Data Protection Policy
Last updated: 05/2018
This Data Protection Policy is to inform you regarding the personal data (hereinafter referred to as ‘data’) that is collected during your visit to our site and your use of our online services offered on our site and regarding the way we process or use the data.
2. Controller / Service Provider
The controller and provider of this website is
imbus AG, Kleinseebacher Str. 9, 91096 Möhrendorf, Germany.
If you have any questions concerning this Data Protection Policy or the use or storage of your data by the provider of the website, please contact:
Questions relating to the Data Protection Policy
imbus AG, Marketing,
Data Protection Officer
Herr Wieser, imbus AG, Datenschutzbeauftragter,
3. Collection and Use of your Data
The scope and the way we collect and use your data will depend on whether you visit our website for the purpose of finding information only, whether you register as a member in the download section of imbus or use additional services provided by us:
a) To find information
When you use our website to find information, you will generally not be required to provide personal data (for instance your name or postal address).
However, we use the data your web browser automatically sends to our web server: date and time of access to a webpage, your browser type, your browser’s settings, your operating system, the page you last visited, the data volume transferred and the access status (file transferred, file not found etc.) as well as your IP address.
The purpose of this is to make it possible to use the web pages accessed by you, and for statistical purposes with the aim to improve our site.
Your IP address will also be stored when you visit our site. It will only be used to identify you via your provider if illegal content is submitted using your user name or if we need to defend ourselves against third-party claims due to your contributions. Otherwise, an IP address will be an anonymous sequence of numbers to us which will be deleted after the expiry of 7 days.
b) Using services for which you need to register
For using the following services, you will be required to register as a ‘participant’. During your registration as a ‘participant’, you will be asked to provide the following data:
|Offer||Data to be provided (mandatory fields on the form)|
|Download section||email and password|
|Registration for an event/training courseg||Form of adress, First name, last name, company, address (street, postcode, city/town, country), telephone, email|
|Request for a quotation|
for instance for the Mobile Testing Starter Package
|Form of address, first name, last name, company, address (street, postcode, city/town, country), telephone, email.|
Submission of contribution
|Form of address, first name, last name, company, address (street, postcode, city/town, country) telephone, email, Details on your contribution (title, type, language, abstract, photo, short bio, previous contributions) |
The above data is marked as mandatory fields on the respective form. Depending on the offer/service or form you may provide further details on a voluntary basis.
Double opt-in: Your registration will become valid only upon your confirmation of your registration by clicking on a link in a confirmation email sent to you for this purpose (‘double opt-in’). We use this procedure to ensure that the person registering is also the holder of the email address provided.
The data provided by you will be sent to and stored on our CRM system. We do this to make sure that we can provide the service for which you have registered, that we can make bookings and prepare invoices in the case of services for which a fee is payable (for instance, registration for a training course for which a fee is payable) and that we can offer support and information on the content and organisation of such services.
Authentication and login to your account is made via your email address and your password.
We use your first name, last name and email address to personalise any information we send you (e.g. newsletter) that you requested or have subscribed to. We use your company name and address to continuously improve and adapt the information we offer with regard to geographic or industry specific requests.
Every time you login as a registered user (‘participant’), access data will be stored on the web server log file(s) (server log). The records stored contain the following data: date and time of access to a webpage, your browser type, your browser’s settings, your operating system, the page you last visited, the data volume transferred and the access status (file transferred, file not found etc.), your IP address.
This data will be deleted after the expiry of 7 days. This data will not be transferred to third parties.
Your IP address will also be stored when you visit our site. It will only be used to identify you via your provider if illegal content is submitted using your user name or if we need to defend ourselves against third-party claims due to your contributions. Otherwise, an IP address will be an anonymous sequence of numbers to us.
To register for our newsletter you need to tell us your e-mail address which should receive the newsletter. All further information (such as name, address etc.) are optional and will only be used when you have provided your express consent.
For the newsletter registration we use the double opt-in procedure. Your registration becomes effective only when you confirm your registration via the link in the confirmation email which we send you for this purpose. This will ensure that you are the user. This confirmation must be made in a timely manner. Otherwise, your registration and email address will be deleted from our database. The registration and the confirmation are recorded.
You can cancel the newsletter at any time. To do so, send us an email.
5. Download of Informational Materials in the Download Section
After your registration as a ‘participant’ of the download section, you will be able to download informational materials provided by imbus AG in the download section. Your download history (download date and file name) will be recorded and transferred to our CRM system. We do this to improve the information we offer taking into account which information participants request, and to make sure that we can give you targeted and individual advice upon any future requests on the respective issues.
We only use session cookies (also referred to as temporary cookies), which are cookies that are stored only for the time you are using one of our web pages. The cookies will be deleted when you end your browser session.
These cookies serve to continuously identify your computer during your visit to our site when you change from one of our pages to another of our pages and to record the end of your visit.
You can change your browser’s settings and decide whether or not cookies will be placed and retrieved. You can completely disable the storage of cookies on your browser, restrict cookies to specific webpages or configure your browser to automatically inform you when a cookie is to be placed and ask you for a decision. However, for technical reasons, session cookies must be enabled to use all functionalities of our site.
7. Google AdWords and Google Remarketing
We use Google AdWords and Google Remarketing functions (adwords.google.com) to display online ads on the web. For this purpose, our site contains code snippets provided by Google to record whether and when an online ad leads to a visit to our website (conversion tracking). The information on the use of this website (including users’ IP addresses) and on the display of ads created by these code snippets is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the US. This information may be transferred by Google to contract partners of Google. Google, however, will not associate your IP address with any other data about you.
If users do not wish cookies to be installed, they can adjust their browser settings accordingly; please note, however, that you may then be unable to enjoy the full range of functions offered by this website. By using this website, users consent to the processing of their personal data collected by Google as described above and for the above purpose.
8. Social Media
The social media links (Xing (xing.com), twitter (twitter.com), linkedin (linkedin.com), facebook (facebook.com), Google+ (plus.google.com), Kununu (kununu.com) on our website are not integrated via social media plugins. Consequently, no direct connection to social media providers will be established when you visit our site. The integrated images contain only a HTTP link that will redirect you to imbus’ page on the respective social media platform when you click on it. What will also be transmitted to the respective platform is that you are being redirected to the respective page of imbus AG on the individual social media platform. If you are a member of one of the above social media services and logged in to your user account, the social media service may associate your visit to our site and/or our social media page with your personal user account. If you want to prevent this, log off your account before you use any of the above social media links. For further information on how social media services collect and use such data, on your rights and your options to protect your privacy, please read the privacy notes of the respective social media service.
9. Embedded Videos
On some of our pages, links to video clips have been embedded that are stored on YouTube servers (www.youtube.com/t/impressum). When you click on the thumbnail image (to play a video), data will be transmitted to YouTube, and during such transmission of data, YouTube will assign you a visitor ID.
Where you use external links offered on our web site, this Data Protection Policy will not cover such links. Whether other service providers comply with the regulations on data protection and security is beyond our control. Therefore, please refer to the data protection policies provided on the websites of the other service providers.
11. Withdrawal, Changes, Corrections and Updates
As a user of our web-site you are entitled, upon request, to receive information, free of charge, about the personal data collected about you. Provided that there is not statutory obligation to retain such data, you are also entitled to demand that incorrect data be corrected and/or that your personal data be blocked and deleted.
Please direct any questions of this nature to:
12. Transfer to Third Countries
We do not transfer data to third countries. However, our site has been created and is maintained, among others, by our partner imbus Peja (Fehmi Agani No. 16, 30000 Peja, KOSOVO). We have concluded a standard form data protection contract with imbus Peja to ensure the protection of data as data might be read during maintenance operations.
13. Use of Analytic Tools
We use the web analytics software Matomo (Piwik) offered by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand (matomo.org). The software and the data collected by the software are stored only on imbus AG’s web server, as described in this Data Protection Policy. We do not transfer the data to third parties.