Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. The following sections provide detailed information about how we use your data.
Handling of personal data
When you request brochures and information material or make an inquiry, your data will be stored so that we can successfully process your inquiry and send you the material. Your data will kept with us so that we can also inform you about interesting offers related to your areas of interest in the future. You are free to revoke this consent at any time.
When contacting VAS AG or one of the affiliated companies mentioned in the imprint (for example via contact form or e-mail), the user’s data will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for any follow-up questions that may arise.
Storage of access data in server log files
You can visit our webpages without having to provide any personal information. We only store access data in server log files; this data may include the requested file, the date and time of the request, the transferred volume of data and the IP address. This data is only analysed to ensure trouble-free operation of the website and to improve our service; it does not enable us to identify you personally.
To make our website more attractive to visitors and enable the use of certain functions, we use ‘cookies’ on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies that we use are deleted again at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (‘session cookies’). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit (‘persistent cookies’). You can configure your browser to alert you if cookies are being placed, so that you can decide in each instance whether to accept them, allow exceptions in certain cases or block them in general. Blocking cookies can restrict the functionality of our website.
Use of Google (Universal) Analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that enable your use of the website to be analysed, such as ‘cookies’, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer. The information that is generated about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Because IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is truncated by Google before being sent within member states of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The anonymised IP address that your web browser transmits within the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google.
You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. In the process, an opt-out cookie is placed on your end device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click the link again.
Use of Facebook plugins
On our website, we use social plugins (‘plugins’) of the social network Facebook, operated by Meta Platforms, Inc., 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, California, 94025-1452, USA (‘Facebook’). The plugins are identified by the Facebook logo or the additional text ‘Social plugin from Facebook’ or ‘Facebook social plugin’.
When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook transmits the content of the plugin directly to your browser and integrates it into the page. As a result of the plugin being integrated, Facebook is informed that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. Your browser transmits this information (including your IP address) directly to a Facebook server in the USA, where it is then stored.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can link your visit to our website directly to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by clicking the ‘Like’ button or posting a comment, this information is also sent directly to a Facebook server, where it is then stored. In addition, the information is published on your Facebook profile and made visible to your Facebook friends.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with a “Facebook Blocker” or script blocker.
Use of the Google+ plugin (e.g. ‘+1’ button)
On our website, we use social plugins (‘plugins’) of the social network Google+ (Google Plus), operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043, USA (‘Google’). The plugins can be recognised by buttons with the sign ‘+1’ on a white or coloured background, for example.
When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through the integration, Google receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Google+ or are not currently logged in to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Google+, Google can directly assign your visit to our website to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “+1” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information will also be published on Google+ and shown to your contacts there.
If you do not want Google to assign the data collected via our website directly to your profile on Google+, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Google plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example, with a script blocker.
YouTube video plugins
Content from third party providers is integrated on this website. This content is provided by Google Inc (“Provider”).
This content is provided by Google LLC (‘Provider’).YouTube is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’).
For videos from Youtube that are embedded on our site, the extended privacy setting is activated. This means that no information from website visitors is collected and stored by Youtube unless they play the video.
Right of revocation
Links to other websites
Our online offer contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether their operators comply with data protection regulations.
The contributions on our site are accessible to everyone. Contributions should be carefully reviewed before publication to determine whether they contain information that is not intended for public use. The contributions may be recorded in search engines and also be accessible worldwide without specifically calling up this website.
Questions and comments
If you have any questions or comments about data protection, please contact the webmaster of the VAS Group by email.
Persons under the age of 18 should not submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request, collect, or share personal information about children with third parties.
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