PRIVACY POLICY

Protecting your privacy is very important to us

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company, products and our website. The protection of your personal sphere when using our website is of great concern to us. Therefore, we act in compliance with the applicable statutory provisions for the protection of personal data and data security, particularly with regard to the telecommunications media and the German Data Protection Act. From the following information, you will learn for which websites the Privacy Policy applies, which data we collect and use, what rights you have of access to personal data, etc.

01. Scope of Application

This Privacy Policy applies to the use of the website (hereafter to be known as “Skywalk-website”) offered by Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG (hereafter to be known as “Skywalk”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to the websites of other service providers who are solely linked to the Skywalk-website.


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02. Personal Data

Personal Data is data regarding personal or business details of a certain person or on a certain date determinable individual person, such as name, address, your bank account number, passport or telephone number, driver’s license number, and email address. Non-personal Data is, in contrast, data with which the ascertainment of your actual identity is not possible. This includes for example, information of your gender, which browser you use or which sports you prefer.


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03. Anonymity

You will remain anonymous when using the Skywalk-website, as long as you have not voluntarily given us personal data for our use. The only exception to this policy is represented by the temporary compulsory automatic storage of your IP-number. Full particulars are given below.


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04. Mode, scope and purpose of data collection and use of your personal data

We collect and use your personal data primarily for the following purposes.

Automatic data collection, and use of the following personal data

We automatically collect information from everyone who visits the Skywalk-websites regarding the IP-number assigned to your computer when you access the internet, which browser and operating system you use and which websites you have previously viewed. This data is stored in so-called log files on the web server. At the same time, the IP-number is considered to be personal data. For the protection against misuse of our own computer system, it is required to store the IP-number of site visitors for a temporary period of time. If we need to draw upon the log files in order to compose a user profile, or for the purpose of advertising, market research or further design of our websites, then the IP-number will previously be made anonymous. Otherwise, the IP-number will be erased from the log files. As a result, your IP-number remains anonymous even during the automatic collection and temporary storage of your IP-number.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google analytics, a web-analysis service of Googe Inc. („Google“) Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text data that is stored on your computer and enables analysis of website use. The information provided by the cookies regarding your use of this website (including your IP-Address) is transferred and stored to a Google server. Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile Website activity reports for the website operators and to provide additional website- and Internet-linked services. If the situation should arise, Google will also share this information with a third party, provided this is stipulated by law or if the third party processes the information on behalf of Google. Google will never show your IP-Address in connection with other data from Google. You can also prevent the installation of cookies by a corresponding adjustment of your browser software; we caution you however, that in this case you will not be able to fully utilise all the functions of the website. With the use of this website, you declare your consent of the data collection performed by Google in the manner described above and consent of the purpose of the data collection.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social networking site, facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo (white ‘f’ over a blue square), a ‘thumbs-up’ symbol, or the phrase ‘Facebook Social Plugin’. The list of the various Facebook Social Plugins and their appearances can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit a page on our website which contains a Facebook Social Plugin, a direct link is established between your browser and Facebook’s servers. The content of the plugin is then sent directly to your browser from Facebook and included by Facebook in the website. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook gathers using this plugin and inform you that according to our knowledge: By using the plugin, Facebook receives information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website.

If you are logged in to Facebook, your visit to our website can then associated with your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “Like” button, or by leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you do not have an account with Facebook, there is still the chance that Facebook will gather and save your IP address. The reason for and the scope of this data collection and information about how the data is processed and used by Facebook, as well as your rights with regards to this matter and options for protecting your privacy can be found within Facebook’s privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you have a Facebook account and do not wish that Facebook, via our website, collects information about you and links it to your data stored with your Facebook member information, you must first log out of your Facebook account before visting our website. It is also possible to block Facebook Social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”.

Other collection and uses of personal data

Incidentally, other than the collection and uses of personal data mentioned in Nr. 4 a), we collect and use your data only when you have freely offered it to us and it is legally permitted or you have given express consent.

Collection and use of your personal data for the purpose of advertising, market research and for the further design of our websites is only permissable with your specific consent.

In the interest of maintaining customer relationships, we use your personal data now and then for advertising and market research purposes, and for the need-driven re-design of our website. However, as a matter of course, we will always request this information beforehand under specifications of the collection- and/or use of the personal data and request your express consent.


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05. Dissemination, selling or transfer of your personal data to a third party

Dissemination, selling or transfer of your personal data to a third party is forbidden.


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06. Revocation of content for the collection and use of your personal data

You have the possibility at any time in the future of revoking your express consent in the collection and use of your personal data. Please refer to the point mentioned below.


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07. Use of Cookies

We normally use so-called session cookies on the Skywalk-websites, for filing technical data in the storage of your browser. This data is not personal data and is erased when you close your browser. If we should want to store personal data in a Cookie, which seldom happens, we must first obtain your express consent.


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08. Prevention of the filing of Cookies

Although Cookies are only relevant for data privacy when stored in your personal data, many internet users remain skeptical of these small data packages. We would like to inform you that you should also protect respectively view the content of Cookies. Current browsers provide you with different functions for this, and with the help of your browser you can inform yourself in depth. For example, you can set your internet-browser so that all cookies are automatically blocked, or so that you are warned before a cookie is stored. However, we inform you that owing to circumstances, a functional limitation can therefore be associated with the use of the Skywalk-website and the websites of other service providers.


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09. Security Measures

Skywalk meets the technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your personal data from loss or misuse. Thus, your data is stored in a secure operations environment which is not accessible to the public. If you would like to contact skywalk by email, we must inform you that the confidentiality of this information cannot be guaranteed. The contents of emails can – just as with a postcard – be viewed by a third party. We therefore recommend sending personal information to us by post.


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10. Access Rights

Upon request, we will gladly share with you any of your personal data which we have stored, if indeed we have any. Please refer to the site listed below.


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11. Changes and Deletion of Personal Data

If you want to change or erase your personal data, please refer to the location named below. Basically, we erase your personal data as soon as we have accomplished our data requirements. However, normally your personal data is erased as soon as we have obtained the information necessary for our purposes which was originally stored. We must point out that owing to circumstances due to legal storage- and accounting-responsibilities, we may not yet erase your data. In this case however, you still have the right to disable the data.


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12. Changes in the PRIVACY POLICY

The rapid technological development of the internet and the changes in law and jurisdiction with regard to privacy policies have made it necessary for us to alter our privacy policy from time to time in order to meet the new requirements. Please note the current Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was updated on 21.01.09.


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13. For inquiries – Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG

If you want to make a claim regarding your right of access to personal data, or have questions regarding this Privacy Policy or web privacy rules, please contact:

Ferdinand Veith | E-Mail ferdinand.veith@skywalk.org