Scope of Application
This Privacy Statement informs users about the nature, extent and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider (Heiko Demel, Landhausstraße 3, D-73072 Donzdorf, info [at] qi-wireless-charging.net, +49 (0)7162 50 47 044) on this website (hereinafter “site”).
The legal bases of data protection can be found in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (German Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (German Telecommunications and Media Services Act – TMG).
Access Data / Server Log Files
The provider (or its web space provider) collects data about every access to the site (known as server log files). The access data include:
Name of the web page accessed, file, date and time of the access, data volume transferred, notification of successful access, browser type together with version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the page previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical analyses for the purpose of operating, securing and optimising the site. The provider, however, reserves the right to review the log data subsequently if, based on concrete indications, there are reasonable grounds for suspecting unlawful use.
Handling Personal Data
Personal data involve information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes a person’s name, e-mail address and telephone number. Personal data, however, also include data about preferences, hobbies, memberships and the web pages viewed by a person.
Personal data are collected, used and forwarded by the provider only if this is permitted by law or users consent to their data being collected.
If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted – if and so far technically possible and reasonable – without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymizated data or an alias.
When a user contacts the provider (for example, using the contact form or via e-mail), that user’s details are stored in order to process the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited. Offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished.
Cookies are small files that enable specific, device-related information to be stored on the users’ access device (PC, smartphone or such like). On the one hand, they make web pages more user-friendly, thereby benefiting users (e.g. by saving login data). On the other hand, they are used to record statistical data about website use and to analyse such data with a view to improving the site. Users can affect the way in which cookies are used. Most browsers have an option enabling the storage of cookies to be restricted or completely prevented. However, users’ attention is drawn to the fact that use and, in particular, ease of use are restricted without cookies.
Users can also select their settings by visiting the following platforms: IAB Opt -Out Plattform and Network Advertising Initiative Opt -Out Plattform, which offer options for making a decision for all companies registered on this platform.
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files which are stored on users’ computers and make it possible to analyse how they use the website. The information generated by the cookie about how users use this website is usually transmitted to, and stored on, a Google server in the USA.
However, in the event of the activation of IP anonymization on this website, Google will truncate users’ IP address beforehand in member states of the European Union or in other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will users’ full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how users use the site, compiling reports on website activities and providing the operator with other services relating to website and Internet usage.
Google Analytics will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google. You may select a corresponding setting in your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved; please note, however, that, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from recording data generated by cookies relating to your use of this website (including your IP address) and from processing such data by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available from the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
By way of alternative to the browser-add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent future acquisition of data by Google Analytics within this website. This will store an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click on this link again.
This website uses Google Analytics reports on demographic characteristics, in which data from Google’s interest-based advertising and third party visitors information (for example, age, gender and interests) are used. These data are not attributable to a specific person and can always be disabled via the display settings.
This website uses Google AdSense, a service to incorporate Google Inc. (“Google”) adverts. Google AdSense uses what are known as “cookies” – these are text files which are stored on your computer to enable an analysis of website use. Google AdSense also uses what are known as Web Beacons (invisible graphics).
These Web Beacons allow information such as visitor traffic to the website to be analysed.
The information generated by the cookies and Web Beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats are transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved. This information can be forwarded by Google to Google contract partners. However, Google will not combine your IP address with other data stored about you.
You can prevent cookies being installed by changing a setting in your browser software, but please be aware that this may mean you are not able to use all the website functions to their full extent. By using this website, you agree to the processing by Google of the data collected from you in the manner and for the appropriate purposes.
This site uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs- up” sign) or are flagged by the phrase “Facebook social plugin”. You can view the list and appearance of Facebook social plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If users visit a page of this site that contains a plugin of this type, their browser will create a direct link to the servers of Facebook. Facebook will transmit the content of the plugin directly to their browser, which will integrate it into the web page. The provider therefore has no control over the amount of data that Facebook collects using this plugin and therefore informs users based on its state of knowledge:
The integration of the plugins enables Facebook to receive information that a user has visited the relevant page of the site. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, by, for example, pressing the “Like” button or posting a comment, their browser will transmit the relevant information directly to Facebook, where it will be stored. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to discover and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this site and to link such data to his or her member data stored at Facebook, he or she will need to log off from Facebook before visiting the website. Another option is to use add-ons, such as “Facebook Blocker”, to block Facebook social plugins for your browser.
This site may use the “+1″ button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The plugins are identifiable by the “+1″ on a white or colored background.
When a user visits a web page containing such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection with Google’s servers. The content related to the “+1″ button is transmitted from Google directly to its browser which embeds the latter into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal information is collected without clicking on the button. Such data, including the IP address, are collected and processed, only for logged-in members.
Regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Google, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, users can read Google’s privacy notices to the “+1″ button found in: http://www.google.com/ intl / en / + / policy / + 1button.html and FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.
This offer uses the service Twitter buttons. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by terminology such as “Twitter” or “sequence”, connected to a stylized blue bird. With the help of these buttons, it is possible to share a contribution or page of this offer on Twitter, or follow the provider of this offer on Twitter.
When a user visits a page on this website which contains such a button, its browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. The content related to the Twitter buttons is transmitted from Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no impact on the amount of data that Twitter gathers using the plugin, and informs the user according to his knowledge. After this, the IP address of the user is only transmitted with the URL of the respective website in terms of buttons, but not for any other purposes other than the representation of the buttons.
More information can be found in Twitter’s Privacy Statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.
Integration of Services and third-party Content
It can happen that third-party content from other websites is integrated into this online offer, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics. This also means that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party”) can recognize the IP address of the user, because without the IP address they could not send their content to each user’s browser. The IP address is required in order to present this content. We only strive to use such content, and the respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no control over how third parties use such information as an IP address, such as for statistical purposes. Insofar as is becomes known to us, we will share this with our users.
This site uses the Disqus commenting system. The Disqus commenting feature is provided as a service by Big Head Labs, Inc., San Francisco/USA. Disqus is an interactive commenting system that enables the user to use Disqus as a commenting system, to make comments on all internet services with just one registration. In addition the user can register through existing accounts on Facebook (via Facebook Connect), Twitter, Yahoo, Google and Open ID. Creating comments without registration (as a ‘guest’) is possible. Please go to www.disqus.com for further information on Disqus and its features. Your data will be processed by Disqus and saved on its system. The terms and conditions of use and notes on privacy of Disqus apply regarding to capturing, processing and using the data in question; these are to be found under http://docs.disqus.com/help/30/ and http://docs.disqus.com/help/29/. If you register via your Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or Open ID account, data may possibly be captured, saved and used by these providers. Details are contained in the data privacy provisions of the individual provider.
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Revocation, Amendments, Rectifications and Updates
Users have a right to be provided, on request, with information, free of charge, about personal data stored in relation to them. In addition, users are entitled to have inaccurate data rectified and to have their personal data blocked or erased, providing this is not in conflict with any statutory retention requirement.