Effective Date: September 12, 2018
EUROPEAN INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES
This Website does not necessarily adhere to GDPR standards. By using this country-specific page, you acknowledge that the content of this website is governed by U.S. law and that your personal information will be stored and used in accordance with u.s. law. If you are an individual or business located in the European Union please use the one of the following websites:
Personal Information Defined
Browsing the Website
If a user browses through the Website without entering any Personal Information, meteocontrol North America, Inc. will automatically gather and store certain information about the user’s visit. This information does not identify a user personally and cannot be linked back to a user unless the user decides at some point to identify themselves. If a user is only browsing, meteocontrol North America, Inc. or third parties may collect information about the user using the following methods:
Control of cookies by the user
Browser cookies: You can set all browsers so that cookies are only accepted upon request. You can also set them so that only cookies whose pages you are currently visiting are accepted. All browsers offer functions to enable selective deletion of cookies. You can also disable acceptance of cookies in general, but if you do so, that may impair the user-friendliness of this online offering.
Use of first-party cookies (Google Analytics cookies)
Google Analytics cookies log:
- Unique users – Google Analytics cookies record and group your data. All activities during a visit are grouped. Setting Google Analytics cookies means that a distinction is made between users and unique users.
- Activities of users – Google Analytics cookies also store data at the time a visit to the online offering starts and ends and how many pages you have viewed. When the browser is closed or if the user is inactive for a longer time (30 minutes as standard), the user session is ended and the cookie records the visit as ended. The date and time of the first visit is also recorded. The total number of visits per unique user is also logged. External link: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
You can prevent recording of the data relating to use of the online offering and generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: External link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
More information can be found in the section “Web analytics service Google Analytics / Universal Analytics.”
Use of third-party cookies
Third-party providers use [further] cookies (third-party cookies) in our online offering by displaying editorial texts or advertising. The third-party providers are also subject to stringent data privacy requirements in regards to personal data being able to be used to identify specific persons.
Lifetime of the cookies used
Cookies are administered by the web server of our online offering. This online offering uses: Session cookies (once-only use)
Lifetime: Until this online offering is closed
Disabling or removing cookies (opt-out)
Every web browser has an option for restricting or deleting cookies. You can obtain more information about this subject on the following websites:
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/How-to-manage-cookies-in-Internet-Explorer-9
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
Web analytics service Google Analytics / Universal Analytics
You can find a copy of the suitable safeguards under the following links:
- Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
- Standard contractual clauses: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:039:0005:0018:EN:PDF
However, if IP anonymization is activated in our online offering, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google beforehand within the 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 complete IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate use of the online offering, to compile reports on activities relating to the online offering and to provide other services for us relating to use of the online offering and Internet. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined by Google with other data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by activating the respective setting in your browser software. However, we point out that in this case some functions of this online offering may not be able to be used to their full extent.
We point out that this online offering uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, which means that IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form in order to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual.
We also use Google Analytics reports to record demographic features and interests.
The data that we send and that is linked with cookies, user identifiers (e.g. a user ID) or advertising IDs is automatically erased after 14 months. Data whose retention period has ended is erased automatically once a month. You can find more information on the terms of service and data privacy at www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html and https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.
You can also prevent recording of the data relating to use of the online offering and generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
Please note that the data will be anonymized by LinkedIn within seven days and the anonymized data will be deleted by LinkedIn within 90 days. We do not receive any personal data from LinkedIn, only aggregated reports.
On our behalf, LinkedIn will use this information for optimization and marketing purposes because of our legitimate interest in statistical analysis of user behavior. This means:
- to compile reports on the activities of our campaigns
- to display further advertisements
Web analytics service Sentry
meteocontrol GmbH uses Sentry from the company
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Use of YouTube
Functions of the YouTube service are integrated on this Website. These functions are offered by
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Use of Personal Information
If a user registers on the Website, meteocontrol North America, Inc. will collect Personal Information submitted by the user voluntarily during the registration process. Personal Information is used by meteocontrol North America, Inc. only as follows:
meteocontrol North America, Inc. uses user Personal Information to provide services to the user, to communicate with the user about the use of the services, and to respond to user inquiries.
Disclosure of Personal Information for Fulfilling Orders
As part of handling orders, meteocontrol North America, Inc. shall disclose the Personal Information collected by it to the transport company tasked with delivering the goods in order to fulfil existing contracts, where this is necessary to deliver the goods, and to other third-party providers in order to provide the services. meteocontrol North America, Inc. shall disclose payment information or credit card information to the bank or merchant processing service as part of handling payments.
If meteocontrol North America, Inc. supplies goods before they are paid for (only for goods purchased on account), meteocontrol North America, Inc. reserves the right to check the user’s creditworthiness so as to safeguard the legitimate interests of meteocontrol North America, Inc. The result of the creditworthiness check shall be used solely for the purpose of taking a decision on the establishment, execution or termination of a contractual relationship. The recipient may use the Personal Information disclosed in such a way only to perform its task. Any other use of the information is not permitted.
Users can be included in the newsletter mailing list. meteocontrol North America, Inc. has taken the necessary steps to ensure that it is compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Therefore, users may opt-out of receiving the newsletter from meteocontrol North America, Inc. If a user wishes to exercise this right, users should contact meteocontrol North America, Inc. at email@example.com and opt-out of receiving emails from meteocontrol North America, Inc.. Users may also remove themselves from the mailing list by means of the unsubscribe link in the newsletter itself.
Newsletter distribution via Mailchimp
Our e-mail newsletter is distributed by the technical service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a Mailchimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (https://mailchimp.com), to whom we transmit the data you provide when you register for our newsletter. This transmission takes place pursuant to Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using this data for a newsletter system that is secure, user-friendly, and has a positive advertising effect. Please note that your data is usually transmitted to a Mailchimp server in the USA and stored there.
Mailchimp uses this data to distribute and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For purposes of evaluation, the transmitted e-mail messages contain web beacons or tracking pixels that are one-pixel image files stored on our website. They make it possible to determine whether a newsletter was opened by the recipient and what links, if any, were clicked.
Mailchimp uses these web beacons to generate automated general and non-personal statistics on recipients’ reactions to our newsletter campaigns. Pursuant to Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR, the web beacons also collect and process data on the individual newsletter recipient (e-mail address, time and date the newsletter is retrieved, IP address, browser type and operating system). This is based on our legitimate interest in the statistical assessment of our newsletter campaigns with the aim of optimizing advertising communication and orienting it more effectively to recipients’ interests. This data enables the identity of the newsletter recipient to be individually determined and is used by Mailchimp for the automated production of statistics that reveal whether a particular recipient has opened a newsletter.
If you wish to opt out of data analysis for statistical purposes, you must cancel your subscription to the newsletter.
Mailchimp can also use this data itself pursuant to Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR on the basis of its own legitimate interest in a need-based design and the optimization of its service as well as for market research purposes, such as to identify the countries in which recipients are located. However, Mailchimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself, nor does it transmit the data to third parties.
To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement with Mailchimp to enable the transmission of your personal data to Mailchimp. If you are interested, you can view this data processing agreement at the following site: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/ Furthermore, Mailchimp is certified according to the EU–US Privacy Shield data protection agreement and has thus committed itself to abide by EU data protection requirements.
Legal Obligation to Disclose
meteocontrol North America, Inc. may disclose information meteocontrol North America, Inc. has collected from and about users (including Personal Information) if meteocontrol North America, Inc. believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on meteocontrol North America, Inc.; or (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of meteocontrol North America, Inc., the users of meteocontrol North America, Inc.’s services, or third parties.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Your California Privacy Rights
Right to Review Personal Information
Users have the right to be provided free of charge with information on the data stored on them and, if applicable, a right to have this data corrected, blocked, or deleted by contacting meteocontrol North America, Inc.at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon request, meteocontrol North America, Inc. will inform users in writing of what Personal Information is stored on them at www.meteocontrol.com. This information is provided free of charge.
meteocontrol North America, Inc. does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information by anyone under the age of 13. Users should not register through this Website if the user is under the age of 13 and users should not provide meteocontrol North America, Inc. with any information regarding any individual under the age of 13.
Users consent to electronic communication as soon as they themselves initiate contact with meteocontrol North America, Inc. by electronic means. It is pointed out to users that e-mails may be read and changed without authorization and without the user noticing when the emails are transferred. meteocontrol North America, Inc. uses a software product to filter out unwanted e-mails (spam filter). The spam filter may reject e-mails if the emails are falsely identified as spam due to specific features.
Data Transfer – SSL Encryption
128-bit SSL (AES 128) encryption technology is used on this Website. Users’ data is transferred solely in encrypted form. 256-Bit SSL (AES 256) encryption technology is used for the portal. Users’ data is transferred solely in encrypted form.
Notification of Privacy Statement Changes