Data protection

Validity

This data protection statement informs users about the way, the volume and purposes for which personal data are collected and used by the provider responsible on this website, Handelsblatt GmbH, Raiffeisenstrasse 39, D - 70794 Filderstadt, telephone: +49 (0)211 – 887-1100, E-Mail: info@handelsblatt-research.com (hereinafter called “content”).

Access data / Server log files

The provider (or his webspace provider) collects data about every access to the content (so-called server log files). These are some of the access data: name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, data volume transferred, information about successful access, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the page visited before), IP address and the asking provider.

The provider only uses the protocol data for statistical analysis for the purpose of operating, securing and optimising the content. However, the provider reserves the right to examine protocol data subsequently if there are concrete signs justifying a suspicion of illegal use.

Dealing with personal data

Personal data consist of information with the help of which details of a person can be ascertained, i.e. details which can lead back to a person, e.g. name, email address or telephone number. Data about preferences, hobbies, memberships, which websites have been seen by somebody are also classed as personal data.

Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if it is legally permissible to do so, or if the users agree.

Getting in contact

When the provider is contacted (e.g. by contact form or email) the user’s details are stored for the purpose of dealing with his or her request, also in case there are subsequent questions.

Comments and contributions

When users leave comments in the form of a blog or other contributions, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the security of the provider, in case somebody writes illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In such a case, the provider himself can be sued for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the person who wrote it.

Using services and contents of third parties

It can happen that this online content includes content of third parties, like for example, videos from YouTube, map material from Google maps, RSS-Feeds or graphics from other websites. This always requires that the providers of these contents (hereinafter called “third-party providers”) know the IP address of users. Because without the IP address they could not send content to the browser of the respective user. So the IP address is required in order to provide such content. We try to only use the content of providers who, in turn, only use the IP address to deliver their content. However, we have no influence on whether third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes or not. In so far as this becomes known to us, we inform the users accordingly.

Opt-out for visitor statistics

You can prevent the storage of cookies by making an adjustment to your browser software, but we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.In addition, you can also prevent Google collecting data produced by the cookie and your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and processing these data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Cancellation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right to obtain, on application and free of charge, information about the personal data stored on him or her. In addition, the user has the right to correct inaccurate data, to block and delete his or her personal data, providing there is no legal obligation to keep the data.