Privacy Statement

We welcome your interest in eperi.

Privacy is an issue that we take very seriously, so we are pleased to tell you what kind of information we record on our websites and what happens with that information.

Our website may contain links to the websites of other service providers that are not covered by this privacy statement. We handle all data which is collected during visits to our web sites, according to legal regulations.

Legal notes

By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described here. If we decide to make changes to this privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page, so that you will always know what information we collect and how we use it.

On our website, we only store personal information relating to you with your permission. You may choose to reveal information to us if, for example, you register or complete a survey. We may use the information in connection with processing your inquiries and orders or to help improve our products and services.

We would only share such information with third parties with your permission or when required by law. Information is exclusively used for the purposes described here.

Use of contact forms

If you send us an email or a message via a contact form on our website, we collect, store, and process your data only, as far as this is required for the processing of your requests and for our further correspondence with you. We treat your data in accordance with the provisions of the data protection law and meet generally the greatest possible precautions for their safety.

We point out that when sending emails over the internet the transmission of the data is unsecured. Thus, the data could theoretically be registered or distorted by unauthorized persons.

Links to third-party websites

Some links in this area will let you leave our site. The linked sites are not under the control of us and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.

We are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by us.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to ensure quality and enhance the functionality of our online presence. Cookies are text files that are stored on a user’s computer; among other functions, they make it possible to determine the number of times a user has visited a webpage.

Google Analytics

Our website employs the Google Analytics services provided by Google Inc. The website usage analysis involved is made possible by the storage of cookies on your computer, which generate information on your usage behavior and transfer it to Google Inc. An abbreviated version of your IP address is typically included in the data sent to Google’s servers. In exceptional cases, your full IP address may be transferred. Google uses this information on our behalf to create reports on how visitors use our website. The IP addresses identified by Google Analytics will not be associated with other Google data. If you wish to prevent the storage of cookies on your computer, you can configure the related settings accordingly in your web browser. Unfortunately, this can result in limited functionality on our website.If IP addresses are not being anonymized (read: masked) through the addition of the code “gat._anonymizeIp ( ) ;”, the data collected will be handled in accordance with Germany’s data protection laws and Google’s terms of use, which prohibit the transfer of personal data to Google. You can prevent the collection and storage of your data going forward at any time by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Google Adwords Remarketing

eperi also makes use of Google remarketing tags. These tags are another area in which Google utilizes cookies that are stored on visitors’ computers to facilitate analysis of how they use websites. The information generated on your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transferred to a Google server in the United States for storage. Google will then truncate the last three digits of your IP address to eliminate the possibility of it being associated with you. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, provided that these parties have been commissioned by Google to process it and doing so is permissible by law. Third-party providers (including Google itself) employ stored cookies to display advertisements on websites based on users’ previous visits. Google will never associate your IP address with any of its further data. You can withdraw your consent to having your data collected and stored in the future at any time. You can also deactivate Google’s use of cookies by accessing this page to turn off Google advertisements. You can withdraw your consent to having your data collected and stored in the future at any time. For further information on Google’s related provisions, please click here.

Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

This website also employs Google’s conversion tracking technology. This is another area in which Google AdWords will store a cookie on your computer if you arrived on our website via a Google advertisement. These cookies will expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification purposes. If you access certain sections of our website and the cookie on your computer has not yet expired, we will be able to determine that you were directed to those sections after clicking on a particular advertisement. Every AdWords customer receives a different cookie, which means that cookies cannot be tracked through these customers’ websites. The information collected with the help of conversion cookies enables us to generate conversion statistics. As a result, we can determine the total number of users who have clicked on our advertisements and were thus directed to a site equipped with a conversion tracking tag. We do not, however, receive any information that could be used to identify individual users. If you wish to opt out of the tracking process, you can decline the necessary cookie (such as by deactivating the automatic generation of cookies in your browser’s settings). You can also deactivate conversion tracking cookies by instructing your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”. Google’s own notice on its data protection efforts in connection with conversion tracking is available here.

Userlike

This website uses Userlike, a live chat software provided by Userlike UG. Userlike uses “Cookies”, text files placed on your computer, enabling you to have personal chats on this website. The data collected won’t be used to identify a visitor personally and neither will it be aggregated with any personal data of this user.

Twitter

Our website uses services provided by the social media network Twitter. Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Using the “retweet” function (by clicking on the “tweet” button) will establish a connection between the website you have called up and your Twitter account. This information will therefore be displayed to other Twitter users. Please note that we unfortunately have no influence on the content, scope, and usage of the data collected by Twitter Inc.; for further information, please refer to the details Twitter Inc. provides at http://twitter.com/privacy. Please also note that you can make corresponding changes to your Twitter account to protect your privacy.

Google +1

Our website uses the “+1” buttons involved in the use of the social network Google+. This network is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Using “+1” buttons when visiting our website will establish a direct connection between your web browser and the servers of Google Inc. Unfortunately, we have no influence on the scope of the data Google Inc. collects by means of these buttons. According to Google Inc. itself, the company only collects personal data when a “+1” button is clicked. Such data (along with the IP addresses in question) will only be collected and processed on website visitors who are also logged into your Google+ account at the time. For further information on the purposes and scope of the data collected and methods you can use to protect your privacy, please refer to the data protection information provided by Google Inc. at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. If you are a Google+ member and wish to prevent Google Inc. from collecting your personal data and associating it with your user account, we recommend logging out of Google+ before visiting our website.

XING

Our website uses the “XING Share Button”. When you access our website, your web browser will establish a brief connection to the servers of XING AG, which is necessary for this button’s functionality (including the counter value displayed). XING does not store any personal data regarding the websites users visit; in particular, it does not store any IP addresses. The “XING Share Button” also does not involve any user behavior analysis based on cookies. Information on data protection as it pertains to the “XING Share Button” and other topics is available at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

LinkedIn

Our website uses the “LinkedIn Share Button”. When you access our website, your web browser will establish a brief connection to the servers of LinkedIn AG, which is necessary for this button’s functionality (including the counter value displayed). LinkedIn does not store any personal data regarding the websites users visit; in particular, it does not store any IP addresses. The “LinkedIn Share Button” also does not involve any user behavior analysis based on cookies. Information on data protection as it pertains to the “LinkedIn Share Button” and other topics is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv.

Hubspot

To analyze the visitors to our website and manage the data it collects with their consent, we employ the services of HubSpot Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA. Hubspot also uses cookies and stores the data collected on its servers in the United States. In acting on our behalf and in accordance with our directives, it manages this data separately from other companies’ data.

Facebook

Our online presence also uses the “Facebook Pixel” developed by Facebook, Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). This feature makes it possible to track the behavior of users who have clicked on a Facebook ad and been directed to the website of the provider in question. The effectiveness of Facebook ads can then be assessed for statistical and market research purposes, which in turn can help optimize future advertising measures. The data we obtain through this process is anonymous, meaning it gives us no means of tracing the identity of any user. This information is stored and processed by Facebook on servers in Princeville, Oregon (USA), in order to facilitate a connection to each user’s profile. Facebook can then use the data for its own advertising purposes in line with its data usage guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). As a result, Facebook and its partners can insert ads both on and outside of Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes. In your browser’s settings, you can allow or deny cookies as a general rule. Please note, however, that doing so may prevent you from enjoying the full functionality of this website.

Piwik

We use anonymized IP addresses to gather demographic information and to constantly improve our service. Please decide for yourself, whether you accept the registration of your visits via our analytics-software Piwik, or not:

Right of information, objection, and withdrawal

You have the right to access information regarding your stored personal data and correct, supplement, or delete this data at any time. Our contact information is available in the “Imprint” section of our website, eperi.com. You can, of course, object to the use of your data going forward or revoke your consent to said use free of charge at any time. If you wish to do so, please contact us by e-mail at info@eperi.com or by standard mail at the address found in the “Imprint” section of our website.