Weisang Privacy Statement

The responsible body as defined by data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Weisang GmbH
Sophie-Krämer-Str. 13
66386 St. Ingbert, Germany
Telephone: +49(6894)929600
privacy@weisang.com
Managing Director: Richard Weisang

Your rights as an individual whose personal data is affected

You can exercise your rights to the following at any time by using our Data Protection Officer contact information:

  • Information about your personal data stored by us and how it is processed,
  • Rectification of inaccurate personal data,
  • Erasure of your personal data stored by us,
  • Restriction of data processing, provided that we have not yet been permitted to delete your data due to statutory obligations,
  • Objection to processing of your data by us,
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or you have signed an agreement with us.

If you have provided us with consent, you can revoke this consent at any time to take effect in the future.

You can lodge a complaint at any time with the competent supervisory authority. Your competent supervisory authority is based on your place of residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the private sphere) with addresses is available at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purposes of data processing by responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy statement. We do not share your personal data with third parties for purposes other than those stated. We share your personal data with third parties only when:

  • You have given us your explicit consent to do so.
  • Processing is necessary in order to execute the agreement we have with you.
  • Processing is required in order to fulfill legal obligations.

Processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding, protected interest in not passing on your data.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

When you use our website, information of a general nature is collected automatically. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of browser, the operating system you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider and other similar data. This is information that does not identify you personally.

This information is necessary for technical purposes in order to provide the correct web page content that you requested and is required when using the internet. The data is processed for the following purposes in particular:

  • to ensure a smooth connection to the website,
  • to ensure trouble-free use of our website,
  • to analyze system security and stability and
  • for other administrative purposes.

We process your personal data based on our legitimate interests from the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. Only the responsible body and processors, if applicable, receive the data.

Anonymous information of this type may be analyzed for statistical purposes in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Cookies

Like many other websites we also use what are known as “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard drive by a website server. We automatically obtain particular data from the cookies, such as IP address, the browser used, the operating system and your internet connection method.

Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Using the information in cookies we are able to make it easier for you to navigate our web pages and for us to display the correct information.

Under no circumstances do we share the data collected with third parties, nor do we refer to your personal data without your consent.

You can of course basically use our website without cookies. Internet browsers are frequently configured to accept cookies. Generally you can disable the use of cookies at any time through your browser’s settings. Please use your browser’s help feature to learn how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions on our website may not work if you disable the use of cookies.

Registering on our website

When registering for the use of our personalized services, some personal data is collected such as your name and address as well as methods of contact and communication such as your telephone number and email address. When you register with us, you can access the content and services that we offer only to registered users. Users who are signed in also have the option to modify or delete the data provided during registration at any time. Naturally we will also share with you at any time the personal data which we have stored about you. At your request we will also correct or delete this data, provided that there are no legal data retention obligations to the contrary. To contact us in this regard, please use the contact information provided at the end of this privacy statement.

Registering when activating a software license

Some license types for the software that we offer require registration in order to activate the license. This applies in particular to the free 30-day evaluation license, which allows you to try out the product in detail before purchasing it. When registering, personal data is collected such as your name, address, and contact and communication methods such as your telephone number and email address. This contact information is processed either by us for sales and support purposes or is forwarded for the same purpose to the designated reseller of the country specified during registration of the product.

SSL encryption

To safeguard the security of your transferred data, we use current state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Forum

When users leave comments, in addition to the comment, the time the comment is created and the user name previously selected by the website user are stored. This data is used for our security, since we could be prosecuted for unlawful content on our web pages, even if the content has been created by users. If you choose to remain anonymous in this case, select a pseudonym for the user name.

Newsletter

With your express consent, we regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by email to the email address you have provided.

Your email address is the only information required in order to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to receive our newsletter, the data provided by you is used for this purpose only. Subscribers can also be notified by email regarding circumstances related to the service or registration (for example changes to the newsletter offering or technical conditions).

We require a valid email address in order to activate your registration. We use the “double opt-in” method to verify that a subscription has actually been made by the owner of the email address. To do this, we keep a log of the newsletter subscription order, transmittal of the confirmation email and receipt of the response requested from the email owner. No additional data is collected. The data is used only for the purpose of sending the newsletter and is not shared with third parties.

You can revoke the consent to store your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. A link for this purpose is included in every newsletter. Alternatively, you can send us your request using the contact option provided at the end of this Privacy statement.

Use of the “MailChimp” email marketing service

The newsletter is sent using “MailChimp”, a newsletter marketing platform provided by Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, U.S.A.

The email addresses of our newsletter recipients as well as additional related data described within the context of this statement are stored on the MailChimp servers in the U.S. MailChimp uses this information to send and analyze the newsletters on our behalf. In addition, MailChimp can use the data available to it to optimize or improve its own services, such as for technical optimization of sending and displaying the newsletters or for market purposes in order to determine the country of origin of the newsletter recipients. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to contact them personally or to share with third parties.

We trust in the reliability as well as the IT and data security provided by MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the “Privacy Shield” EU-US data protection and privacy agreement and is thus obligated to comply with the EU data protection regulations. You can read the MailChimp data protection provisions here.

Contact form

Please contact us with any questions by email or using the contact form and provide us with your voluntary consent for contact purposes. Entry of a valid email address is required. This information is used to assign the question to the right person and to ensure you subsequently receive a response. The inclusion of additional data is optional. The information provided by you will be stored in order to process the request and for potential follow-up questions. Your personal data will be deleted once your inquiry has been resolved.

Using Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer that make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted and saved to a Google server in the United States. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

The purpose of data processing is to analyze the use of the website and to compile reports about activities on the website. Additional associated services are provided based on usage of the website and internet. Processing depends on the legitimate interests of the website operator.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the following available browser plug-in: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can disable Google Analytics tracking on our pages by clicking on this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device and will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website and this browser as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Using Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps API to display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also gathers, processes and uses data covering the use of the map functions. For more information about how Google processes data, read the Google Privacy Policy. There you can also change your personal data privacy settings in the data privacy control center.

You can obtain more detailed information on how to manage your data associated with Google products here.

Embedded YouTube videos

Some of our web pages include embedded YouTube videos. The operator of the associated plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, U.S.A. When you visit a page that includes a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established with the YouTube servers and information is shared with YouTube about the pages you are visiting. When you are signed in to your YouTube account, YouTube can identify you and your browsing behavior. You can prevent this by signing out of your YouTube account in advance.

When a YouTube video starts playing, the provider uses cookies to collect information about user behavior.

If you have disabled Google Ads program cookies, you will not have to worry about such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. However, YouTube stores anonymized user information in other cookies as well. If you would like to prevent this, you will have to block saving of cookies in your browser.

You can read more about data privacy and “YouTube” in the provider’s data privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking. If you arrived on our web page after clicking on a Google ad, Google AdWords places a cookie on your computer. The Conversion Tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on a Google enabled ad. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used for personal identification purposes. If a user visits particular pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Weisang as well as Google are able to detect that the user clicked on an ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies therefore cannot be tracked across the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using Conversion cookies is used to prepare Conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen to use Conversion Tracking. The customers gather information about the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and who have been forwarded to a page with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, the customers do not receive information that can identify users personally.

If you do not want to participate in this tracking, you can refuse the setting of the tracking cookie by configuring your browser setting, which usually disables setting cookies automatically, so that cookies from the domain “googleleadservices.com” are blocked.

Please note that you must not delete opt-out cookies if you do not want to record measurement data. If you have deleted all of the cookies in your browser, you will have to set the relevant opt-out cookie again.

Changes to our data protection provisions

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy statement so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or in order to make modifications to our services, such as to introduce new services, in the Privacy statement. The new Privacy statement then applies when you revisit the website.

Questions for the Data Protection Officer

If you have questions related to data privacy, please contact us in writing by email or directly contact the person responsible for data privacy within our company:

Ute Weisang
mailto: privacy@weisang.com

Date of Privacy Statement: May 24, 2018