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Data Protection Declaration

Scope

This data protection declaration explains to users about the type, the scope and the purpose of the gathering and the use of personal data by the responsible provider, V-LINE EUROPE GmbH, Borsigring 11, 31319 Sehnde, v-line@v-line.com, +49 5138 70 08-0 on this website (hereinafter referred to as the "offer").
The data protection is legally based on the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data / server-log file

The provider (or web space provider) collects data on every single access to the offer (creating so-called server log files). These access data include:
Name of website accessed, file, data and time of access, data volume transferred, message on successful access, browser type including version, operating system of user, referrer URL (the site previously visited), IP address and requesting provider.
The provider only uses the log data for statistical purposes relating to the operation, security and optimisation of the offer. The provider does, however, reserve the right to subsequently review the log data if there are reasonable grounds for the suspicion of illegal usage.

Use of personal data

Personal data is such data with the help of which a person could be identified, i.e. details which can be traced back to a single person. This is for example name, e-mail address or telephone number. But personal data also includes data about preferences, hobbies, memberships and those websites previously viewed by someone.
Personal data are only collected, used and transferred by the provider where this is legally permitted or where the user consents to such data collection.

Establishing contact

When establishing contact with the provider (for example using a contact form or e-mail) the user's details are stored for the purpose of processing the request and for the case that follow-up questions arise.

Integration of services and third-party content

It is often the case that this online offer may include contents provided by third parties, for example videos from YouTube, map material from Google-Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always takes place under the precondition that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as "third party provider") are aware of the user's IP address. Without that IP address information the contents could not be transmitted to the respective user's browser. The IP address is indispensable to display the content. We make all efforts to ensure that only such contents are used by us the respective provider of which only uses the IP address for delivering the content. We do, however, have no control over whether the third party provider uses the IP address for example stores the address for statistical purposes. Wherever we are aware of such actions we explain this to the user.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which allow specific information about the user (PC, Smartphone and similar) to be placed on the user's computer. This information is used for example to improve the user-friendliness of the website and hence benefit the user (e.g. storage of log-in data). They also are used to collect statistical data about usage of websites and are analysed to improve the offer provided. Users can choose how cookies are used on their computers. Most browsers provide an option restricting the storage of cookies or preventing the placement of cookies completely. It is, however, also pointed out at this time that the use and in particular user comfort of websites is limited without cookies.

You can manage many online advertising cookies used by companies by going to the US-American site www.aboutads.info/choices/ or to the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

Google Analytics

This offer makes use of Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

If you activate IP anonymization on this website, the user IP address will be previously abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are contracting parties to the treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptions will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server located in the USA, where it is then abbreviated. IP anonymization is active on this website. Acting on behalf of the site operator, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the user in order to generate reports concerning website activities and in order to provide additional services associated with the website use and internet use for the website operator.

The IP address transferred by your browser as part of the Google Analytics service is not integrated with any other data from Google. The user can prevent the storage of cookies by making appropriate settings on the browser software. This offer does, however, point out to users that in this case not all functions of the website will be fully available. Users can furthermore prevent the collection of the data generated by cookies relating to the use of the website (including their IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available by clicking on the link below and installing the plug-in: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

For more information about data usage for advertising purposes by Google, setting options and objection options please visit the following Google website: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ ("data usage by Google when using websites or apps of our partners"). www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("data usage for advertising purposes“), www.google.de/settings/ads ("Information management as used by Google to place advertising on your pages") and www.google.com/ads/preferences/ ("Specify your preferences about which advertising Google shows you").

As an alternative to the browser add-on or if using browsers on mobile devices please click this link in order to prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics from this website in the future. This places an opt-out-cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click on this link again.

Cancellation, change, amendment and update

Users have the right to request free information concerning any personal data stored about them. Users also have the right to correct any data which is incorrect, to block and to delete their personal data insofar as there is no legal requirement or obligation to store such data.