Data privacy and liability disclaimer

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HEITEC AG assumes no warranty of any kind for the currency, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided on this website. In general, HEITEC AG cannot be held liable for any claims that are founded on loss or damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused by using or failing to use the offered information, or by the use of defective or incomplete information, unless there has been demonstrably willful or grossly negligent misconduct on the part of HEITEC AG. All offers are non-binding and without obligation. HEITEC AG expressly reserves the right to amend, supplement, or delete parts or all of this site without special notice, or to discontinue publication of this site temporarily or permanently. HEITEC AG of course always endeavors to make its site as user-friendly as possible.

Referrals and links

In the case of direct or indirect referrals to third-party websites ("hyperlinks") that are outside HEITEC AG's sphere of control, HEITEC AG would incur liability only in the event that HEITEC AG knew of the content of those sites and had the technical ability, and could reasonably be expected, to prevent use in the event of unlawful content. HEITEC AG hereby expressly declares that at the time when the links were established, no illegal content was evident on the linked sites. HEITEC AG has no influence of any kind over the current or future design, content or authorship of the linked sites. For that reason we hereby expressly disclaim all association with any content of any linked sites that was changed after the links were established. Only the provider of the site to which the user was referred, and not the party that merely refers to a particular publication by way of links, is liable for illegal, mistaken or incomplete content, and particularly for loss or damage that results from using or failing to use information thus offered.

Copyright and trademark rights

HEITEC AG makes every effort in all its publications to comply with copyrights for the employed graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts, to use graphics, sound documents video sequences and texts that we have produced ourselves, or to use public-domain graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts. All trademarks and other marks mentioned on this website that may be protected by third parties are subject, without limitation, to the provisions of the associated mark rights and the ownership rights of their registered owners. The mere mention of such marks is not to be interpreted as an indication that the marks are not protected by third-party rights. HEITEC AG is the sole holder of copyright for published items produced by HEITEC AG itself. No such graphics, sound documents, video sequences or texts may be reproduced or used in other electronic or printed publications without the express permission of HEITEC AG. Some of the photos used on the website are provided by fotolia.com (Photo credits).

Data privacy

HEITEC AG believes it is very important to protect your personal data. For that reason, it processes personal data in compliance with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other requirements of law. Until the GDPR takes effect on May 25, 2018, references to the GDPR should be understood as references to the corresponding provisions of the German Data Privacy Act. The following references in our data privacy policy are intended to inform you fully about how we handle your personal data, as well as about your rights in this regard.

Processing of personal data

HEITEC AG records personal data such as your name, address or email address only if you register for our Newsletter or file an application via email. We will use the information you voluntarily furnish in this connection solely for the purpose you provided it for.

Processing of usage data

When you visit and view provided content, HEITEC AG's web servers store each access in a record file, for statistical and system purposes. The record contains the following information:

  • IP address, time stamp (date and time of access) of the requesting computer/ web pages visited/ filenames
  • Requesting computer's web browser and operating system
  • Volume of data transferred, and report of successful transfer

These data are stored for security reasons — for example, to avert attempts at intrusion into HEITEC AG's web servers. The saved IP address is analyzed only in the event of an attack on HEITEC AG's systems (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). No natural person will be associated with these stored usage data. The recorded data are stored for a period of one year. Then they are deleted by the system.

Signing up for our Newsletter

HEITEC AG offers you the option of signing up to receive a newsletter. HEITEC AG will use the information you provide in this connection solely for this purpose (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). HEITEC AG does not process any further data. If you wish to sign up for our Newsletter, HEITEC AG will need a valid email address, your first and last names, and the name of your company.

HEITEC AG uses the "double opt-in" procedure to ensure that you are in fact the owner of the email address you give. A record is prepared for this purpose by way of:

  • Your consent to receive Newsletters
  • Sending a confirmation email
  • Receipt of your reply email

You may withdraw at any time your consent for us to process your personal data and use them for sending the Newsletter. For this purpose, you can unsubscribe to the Newsletter by way of HEITEC AG's website, by entering your email address.

Job application via email

HEITEC AG offers job applicants the option of applying online via the contact form on the website's career page, or via an email sent to the indicated offices, or at their own initiative. If you make use of this option, HEITEC AG will process the information you provide that is needed in order to choose applicants (Sec. 26(1) German Data Privacy Act (amended)).

Cookies

HEITEC AG's website uses "cookies." Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer and stored by your browser. The purpose of cookies is to make our services more user-friendly, more efficient, and more secure (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). If you do not desire cookies from the HEITEC AG website to be used, you can set your browser to refuse cookies.

Use of Google Fonts

These web pages use external fonts provided by Google (Google Fonts). Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). These web fonts are incorporated by calling up a server, which as a rule is a Google server in the USA. In this process, the server is told which of our web pages you have visited. Google also stores the IP address of the browser of the terminal device of those who visit to these web pages. You can find further information in Google's data privacy notice, available here:

About Google Fonts
Google's data privacy policy

Use of YouTube Plugins

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site owned by Google. The site's operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube plugin, a connection will be made to YouTube's servers. The YouTube server will be told which of our pages you visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, that will permit YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. You can find out more about how user data are used from YouTube's data privacy policy.

Disclosure of personal data (Art. 13(1)(e) GDPR)

Your personal data will be provided to third parties (such as service providers or business partners) only if needed in order to fulfill a contract. Personal data will be disclosed to government institutions and authorities only as provided by national law. They will not be released to third parties for other purposes.

Security

HEITEC AG applies suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access. These security measures undergo continuous improvement as the technology develops.

Data subjects' rights (Art. 13(2)(b) GDPR)

As a data subject, you have the right at any time to have access to your data, to rectify them and to have them erased, as well as the right to restrict their processing and the right to data portability. To exercise your rights as a data subject, or if you would like more information about how the personal data you provide to us are used, please contact the Data Privacy Officer of HEITEC AG at:

HEITEC AG
Betrieblicher Datenschutz
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter@heitec.de
Mailing address: Güterbahnhofstrasse 5, 91052 Erlangen, Germany

Erasure of personal data

In accordance with the principles of data minimization (Art. 5(1)(c) GDPR) and data economy (Art. 5(1)(e) GDPR), HEITEC AG stores only the personal data that are needed for one of the specified purposes. Once that purpose no longer applies, the associated personal data will be deleted as provided by law.

Legal effect of this liability disclaimer

This liability disclaimer page should be understood as an integral part of the website from which you were referred to this page. If any part or individual clause of this text does not comply, no longer complies, or does not fully comply with the applicable status of the law, the content and validity of the remainder of this site will not be affected.

Statistical analyses using Matomo

This website uses Matomo, an open source software, for the statistical analysis of visitor accesses. Matomo uses cookies, which are text files stored on your computer that make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The information the cookie generates about how you use this website is stored on the provider's server in Germany. Your IP address is anonymized immediately after the data are processed, and before the data are stored. You can set your browser software to refuse to accept cookies. But you should note that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website.