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AVENTICS CORPORATION DATA PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for visiting the AVENTICS website and for your interest in our company and products.

AVENTICS respects your privacy

The protection of your privacy in processing personal data, as well as the security of all business data is an important concern that we take into consideration in our business processes. We process personal data collected during your visit to our website confidentially and only in accordance with statutory regulations. Data protection and information security are an integral part of our corporate policy.

Pages on the AVENTICS website may contain links to websites of other providers which are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Collection and processing of personal data

When you visit our website, by default we store the name of your Internet service provider, the website that linked you to our website, the pages you visit on our site, as well as the data and duration of your visit. AVENTICS uses cookies and active components (e.g., JAVA Script) to follow the preferences of visitors and to optimize the pages accordingly. You can disable cookies in your browser settings. Please note that some functions on the website may no longer be available if you do so. Beyond that, personal data is only saved if you provide it voluntarily, e.g., as part of a registration, survey, contest, or contract execution.

In order to participate in many features, services and/or programs of this website, we may require that you provide us with certain specific information, such as your full name, company information, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or other information specific to you. You can choose whether or not to provide us with this information, but if you choose not to provide any required information, your experience on this website may be diminished and some features may not be available or may not work as intended.

Use and disclosure of personal data and purpose limitation

AVENTICS uses your personal data for the purpose of technical administration of its websites, customer management, product surveys, and marketing, only to the extent required. Your data is only used within the company group and our dealer organization. It is not disclosed to other parties, although we reserve the right to transfer information in connection with the sale or other disposition of all or part of the AVENTICS business and/or assets.

Please note that we have commissioned Computop for the payment process via credit card. Computop is a leading technology provider that provides secure payment, fraud security and seamless transaction processing for online shopping. During the payment process you will be re-directed to a secure Computop page and Computop will process all data relevant for the payment process.

In addition to the other times or occasions on which we might disclose information about users of our site, we might also disclose information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with a legal process; (b) enforce this Privacy Policy; (c) respond to claims that any materials, documents, images, graphics, logos, designs, audio, video and any other information provided from or on this website violates the rights of third parties; and/or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of AVENTICS, its partners or users or the public.

Security

AVENTICS takes security measures to protect any of your data that we manage from manipulation, loss, destruction, access by unauthorized persons, or unauthorized disclosure. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Option

We would also like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and to possibly survey you. Participation in such campaigns is naturally voluntary. Should you disapprove of this, you can inform us at any time so that we can block your data accordingly. You can find more detailed information on the respective local website.

Contact

For information, suggestions, and complaints with regard to the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection and information security officer.

If, despite our efforts to keep data accurate and up-to-date, incorrect information is stored, we will correct this information on your request. In such a case, please contact the AVENTICS data protection and information security officer.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, small text files that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the US and saved there.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google prior to transmission within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Full IP addresses will only be transferred to and saved on a Google server in the US in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website and Internet usage.

The IP address communicated by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may choose to prevent cookies being saved by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the transmission of data generated by cookies related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as processing of this data by Google by going to the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) to download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, or for browsers used on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics recording your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which will prevent the future recording of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. The opt-out only works in this browser and for this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

Further information on terms of service and privacy is available at www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Please note that on this page Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymized recording of IP addresses (“IP masking”). The IP addresses are only processed in their short form, in order to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular person.

We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. Should you not wish to be part of this, you can deactivate this in the Ads settings (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb).

Google Network, Remarketing and DoubleClick

Google uses a DoubleClick cookie on websites in the Google Network and for specific Google services, in order to support AdWords customers and publishers with placing and managing advertisements on the web. When you access a website and display or click on an advertisement placed via a website in the Google Network, a DoubleClick cookie may be placed in your browser. The DoubleClick cookie identifier assigned to your browser is the same as that used when visiting websites in which the advertising program DoubleClick is used. If your browser already has a DoubleClick cookie, another DoubleClick cookie is not attached.

Further information about the use of DoubleClick cookies in conjunction with the advertising program from DoubleClick can be found in the DoubleClick Privacy FAQ section.

Further, this website uses Remarketing with Google Analytics for online advertising. This includes the use of cookies by third parties, including Google. Through the combined use of first-party cookies (e.g. Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (e.g. DoubleClick cookies), advertisements can be presented to you, as well as optimized and evaluated, based on your previous visits to this website.

With the aid of Remarketing, information about your surfing behavior is collected and saved in an anonymized form for marketing purposes (targeting/retargeting). This data is saved on our computer with the aid of cookies. Using an algorithm, targeted product recommendations can be displayed to you as personalized advertising banners on other websites (publishers). This data cannot be used to identify you personally as a visitor to this website. The data collection is used only for improving the service.

Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager, meaning website tags can be managed in one interface. The Google Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not record any personal data. The tool triggers other tags that record data in some circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation was made on a domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Jean-Christophe Baron
AVENTICS GmbH
Ulmer Str. 4
D-30880 Laatzen
As of: April 14, 2014

Terms of use for the AVENTICS website and GTC

Thank you for visiting the AVENTICS GmbH website and for your interest in our company and products.

All of the personal data compiled on the AVENTICS website will be saved, processed, and passed on to group companies as appropriate, exclusively for your individual support, the transmission of product information, or submission of service offers. Of course, we assure that your information will be handled in accordance with the applicable laws on data privacy protection and our data protection policies

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