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Privacy policy

The ATR International AG, Otto-Hirsch-Brücken 17, 70329 Stuttgart  (hereinafter: “We”), as the operator of this website, are the entity responsible for handling users’ personal data (hereinafter: “you”) on this website in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
We protect your privacy and your private data. We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this privacy policy and applicable German data protection laws, especially the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
This privacy policy governs the extent of your personal data we collect, process and use. We therefore ask you to read the following statements carefully.
 
1. Collection of personal data
1.1 Personal data governed by this privacy policy means any information concerning your personal or factual circumstances. In particular, these include your name, e-mail address and, if available, your phone number.
1.2 Personal data also includes information about your use of our website. In this regard, we collect the following personal data from you: information about your visits to our website such as the scope of the data transfer, the place from which you access data from our website, and other connection data and sources you access. This is usually done through the use of log files and cookies. Continue reading below for further information about log files and cookies.
 
2. Usage
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
2.1 To provide the services you request (e.g. responding to requests you submitted to us by using the contact form);
2.2 To ensure that our website is presented to you in an effective and interesting way (e.g. by storing display preferences);
2.3 To comply with our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
2.4 To allow you to participate in interactive features, if desired;
2.5 To notify you about changes to our services.
 
3. Information about your computer, cookies and targeting
3.1 Each time you access our site, we collect the following information about your computer: your computer’s IP address, your browser’s requests as well as the time of those requests. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded in the context of those requests. We also collect product and version information about the browser and operating system of your computer. We further record from which website our site has been accessed. The IP address of your computer is only saved for the time you use this website and is deleted immediately following use or made anonymous through truncation. The remaining data is stored for a limited period of time. We use this information for operational purposes, in particular to identify and eliminate errors on the site, determine capacity utilisation of the website and to make adjustments or improvements.
3.2 We may also collect information about your use of our website by means of so-called browser cookies. They are small text files that are saved to your hard disk and store certain settings and data relating to the use of our systems by your browser. A cookie generally includes the name of the domain from which the cookie data was sent, information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumerical identification code. Cookies allow our systems to recognise a user’s device and make any pre-set user settings available immediately. As soon as a user accesses our platform, we store a cookie on the hard disk of the computer of that user. Cookies help us to improve our website and to offer you an improved service that is better tailored to your needs. They allow us to recognise your computer when you return to our website and thereby:
– store information about your use of our website, making it possible to adapt the website to your individual interests. That includes, in particular, advertising tailored to your personal interests;
– increase the speed at which your requests are processed.
3.3 Only the data about your use of the website described above is stored in the cookies we use. Such storage is not carried out on the basis of your identity, but rather using the cookie identification number (cookie ID). The cookie ID is not attached to your name, IP address or other similar data that would allow you to be identified with the cookie. Point 3.6 provides information about how you can disable the use of browser cookies.
3.4 Our website uses so-called tracking technologies. We use such technologies to make our online offering more interesting to you. This technology allows us to display advertising to users that have shown an interest in our website on the websites of our partners. The display of such advertising on the websites of our partners is carried out on the basis of cookie technology and analysis of the past behaviour of the user. Such analysis is carried out using a pseudonym and your personal data is not attached to the use profile. If you do not want such use profiles to be created, you can object by sending us an e-mail. Then a special opt-out cookie will be saved on your computer. It must be stored permanently. If you delete this cookie, or if it is automatically deleted by your browser settings, you must reinstall the cookie when revisiting our website.
3.5 We work together with business partners that help us to make our online offering and website more interesting to you. We therefore also store cookies from these partner companies on your hard disk. These cookies are automatically deleted after a certain period. These partner-company cookies store only cookie ID data that allows our partners to show you advertising that may be of interest to you. Point 3.6 provides information about how you can disable the use of such cookies.
3.6 If you do not want browser cookies to be used, you can set your browser so that it will not store cookies. Please note that in such cases you will have restricted access to our website, or may not be able to use it at all. If you want to accept our cookies but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can set your browser to block the cookies of third parties.

4. Data protection
All the information you provide to us will be stored on servers located in the European Union. Unfortunately, the transfer of data via the internet is not completely secure, which is why we cannot guarantee the safety of data submitted to our website via the internet. We have, however, secured our website and other systems with technical and organisational measures against the loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons.

5. Non-disclosure of personal data
We do not pass on your personal data to third parties unless you have given your consent to this or we are authorised or obliged to pass on such data due to legal regulations and/or official or judicial rulings. That can include the provision of data to criminal investigations, for security reasons or for the assertion of intellectual property rights.

6. Data protection and third-party websites
The website may include hyperlinks to and from third-party websites. If you click on a hyperlink from this website, please note that we take no responsibility for the content of external websites or their privacy policies. Please check the privacy policies of such websites before providing them with any personal information.

7. Changes to this privacy policy
We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time with future effect. The current version will always be available on the website. Please visit the website regularly to inform yourself of the applicable privacy policy.

8. Your rights and contact details
You may view your personal data at any time without cost and, where applicable, request that it be corrected, deleted or blocked. If you wish to contact us with regard to these rights, or for further information, please use the e-mail address given above. If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding the collection, processing and use of your personal data by us, please also use the contact details provided.

9. This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. 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.