Privacy notice COMBITRADE GmbH takes the protection of personal information very seriously. The explanation below details how and when we gather, store and utilise information when you visit our website or use our online services. Personal details as defined in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) are individual items of data relating to the personal or professional circumstances of a specific or specifiable Person. 1. Online forms Online forms are available on our website for you to actively enter personal details that we then use for the respective purpose, as indicated. Separate terms of use may apply for the respective online services, which can also explain how and why personal details are used. 2. Provision of personal details to third parties Information gathered during your visit to our website is only forwarded to third parties if we are authorised or obliged to do so by law. If we engage any service providers to process data as part of our order fulfilment process, we contractually oblige them to comply with data protection regulations. 3. Usage data Your Web browser automatically generates data for technical reasons when you access our online services or websites, and forwards this information to our Web servers as log files. Information they contain includes date and time of access, URL of the site you came from, files accessed, data volumes sent, browser type and version, operating system and your IP address. This information is gathered temporarily to enable provision of our online or website services and to protect them against attack. The option of combining statistically gathered information with the aforementioned user data to identify users of our online services does not exist. We may not, and will not, connect user profiles to information about the person behind a pseudonym. The anonymous information extracted from the log files is gathered and analysed solely for statistical purposes. 4. Cookies We use cookies to improve user navigation. Cookies are cryptic numbers used to manage the connection to our sites during your visits. We use cookies that are deleted when you close your browser and cookies that are saved to your computer for a certain period of time. The latter aim to make your life easier, especially when entering information on forms, and allow us to perform anonymous statistical analysis of site visits. You can adjust the settings of your browser to ensure you are notified when cookies are being placed, so you can clearly see where they are being used. If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that use of certain parts of our online services will be restricted. 5. Statutory limits for deleting data Subject to adherence to statutory retention provisions, any personal details you provide while visiting our websites are deleted as soon as the contractually agreed performance has been completed or the respective purpose fulfilled. 6. Data security COMBITRADE GmbH takes technical and organisational security precautions to provide as much protection as possible against unauthorised access of your details. When you enter personal details on Web forms, COMBITRADE GmbH takes the utmost care to protect this personal information. Please bear in mind that data transmitted to us by email is not encrypted. If you wish to provide us with confidential information, we recommend you post it to us rather than using email. Technical and organisational precautions to protect this information have been taken by both COMBITRADE GmbH and the service providers we have selected with care pursuant to section 11 BDSG, with due application of the regulations of the BDSG and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG). 7. Links to other websites Our website contains links to other sites. We have no means of ensuring that the operators of these linked sites comply with data protection regulations. Although we carefully examine the content, we cannot accept any liability for links to third-party Content.