Provider and responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act
TMD Tools&Carbide Thomas Michael Diel Ludwigsburgerstr. 44 71732 Tamm
With this data protection declaration, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider. The Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) form the legal framework for data protection.
Collection of general information
With every access to this offer, information is automatically recorded by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. Among other things, the following are recorded: name of the website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the IP address. Without this data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the content of the website. In this respect, the collection of the data is absolutely necessary. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize the offer and the technology. We also reserve the right to retrospectively check the log files if we suspect illegal use of our offer.
Provision of chargeable services
We request additional data so that we can provide chargeable services. This applies, for example, to the information on payment and the purchase form. To ensure the security of your data during transmission, we work with encryption methods (such as SSL) via HTTPS, which reflect the current state of the art.
If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data you have entered exclusively for this purpose or to inform you about the circumstances relevant to this service or registration. We do not pass this data on to third parties. A valid email address is required to receive the newsletter. The IP address you use to register for the newsletter and the date on which you order the newsletter are also stored. This data serves us as evidence in the event of misuse if a third-party email address is registered for the newsletter. In order to also ensure that an e-mail address is not misused by third parties in our mailing list, we work in accordance with the law with the so-called “double opt-in” procedure. As part of this process, the order for the newsletter, the dispatch of the confirmation email and the receipt of the registration confirmation are logged. You have the option at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of the data, your e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter. We provide you with a link in every newsletter and on the website for revocation. You also have the option of notifying us of your wish to cancel using the contact options mentioned in this document.
If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will save the information you have provided in order to be able to answer your request and ask any follow-up questions. By submitting the contact form, you agree to our terms and conditions.
Integration of services and content from third parties
Our offerings sometimes include content, services and services from other providers. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. The transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary so that this data can be called up and displayed in the user’s browser. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) therefore perceive the IP address of the respective user. Even if we try to only use third-party providers who only need the IP address in order to be able to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address is possibly saved. In this case, this process is used, among other things, for statistical purposes. If we know that the IP address is being saved, we will inform our users of this.
This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer by the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. We do not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent. Cookies have two main functions. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our offer and enable the website to be displayed correctly. They are not used to smuggle in viruses or start programs. Users have the option of calling up our offer without cookies. To do this, the relevant settings must be changed in the browser. Please use the help function of your browser to find out how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some functions of this website and limit the convenience of use. The pages http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies .
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and, as part of this, conversion tracking. Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can easily deactivate the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. You can find out more about Google’s data protection provisions athttp://www.google.de/policies/privacy/
Use of Google AdSense / Google Remarketing
Advertisements from Google AdSense are integrated into this website. Google AdSense is a remarketing function from Google Inc. (Google). It allows visitors to this website to be presented with interest-based advertisements. On the one hand, cookies are stored for this purpose. Cookies are text files with information that make it possible to recognize the visitor, for example through the IP address. On the other hand, Google AdSense works with so-called web beacons. These are invisible graphics that can be used to evaluate visitor traffic on a website. Google transfers this information to the USA and stores it there on its servers. According to Google, no personal data is stored in this context. In addition, the IP address will not be merged with other data that you have already saved. However, Google can pass the information on to contractual partners. Users have the option of deactivating the remarketing function. To do this, please make the appropriate settings on the following website: http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Or go to http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp to prevent cookies from being stored that enable the advertising network initiative to use interest-based advertising. Alternatively, the appropriate setting in the browser – please follow the instructions in the help function of your browser – the installation of cookies can be prevented. This may restrict the functionality of the offer. If you use our offer, you agree that Google collects and processes the data in the manner described.
Use of Piwik
This website uses Piwik, an open source software that collects and stores data. This information is used for marketing and optimization purposes. For this purpose, Piwik creates usage profiles with a pseudonym from the data. For this purpose, the software saves cookies (text files) on your computer, which can be used to analyze your use of the website. Your IP address will be anonymized immediately after processing and before storage. The data is stored on the provider’s servers in Germany. If you do not want Piwik to save cookies, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies via the settings of your browser (information on this can be found in the browser’s help function). In this case you may not be able to use all functions of the offer.
Use of Adobe Omniture® technology
This website uses Adobe with Omniture® technology, a web analysis service from Adobe Systems Incorporated (“Adobe”). Adobe with Omniture® technology uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are either stored permanently on your computer or only for the duration of your visit to the site, as well as “clear GIFs”, which are transparent graphics that allow an analysis of the use of the Enable website through you. The information generated by the cookie and the Clear GIF about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on an Adobe server in the USA or any other country in which Adobe operates subsidiaries. On behalf of the operator of this website, Adobe will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Adobe from collecting the data generated by the cookie / clear GIF and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Adobe by clicking on the button in the lower section of the following website use the available opt-out option. The current link is: http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html
Analysis by WiredMinds
Products and services from WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) are used on this website for marketing and optimization purposes. In doing so, data is collected, processed and stored, from which usage profiles are created under a pseudonym. Where possible and useful the usage profiles are completely anonymous. Cookies can be used for this. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s internet browser and are used to recognize the internet browser. The data collected, which may also contain personal data, are transmitted to WiredMinds or collected directly by WiredMinds. WiredMinds may use information that is left behind through visits to the website to create anonymous user profiles. The data obtained in this way will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website without the separately given consent of the person concerned and they will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. As far as IP addresses are collected, they are anonymized immediately after collection by deleting the last number block. The collection, processing and storage of data can be objected to at any time with future effect. Exclude from website tracking
Facebook Social Plug-in
We integrate plug-ins from the social network Facebook (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) on our website. You can recognize the plug-ins – you can find an overview here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/Plug-ins/ – by the Like button or by the Facebook logo. If you call up one of our websites with a Facebook plug-in, a direct connection to Facebook is established. We have no influence on the type and scope of the data that Facebook collects, stores and processes. We can only inform you according to our level of knowledge. Facebook is informed via the plug-in that you have accessed the corresponding website of our offer. This also applies to users who are not registered on Facebook. In this case, there is a possibility that Facebook will save the IP address. If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, calling up a website with a Facebook plug-in can be clearly assigned to your Facebook user account. In addition, the plug-ins transmit all interactions, for example if you use the Like button or leave a comment. To prevent Facebook from storing data about you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also block the plug-ins with add-ons for the browser (for example “Facebook Blocker”). Information on the data protection regulations, the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing as well as the setting options for protecting privacy on Facebook can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php.
Google+ Social Plug-in
We integrate the Google+ (Google plus) social plug-in on our website, recognizable by the “+1” symbol on a white or colored background. The plug-in is provided by Google Inc. (Google for short, address: 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). When you call up a website with a Google+ button, a connection to the Google servers is established. Google transmits the content of the button and integrates it on the corresponding website. At the same time, Google receives information about which page has just been accessed. According to Google, personal data is only collected when the Google+ button is clicked. For Google+ members who are logged in, the following applies: Even without interaction, Google at least stores and processes the IP address. We have no influence on the amount of data that is stored in this context. Google+ users who are logged into their account can recommend our website by clicking on the “+1” button. In this case, Google not only saves the IP address and the browser, but also the content for which +1 was given and the page. This information is stored in the profile of the user and can be displayed together with the profile name and picture of the user in Google services, which also include the search results. Among other things, Google uses the data to optimize its own services. You can find information on Google’s data protection regulations and the setting options for protecting privacy here: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. For members of Google Plus who do not want your data to be collected and saved via our website, please log out of your Google+ account before visiting our website.
Twitter Social Plugin
This offer uses functions of the Twitter service. This is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “tweet” function. If you use the Twitter function on our websites, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and, if necessary, made known to other users. In doing so, data is also transmitted to Twitter. As the provider, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and its use by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter’s data protection declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy.Twitter offers you the option of setting your own data protection settings under the following link: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Tumblr Social Plugin
We use buttons from the micropayment service Flattr on our website, provided by Flattr Network Ltd. (Address: 2nd Floor, White Bear Yard 114A, Clerkenwell Road, London, Middlesex, EC1R 5DF, UK). If you call up a website with a Flattr button, a connection to the servers of the micropayment service is established. Flattr may also save data from people who are not logged in. If you are a user of Flattr and logged in, the service receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page. If you interact with the button as a logged-in Flattr user, further information will be saved in accordance with Flattr’s guidelines. Among other things, they are used for billing purposes. You can find information on data processing at Flattr here: https://flattr.com/privacy. Data economy We store personal data in accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy only for as long as it is necessary or prescribed by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, we will block or delete the data.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right to request information about the personal data stored by us free of charge and / or to request a correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: It concerns the mandatory data storage for business transactions or the data are subject to the statutory retention requirement. For these purposes, please contact our data protection officer (contact details: at the beginning of the data protection declaration). In order to be able to consider a data lock at any time, it is necessary to hold the data in a lock file for control purposes. If there is no statutory archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise we will block the data if you wish.
Changes to our data protection declaration
We reserve the right to make changes at any time in order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply on your next visit to our offer.