TERMS and conditions – DATA privacy policy

Privacy Policy

1.           General

1.1.        This Privacy Policy of Apium Additive Technologies GmbH, Willy-Andreas-Allee 19, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany (hereinafter “APIUM”) regulates the use of the data stored by APIUM in connection with your visit of the website “www.apiumtec.com” (hereinafter “website”). APIUM treats your personal data confidential in compliance with applicable legal data protection laws of Germany and this Privacy Policy.

1.2.        Purpose of the processing of data is the operation of APIUM’s website through which APIUM can present its services and maintain customer contacts.

2.           Data collection without consent

In addition to the information you provide to APIUM directly, APIUM may collect information about the use of its services without the consent of the user.

2.1.        Storing log files

APIUM automatically collects and stores information in log files which users automatically transmit to APIUM. This is not personal data. APIUM cannot trace which user has accessed which data.

The following data is stored with each request:

  • name of the requested file
  • date and time of access
  • volume of data transferred
  • notification of whether the access was successful
  • IP address
  • browser type/version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL

Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. A merging with other data sources does not take place. The data will be deleted after a statistical analysis.

2.2.        Cookies

This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies allow Apium to make its offer more user friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer.

The internet browser of the user receives these files automatically from the server of Apium and stores the cookies on user’s computer. The cookies allow the recognition of user’s internet browser and thus an analysis of the using of the website. Apium uses two types of cookies: So-called session cookies and permanent cookies.

Apium sends a session cookie to the user´s computer when he visits the website. The use of the website for the user gets more convenient and faster. In case of cancellation or closing the browser this cookie is deleted and thus has no effect.

Furthermore, Apiums uses a permanent cookie. The data, which contains the cookie is encrypted and therefore cannot be read by third parties.

The user can erase the cookies stored on his computer at any time. In addition, the user can set his browser to inform him about a cookie before accepting it. However, Apium points out that in this case, the user may not be able to use all features of its website.

2.3.        Google Analytics

Apium uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on the computer of the user to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website (including the IP address of the user) is sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A.

Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, unless required by law or where such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate user’s IP address with any other data held by Google. The user may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of his browser; however, if the user do so, the user may be unable to use all features of this website. By using this website the user agrees to the processing of data by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

Further, the user can prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to the use of this websites by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

2.4.        Facebook

This website also includes links on the external social network Facebook. Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”).

Those links are made identifiable by the Facebook logo. This website does not use Facebook plugins. If the user clicks those links, a Facebook plugin is activated and the browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook’s servers.

If the user is logged in his personal Facebook account when clicking the links, Facebook can assign this website visit to the Facebook account of the user.
If the user interacts with plugins, for example pressing the “Share” button or entering a comment, the corresponding information from the browser of the user is sent directly to Facebook and stored there. The user can inform himself about the purpose and scope of Facebook’s data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, and the rights and setting options to protect his privacy in the privacy policies of Facebook (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php). If user does not want Facebook to collect information’s about him, the user is advised to log out on Facebook before he visits this site.

2.5.        GOOGLE+

This website also includes links on the external social network GOOGLE+. GOOGLE+ is operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. (hereinafter “google”).

Those links are made identifiable by the GOOGLE+ logo. This website does not use GOOGLE+ plugins. If the user is clicking those links a GOOGLE+ plugin is activated and the browser establishes a direct connection with the google’s servers.

The content of the “GOOGLE+” button is transmitted from Google directly to the browser of the user and integrates it automatically into this website. Therefore, APIUM does not affect the amount of data that Google collects with its button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking on the button. Google logs the browser history when displaying a “GOOGLE+” only for system maintenance and troubleshooting purposes. If the user is not logged into GOOGLE+, the data is not structured by individual profiles, user names or URLs. Only for logged-in members, such data, including the IP address, is collected and processed.

Purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Google as well as the user rights and setting options for protecting privacy can be found in Google’s privacy notices in connection with “GOOGLE+” button: http://www.google.com/intl /de/+/policy/+1button.html.

If the user is a “GOOGLE+” member and does not want Google to collect information about him, he is advised to log out on “GOOGLE+” before he visits this website.

2.6.        LinkedIn

This website also includes links on the external social network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “LinkedIn”).

Those links are made identifiable by the LinkedIn logo. This website does not use LinkedIn plugins. If the user clicks those links a LinkedIn plugin is activated and the browser establishes a direct connection with the LinkedIn’s servers.

In this case LinkedIn will be informed that the user has visited this website with his IP address. If the user uses the “recommend”-button of LinkedIn and is logged in to his LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate this visit with his LinkedIn user account. APIUM would like to point out that APIUM, as a provider of this websites, does not obtain knowledge about the content of transmitted data as well as the use of his data by LinkedIn.

For further information, please review the Privacy Policy of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

2.7.        XING

This website also includes links on the external social network XING. XING is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland (hereinafter “XING”).

Those links are made identifiable by the XING logo. This website does not use XING plugins. If the user clicks those links a XING plugin is activated and the browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Xing.

For further information on data protection and the Xing share-button, please see the privacy policy of Xing under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

3.           Data collection with consent

In the following cases Apium collects personal information with your consent.

3.1.        Web Form

It is possible to send messages via a web form to Apium.

By using the web form APIUM collects and stores the complete data of the web form, that means the following data:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Company
  • Job Title
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • the transmitted message

This data will be forwarded from the provider via e-mail to APIUM. Incidentally, APIUM stores and uses the received data in accordance with legal provisions.

3.2.        Processing and Transmission of customer data and contract data

APIUM collects, processes and uses person-related data only as far as necessary for the establishment, content-related arrangement or change of the legal relationship (stock data).

APIUM transmits person-related data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfil the contract, e.g. transmitting data to the forwarding agent or the commissioned credit institution in charge with the payment. A further transmission of data to third parties does not take place unless you have given your explicit permission.

3.3.        Newsletter

If the user decides to receive newsletters offered on this website, APIUM asks for his email address as well as information which allows APIUM to check whether the user is the owner of the provided email address and if the user agrees to the reception of the newsletter.

Further data will not be collected. APIUM uses those data exclusively for the sending the requested information and does not transmit them to third parties. The given permission to the storage of this data, the email address as well as the use of such for the purpose of sending the newsletters can be withdrawn at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe”-link within the newsletter.

The user also can announce by sending an email to dataprotection@@apiumtec.com or by mail (send to: APIUM GmbH, Apium Additive Technologies GmbH, Willy-Andreas-Allee 19, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany), that he no longer wishes to receive a newsletter.

4.           Right of information and Right of Cancellation

The user has the right to be informed about his collected person-related data, its origin and addressee and the purpose of data processing.

The user may withdraw his consent at any time with future effect by sending an email to dataprotection@apiumtec.com or writing a letter. The written cancellation must be sent to
Apium Additive Technologies GmbH, Willy-Andreas-Allee 19, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
APIUM points out that the storage data may be necessary even after a cancellation has taken place.