Privacy Policy / Disclaimer

Operator:
IndustryArena GmbH, Katzbergstraße 3, 40764 Langenfeld, Germany
IndustryArena LLC, 8755 West Higgins Road, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60631, USA

Status: 1 January 2013


Data Protection

Personal data on this website are only collected to such an extent which is necessary for operating this online offer. Your data will under no circumstances be sold to third parties or passed on, as long as third parties do not legally enforce this.

Due to the co-operation of IndustryArena GmbH and IndustryArena LLC, it is necessary, that your registration and posting data are stored in both databases. This ist he only way to ensure, that your individual username / nickname can be chosen only once and may only be used personally by you.

USER DATA / PERSONAL DATA / NICK NAMES

In the following we will give you an overview of what data is collected for what purpose.

Advice: this data is accessible to members via your user profile in the default setting, can, however, be deactivated via settings at any time. Each user can thus decide freely, what data is to be made public.

  • User name and password, to enable you to log into the system and to thus obtain extended functions
  • E-mail-address, to receive lost login-dates and up-to-date information
  • Title, first name / family name, telephone, town code / town, country, date of birth, interests/hobbies, own homepage, status, company, job title, industry, fields of activities, if necessary, type of business profile (in general or with order procurement), company name, if required, company logo, profile photograph
  • Biography / interests or other data such as e.g. company logo / profile photograph are collected in order to make it easier for interested persons to communicate, create a personality and to supply you as much individual information as possible relating to your interests
  • We collect contact data exclusively in order to contact you in case the guidelines of the IndustryArena are violated.
  • IP-address

For technical reasons the software of our homepage saves all information that you submit to us via the forms. This concerns in particular, however, not exclusively, links, specific contributions in forums, comments in blogs, nick names, e-mail addresses, passwords (and other details and contents that you make available on a voluntary basis. Passwords are saved with us coded and can neither be viewed by us nor by third persons without applying abusive resp. illegal action.

In case our offers are misused, attacked or illegal contents published, we will only transmit data upon a legal enforcement.

May we point out that the data transfer in the internet (e.g. in case of e-mail communication) shows safety gaps. It is not possible to establish a complete protection of data from being accessed by third parties. We can assure you, however, that we are using all measures available to us to fight such criminal activities.

We explicitly object to the user contact data, published within the scope of the imprint obligation, to be disclosed to third parties for sending off advertising- and information material not specifically requested. The operators of these sites explicitly reserve their right to implement legal steps in case of advertising information, through spam mail for example, being sent unrequested.

Privacy Policy for using the Facebook-Plug-ins (Like-Button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our sites. You will recognise the Facebook-plugins by the Facebook-logo or the "Like-Button" on our site. You will find an overview of the Facebook-Plugins under http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When visiting our sites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook-server will be created via the plugin. Thus Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP-address. When you click on the "Like-Button" at Facebook while being logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of your sites to your Facebook profile. Thus Facebook can allocate you visiting our sites to your user account. We point out that we as provider of the sites do not receive any information from the contents of transferred data nor their use by Facebook. You will find further information in the Privacy Policy of Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
Should you not wish Facebook being able to allocate your visiting our sites to your Facebook user account, log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy Policy for using Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysing service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text data files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the way you use the website. The information generated by the cookies on your using this website are transmitted as a rule to a Google server in the U.S. and saved there. In case of activating the IP-anonymisation on this website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google, however, within the member states of the European Union or other countries included in the agreement.

The complete IP-address will be transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. only in exceptional cases and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google with use this information to evaluate your using this website to compile reports about the website activities and in order to provide further services to the website operated in connection with the use of the website and internet use. The IP-address obtained from your browser in the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data at Google.

By adjusting your browser software accordingly, you can prevent cookies from being saved; may we, however, point out to you that in such a case you may not be able to use all functions on this website to their full extent. You can furthermore prevent the collection of data obtained by the cookie relating to your using the website (incl. your IP-address) to Google as well as these data being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Privacy Policy for using Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for incorporating advertising texts by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "Cookies", text data files that are saved to your computer and enable the analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). With the help of these web beacons information such as the visitor frequency on these sites can be evaluated.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons on the use of this website (including your IP-address) and supply of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and saved there. This information can be passed on by Google to contract partners. Google will, however, not combine your IP-address with any other of your saved data.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting your browser software accordingly. May we, however, point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website you give your consent for Google to process the data collected from you in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.

Privacy Policy for using Google +1

Collecting and passing on information:
With the support of Google +1-button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1-button you and other users will receive personalised contents from Google and their partners. Google will save information that you have given for a content +1 as well as those information on the site that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 together with your profile name and photograph can be shown as reference in Google services such as in search results or your Google profile or at other places on websites and advertisements in the internet. Google will record information about your +1-activities in order to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1-button, you need a Google profile, visible worldwide that needs to contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name will be used for all Google services. As the case may be this name can also replace another name that you have used for sharing contents via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users, who know your e-mail address or have other information available for identification.

Using the obtained information:
Apart from the aforementioned purposes, the information made available by you will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google may publish compiled statistics on the +1-activities of users resp. passes this information on to the user and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.

Privacy Policy for using Twitter

Our sites have functions incorporated for Twitter. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S. By using Twitter and the function "Re-Tweet" the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. At the same time data is also transferred to Twitter.

May we point out that we, as provider of these sites are not made aware of the transferred data nor their use by Twitter. You will find further information in the privacy policy of Twitter under http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy Policy for using Aumago Cookies

IndustryArena GmbH cooperates with Aumago GmbH ("Aumago"), a Berlin-based audience marketing provider. Aumago uses cookies, a text file that is stored in the browser of the computer that collects anonymous usage data for the purpose of usage-based online advertising (Online Behavioral Targeting, "OBA"), such as the type of visited websites and categories and/or product pages. The collected information is not personally identifiable information (non-PII). Thus, the collected usage data cannot be linked to the real identity of the user. The cookies are either Aumago cookies, or cookies from service providers that Aumago works with, for example krux digital Inc. The user can delete the cookies at any time, either directly in his/her browser or manage his/her cookie preferences under http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or http://www.krux.com/krux_privacy/consumer_choice/. Based on the anonymous cookie information and the user’s usage data Aumago segments that information by industry. On behalf of the IndustryArena GmbH Aumago will use this anonymous, non-PII to market it as part of a better targeted usage-based online advertising.

SERVER LOG DATA (LOG FILES)

Due to technical reasons the operator of this website saves and collects server log data automatically, which are transmitted by your browser. The data saved by the server are not and cannot be allocated to any natural person. We kindly ask for your understanding that the server log data are absolutely necessary for the safety and protection of this web presence.

COOKIES

The operator of the website resp. the software installed on the server uses cookies. Cookies are text data files containing log-in information, which allow you e.g. an automatic registration in the system and thus extended functions. (no password necessary). Cookies only save your log-in information and cannot cause any damage to your computer. You can define the period of how long the cookies are saved in your user profile and delete the cookies from your computer at any time. Cookies are necessary to verify you as a registered user.


Liability for Contents

The contents of our internet sites have been set up with the outmost care. We cannot, however, accept any liability for the contents being correct, complete or up to date. Based on the current jurisdiction and in accordance with the general laws of the Federal Republic of Germany resp. the general laws of the United States, we, as a service provider are responsible for the contents of our sites. At the same time, we, as service provider are not obliged to monitor transferred or stored external information or to investigate the circumstances that point to illegal activities. The obligation to remove or ban the use of information, in compliance with the general laws is not influenced hereby. A liability in this case is, however, only possible from the time of having received knowledge of a specific infringement. Should we become aware of such an infringement, the relevant contents will be removed at once.

Liability for Links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third persons, where we have not influence on their contents. It is for that reason that we cannot accept any guarantee for these external contents. The relevant provider or operator of those linked sites is responsible for their contents. The linked sites were checked for possible legal violations at the time of their being linked. There were no illegal contents apparent at the time of their linking. It is, however, unacceptable to permanently monitor the linked sites, without having a specific reason pointing to an infringement. Should we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove such links at once.

Copyright Law

The contents and works on these sites set up by the site operator, members or customers are subject to the US a) Copyright Act / b) Copyright Term Extenscion Act / c) Digital Milleniumm Copyright Act resp. German Copyright Act. The reproduction, processing, distribution and any kind of use outside of the copyright law require the written approval of the relevant author resp. the person having prepared the text. Downloads and copies of this site are only allowed for private purposes and not to be used commercially. As far as the contents of these sites were not set up by the operator, the copyright of third persons is to be respected. In particular, contents of third persons will be marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we ask you to inform us accordingly. In case of infringements becoming known, we will remove such contents at once.


Sources: IndustryArena GmbH and Disclaimer of eRecht24