Privacy policy

Your privacy is our concern

We are very pleased that you are interested in our company and our products and services and would like you to feel safe when visiting our website, also with regard to the protection of your personal data. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Compliance with the provisions of the applicable data protection law (e.g. Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)) is a matter of course for us.

We want you to know when and how we collect, process, and use what data. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the data protection requirements are respected both by us and by our external service providers.

Personal Data    

Personal data is information about your identity, your personal and / or factual circumstances. These include, for example, information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. It is not necessary for you to disclose personal data in order to use our website. In certain cases, however, we need your name, address, and other details so that we can provide the services you desire. The same applies, for example, to the sending of information material and ordered goods or to answering individual questions. Where the disclosure of personal data is required, we point this out accordingly. If you make use of our services, only the data that we need to provide those services will be collected. If we request any additional information providing it is entirely voluntary.

Collection, processing, and use of your personal data for specific purposes    

We use the personal data you provide exclusively to answer your queries, process your orders, or give you access to certain information or offers.

We will only collect, process, and use the personal data you have provided online for the purposes communicated to you. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without the existence of an applicable legal regulation or your required consent. Further surveys of personal data as well as their transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information will only take place within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to do so by a court decision. Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are obliged by us to maintain secrecy and to comply with the provisions of the applicable data protection law.

Publication of job advertisements / online job applications

Your application data will be electronically collected and processed by us for the purpose of executing the application procedure. If your application involves the completion of an employment contract, the data you submitted can be stored in your personal file for the purposes of the organizational and administrative process, in compliance with the relevant legal regulations.

The deletion of data submitted by you in the event of the rejection of your application is carried out within the framework of legal requirements (as a rule, immediately after the rejection is made known). Reasons for longer storage are taken into account, especially legal requirements (e.g. the burden of proof in accordance with the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG)) insofar as you have not given us explicit consent for a longer storage.

Storage period   

Personal data that has been communicated to us through our website will only be stored until the purpose for which it has been entrusted to us is fulfilled. If storage and tax retention periods are to be observed, the storage period for certain data may be up to 10 years.

Cookies    

When you visit one of our websites, we may store information in the form of a cookie on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser by a web server and stored on the hard drive of your computer. For example, information about the operating system, the browser, your IP address, your referrer URL and the date and time of your visit to our website. This information is used to automatically recognize you on your next visit to our website and to make navigation easier for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to customize a website to your interests or to store your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time.

Of course, you can also visit our website without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. To find out how this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you do not accept cookies, this can lead to functional limitations of our offers.

Use of the web analysis service PIWIK

We use the web analysis service PIWIK on our website. PIWIK uses cookies for this analysis. The information generated by cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your visit to the website, including your IP address, will be transferred to our server and stored there. Your IP address in this process is immediately made anonymous, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the creation of cookies by means of the corresponding setting of your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of our website. 

Use of YouTube plug-ins

Our site uses plug-ins (video) of the company YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Please note that our site uses embedded YouTube videos with YouTube's "extended privacy mode" option.

When you visit a page of our website with a YouTube plug-in and watch the video, a connection is established to the YouTube servers, and thus the content displayed by communication to your browser. The Youtube server is thereby notified of the particular website you visited. In addition, if you were also logged into your YouTube account, you would allow YouTube to map your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can disable this option if you log out of your account first (Google Privacy prolicy and terms of service).

Registration on our Website

When registering for the use of our personalized services, some personal data is collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data such as telephone number and e-mail address. If you are registered with us, you can access the content and services that we only offer to registered users. Logged-in users also have the option to change or delete the data specified at registration at any time. Of course, we also provide you with information about the personal data stored by you at any time. We will gladly correct or delete these at your request, as far as no statutory storage obligations are contrary. To contact us, please use the contact details given at the end of this data protection declaration.

Children and adolescents

Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request, collect, or pass on to third parties any personal data from children or adolescents.

Security

We have taken technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and all third parties involved in data processing are obliged to deal with your personal data in accordance with the law and confidentiality.

Links    

If you use external links, which are offered within the scope of our website, this data protection does not extend to these links. When we provide links, we make every effort to ensure that our privacy and security standards are adhered to. However, we have no influence on the compliance of data protection and security regulations by other providers. For this reason, you should also check the data protection statements provided on the websites of the other providers.

Information, correction, blocking, deletion, and revocation

Upon request, you will receive information free of charge about all personal data we have stored about you, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the storage. Should you no longer agree to the storage of your personal data, or if this information has become incorrect, we will, upon request, block or delete your data or make the necessary corrections (insofar as this is possible within the framework of the purpose and under applicable law). Otherwise the use of your e-mail address, your telephone and / or mobile phone number and your fax number for the purpose of advertising or market or opinion research requires separate consent. You can electronically give your consent when entering your data and revoke it at any time for the future.

If you need more information, write to us at www.vipa.com/en/contact/impressum or send an e-mail to info@vipa.de.

Changes to our data protection policy   

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures as far as this is necessary due to the legal and / or technical development. In these cases, we will also adapt our privacy policy accordingly. Please note the latest version of our privacy policy.

Questions, suggestions and complaints   

We are always at your disposal to answer your questions regarding the collection, processing and use of your personal data. For questions which this data protection declaration could not answer, or for further information, suggestions, or complaints, please contact us.