerings on our website, for example the receipt of newsletters, access to downloads, the submission of online applications, individual requests for information, registration on our courses or events, requests to receive information material or registration for other services it is necessary, independently of any previously existing contractual relationship, that we receive personal data from you for our processing and use. Personal data are single details about personal or factual circumstances relating to your person such as your name, address or e-mail address.

Should you be asked to submit personal information on our website, the information you supply will be on a voluntary basis and serves the purposes of the continuing care of our prospect or customer relationships, contract processing as well as facilitating the response to your enquiry and request to get in touch with you, in particular for the provision of information or services requested. Your details will be handled in accordance with legal requirements, in particular for the purposes for which you voluntarily provided the information.
The collection, processing or use of your data for purposes going beyond the description above will only be undertaken by us in cases where you have expressly permitted it or where permitted by law. In cases of an online job application you may, for example, give your approval for us to consider your application in respect of other positions within our company. Only then would we use your data for this purpose.

Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are harmless to your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offerings more user friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small bites of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most of the cookies used by are so-called “session cookies”. The session data collected is automatically erased at the latest when you close your browser. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you erase them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your browser when you next visit our site. You can configure your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies, to only allow them on a case-by-case basis, to accept them in specific cases or to generally block them. You can set your browser to automatically delete cookies when it is closed. The de-activation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.

Contact form

When you submit enquiries to us via a contact form we will use the information from the contact form, including the contact data given by you in the form, for the processing of your enquiry. The data will be stored by us in case any additional questions are submitted. We will not pass on your data without your express permission.


Access, deletion, blocking

At all times you have the right, without charge, to access information about the personal information we hold, its source and recipients and the purpose of its processing as well the right to its correction, blocking or deletion. To this end and for all other questions on the subject of personal data you can contact us at the address given in the imprint.

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact data published within the framework of our imprint obligations for the sending of unsolicited advertising and information is hereby forbidden. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal steps in case of unsolicited distribution of advertising information, like spam mails.


Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need you to provide a valid email address plus information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided and are in agreement with the receipt of the newsletter. Further data will not be required. We will use this data exclusively for the sending of the information requested and will not pass it to any third party. You can revoke at any time your permission to store data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter by using the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter.

External Links and Framing

Within our offering we refer you to the website of third parties via links. Please note the information provided about this in our imprint. Please also note further the data protection statements of these third party providers in order to inform yourself how these providers, whose responsibilities lie beyond our control, collect, process or use your data.
Some pages within our internet offering incorporate third party content (“external frames”) such as map images provided by Google-Maps, an external recruiting platform, YouTube videos or graphics from other websites. In these cases your IP address will be recognised by these third party providers in order to make their content available to you.
We do not however have any influence on, or control over how third party providers make use of your IP address for statistical purposes for example.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information created by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for the website operators, and to offer further services connected to the website use and internet use. IMC only uses this data to optimise their website and for market research. Google may also pass this information on to third parties if this is legally required or the third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
Google will never connect your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies with the correct settings on your browser software. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website fully. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google as previously described for the stated purpose. Further information on Google Analytics can be found on the internet or at www.google.com/analytics.

Additionally, you can object to the collection of your data by using a Google browser plug-in.

Google AdWords

This website uses the Google AdWords conversion tracking, a web analysis service of Google Inc. for the improvement of the website and advertising activities. Google AdWords places a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”), provided that you arrived at our website via a Google advert. These cookies become invalid after 30-60 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not expired yet, we and Google can recognise that someone clicked on the advert and was therefore forwarded to our website. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can thus not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected by means of the conversion cookie serves to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. The AdWords customers find out the total number of users who have clicked on their advert and have been forwarded to a page provided with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. If you do not want to take part in the tracking process, you can also decline the cookies in this case – for example, by changing your browser settings which deactivate the automatic placement of cookies in general. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by adjusting your browser so that cookies from the domain googleadservices.com are blocked.

Google Remarketing

This website also uses remarketing technology, an advertising medium of Google Inc. With this technology, users who have already visited the IMC website and shown interest in the offer are appealed to again with targeted advertising on the pages of the Google partner network. The advertising is shown with the use of cookies, small text files which are stored on the user’s computer. With the help of the text files, the user behaviour when visiting the website can be analysed and then used for targeted product recommendation and interest-based advertising. If you do not want to receive any interest-based advertisements, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for these purposes by calling up the deactivation page for DoubleClick. Alternatively, users can deactivate use of cookies from third parties, by calling up the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative.
By using our offers you declare your consent to the processing of the data collected on you by Google as described here and for the determined purpose. We would like to point out that Google has its own data protection guidelines which are independent of ours. We accept no responsibility or liability for these guidelines and processes. Please inform yourself before using our website about the Google data protection regulations.

Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses various plug-ins of the social network facebook.com, which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can recognise these plug-ins either by means of one of the Facebook logos (letter “f” from Facebook, button “Like” or button “Send”) or that this plug-in is marked with the word “Facebook”, “Like”, “Send” or “FB”. The Facebook social plug-ins can be seen at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.

If you access a page on our website that has such a plug-in, and if your browser is configured for such, a connection to the Facebook servers will be established and in the course of this the plug-in will be shown on the internet page by message to your browser. This way, the Facebook server will be informed which of our internet pages you visited. If you are logged in as a member of Facebook, Facebook will assign this information to your personal Facebook user account. This information will also be assigned to your Facebook account when using the plug-in functions (e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or entering a comment).

We have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plug-in. As far as we know, Facebook uses the plug-ins to receive information on what you have clicked on, on our website. By clicking the “Like” button or writing a comment, the respective information is sent directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, the possibility still exists that Facebook may learn about your IP address and store it. Further information concerning collection and use of the data by Facebook and your rights and possibilities for protection of your privacy can be found in the Facebook data protection notes at www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a member of Facebook and want to prevent collection and connection of your data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before using our website. It is not sufficient to simply close the page. A further possibility is to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the Facebook blocker.

Twitter

This website uses several plug-ins of the social network twitter.com, run by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). You can recognise these plug-ins either by one of the Twitter logos (letter “t” or picture of a bird) or by the words “Tweet” or “Twitter”.
If you access a page on our website that has such a button, your browser will set up a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The content of the “Tweet” button will be sent directly from Twitter to your browser and, from there, incorporated into your Twitter message. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that Twitter collects with the help of this plug-in, but assume that your IP address is also recorded. For information concerning purpose and extent of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Twitter, as well as your rights in this regard and setting possibilities for protection of privacy, see the Twitter data protection notes at www.twitter.com/privacy.

Your data protection settings at Twitter can be changed in the account settings at twitter.com/settings/account. If you are a member of Twitter and do not want Twitter to collect data about you via our internet pages and connect them to your member data saved on Twitter, then you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website.

Google Plus

This website uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus, run by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button can be recognised by the sign “+1” on a white or coloured background. If you call up a page on our website which contains such a button, then your browser will create a direct connection to the Google servers.

The content of the “+1” button is sent directly by Google to your browser and incorporated by the browser in the website. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that Google collects with the help of this button, but assume that your IP address is also recorded. For information concerning purpose and extent of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting possibilities for protection of privacy, see the Google data protection notes on the “+1” button. If you are a member of Google Plus and do not want Google to collect data about you via our internet pages and connect them to your member data saved with Google, then you must log out of Google Plus before visiting our website.

LinkedIn

This website uses functionality form the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Upon each access to one of our pages containing functions from LinkedIn a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. If you click on the “recommended button” from LinkedIn and are logged into your LinkedIn account then it will be possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our internet pages with you and your user account. As the provider of the pages we would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of data transmitted nor of its use by LinkedIn. You can find more information on the data protection policy at LinkedIn using this link:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Xing

This website uses functionality of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Upon each access to one of our pages containing functions from XING a connection to XING servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, no storage of personal data takes place. In particular, no IP addresses are stored, nor is user behaviour evaluated. You can find further information about data protection and the XING share button in the data protection statement from XING using the following link:
https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

Youtube

Our website has integrated the YouTube software in its information services. The YouTube software uses cookies to collect and statistically analyse data. Among other things YouTube uses cookies to generate reliable video statistics, for fraud prevention purposes and to make the service more user-friendly. The operators of this website receive statistical information about specific videos embedded in our website without any reference to the individual user.
The embedded videos will be used within the YouTube limits of permitted use, which all users must accept. Should you become aware of any infringement of copyright please report this to YouTube directly.
We use the embedded YouTube-videos as part of the extended data protection modus. This means: YouTube does not save any cookies for a user who visits a website with an embedded YouTube-video player but does not click on the video to start it. If the user starts the YouTube-video player, YouTube may save cookies on the user’s computer, although no personal data-related cookie information about displaying the embedded videos will be saved. (Source: YouTube “Activating the extended data protection modus for embedded videos”). For more information, please read YouTube’s Privacy Statement. We do not collect any personal data in relation to the embedded videos.

Fanomena

This website uses for web analysis service a business kit of Fanomena GmbH.
This business kit uses “cookies” which are text files that are stored on your computer and allow therfore the website analysis of your usage. The information created by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) is anonymisly transmitted and stored at a server of the hosting partner Heroku, located within the European Union.
Fanomena uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for its operator IMC AG, and to offer further services connected to the website and internet use. IMC AG only uses this data for website optimisation purposes and market research.
Fanomena will not pass on this information to third parties. As the website user, you can prevent the installation of cookies with the correct settings on your browser software which may result that you might not be able to fully use all functions of this website.
By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Fanomena as previously described for the stated purpose.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

In the course of the continuing further development of the internet it is a necessity to amend this privacy statement in line with changing conditions. Users will be notified of significant changes on these pages in a timely manner.