Privacy Policy for the website of Elmos Semiconductor AG

1. Transfer of data

If you click on a web page provided by Elmos Semiconductor AG, our servers will temporarily store each access in the form of a protocol file. Those data might allow conclusions as to individual visitors of the website. However, personal data are not utilized in this context. Such data are used only in anonymous form. The following data are collected and stored until their automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • volume of the transferred data
  • identifying information about the browser and the operating system used
  • website from which the access is made
  • name of your Internet access provider
  • date and time of access
  • name and URL of the retrieved data
  • message whether the retrieval of data was successful

Those data are processed in order to facilitate the use of the website (establishing the connection), for the purposes of system security and technical administration of the network infrastructure, and for the optimization of the Internet site. Elmos Semiconductor AG uses the data in order to provide the products and services you request, inform you about the range of products and services offered, and administer the web pages and services. We have the following options for utilizing the data we collect about you:

  • shipment of products and distribution of information
  • development of new products and services
  • polls on our web pages
  • knowledge of how you came to our Internet site
  • registration for competitions, programs or offers on your request
  • performance of other services we have offered to you
  • payment processing for purchases and other services
  • protection against or investigation of any fraudulent transactions
  • development and placement of advertisements aligned with your interests
  • analysis of the use of our products, services and Internet pages
  • determination of the effectiveness of our advertising

2. Use of personal data and disclosure to third parties

Any utilization of your personal data is made only for one or several of the purposes listed above and only to the extent required for serving such purposes. The data are not disclosed to third parties. The same applies for the data transfer for other purposes.
If you order informative material or other merchandise or products on our web pages, we will use the address data you supply only for the purpose of order processing.

You may withdraw your consent to the utilization of personal data at any time.


3. Consent to the extended use of data


The use of certain features on our website such as the newsletter or forums may require registration and an extended use of personal data, e.g. the storage of e-mail addresses, user identification and passwords for an extended period of time. Such data are utilized only if you have supplied them to us and given your express consent to their utilization in advance. In the cases to follow we will ask you for your consent separately.

If other personal data (such as your name, address, or e-mail address) are collected on our web pages, such data are always requested on a voluntary basis if possible. If you order informative material or order merchandise or products on our web pages, we will use the address data supplied only for the purpose of order processing. Such data are not disclosed to third parties without your express consent. 

The Internet is a global platform. By using our Internet pages or electronically communicating with us by filling out contact forms, you give your implicit consent to the unencrypted transmission of all data you want to send to us. Elmos Semiconductor AG would like to point out that security vulnerabilities cannot be ruled out when it comes to data transmission on the Internet (e.g. by e-mail communication). For technical and other reasons, a complete protection of the data against access by third parties cannot always be guaranteed.
 
We hereby expressly object to the use of contact data released within the scope of the mandatory website credits by third parties for sending any advertisements and informative material not expressly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in case of the unsolicited sending of advertisements and other commercial information, e.g. in the form of spam mails.


4. Social networks

On our web pages we also use tools provided by the social networks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Google+ to some extent. These networks are often operated in the U.S. or in other countries outside Germany and the EU, technically speaking, and they are offered in the EU through national subsidiaries in some cases (please refer to the providers’ respective websites www.facebook.de, www.twitter.de, www.youtube.de, or www.google.de).

If you open a page of our website that contains such a plug-in in your web browser, your browser will produce a direct connection to the servers of the respective provider located in the respective country.

By the implementation of the tools provided by the social networks, the respective provider at least receives the information that you have visited a certain page of our Internet site and may also receive further information revealed by your web browser or the device you use. The content of the so-called plug-in is uploaded by your browser directly from the provider and linked to our website. If you are registered and logged in with the respective provider, your visit can also be matched to your user account.

a)    Use of Google +1
The Google +1 button gives you the opportunity to release information worldwide. Google stores both the information that you chose +1 for certain content and information about the page you have viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 data may be displayed as a reference together with your profile name and photo by Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and in advertisements placed on the Internet. Google stores information about your use of +1 in order to improve Google services for you and for others. The identity of your Google profile might be disclosed to other users who either know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.

In addition to that, the information you supply is also utilized in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may release statistics on its users’ +1 activities and may make this information accessible to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers, or associated websites.

b)    Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

It is possible that you will encounter several features of the social networking service Twitter on our web pages. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S.A. By using Twitter and the feature "re-tweet", the web pages you have visited are connected to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Data are thus transferred to Twitter as well.

We would like to point out that we as the provider of our pages do not receive any information about the content of the transferred data or their utilization by Twitter. For further information, please refer to the privacy policy of Twitter at twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings with Twitter under the account preferences at twitter.com/account/settings.


5. Cookies / Web analytics

Our website uses Piwik, a so-called web analytics platform. Piwik utilizes so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the visitor’s Internet browser. Cookies are used by almost all websites and they allow Elmos Semiconductor AG to make your visit of the Company’s web pages as comfortable as possible. If you disable cookies (an option provided by your browser), using our website will still be possible (yet may be subject to limitations).

The usage information created by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transferred to our server and saved for usage analysis purposes, serving our ongoing website optimization effort. Your IP address is promptly made anonymous in this process so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information about your visit of this website created by the cookie is not disclosed to third parties. You may disable cookies by an according setting of your browser software; however, you may then not be able to use the full range of features offered on this website.

By the use of our website and the mechanisms implemented in this website, you permit us to store cookies on your device. If you want to remove existing cookies from your computer, please use the corresponding options of your browser. If you want to block future cookies, you may also make the corresponding modifications in your browser settings. You will easily identify our cookies if you check your browser settings.

If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of the data from your visit, you may always object to the storage and utilization by mouse click, below. In that case, a so-called opt-out cookie is created on your browser, as a consequence of which Piwik will not collect any session data.

Objection:
You have the right to choose whether a web analytics cookie may be created on your browser or not . Your visit of the Elmos website is currently recorded by web analytics courtesy of PIWIK. If you do not want your visit to be recorded, please click here.

6. Hyperlinks
Our web pages may include hyperlinks to websites of other providers. We would like to point out that this Privacy Policy applies only to the web pages of the Elmos Semiconductor AG. We cannot influence and do not control whether other providers comply with the applicable data protection rules. The Elmos Semiconductor AG is not liable for content of other providers that is accessible by other hyperlinks. Linked web pages of third parties exclusively provide third-party content that we do not adopt as our own content and for which we assume no liability. If, however, you notice legal violations or other inappropriate content on linked web pages, please let us know. We are totally opposed to illegal and unethical Internet content.


7. Scope of Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy applies to the Elmos Semiconductor AG and all its fully consolidated affiliates.


8. Contact for questions or requests for information
If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or requests for information in connection with our Privacy Policy and the processing of your personal information, you may contact Elmos Semiconductor AG Customer Care at the following e-mail address: data-protection-officer@elmos.com


9. Google fonts
We integrate the fonts ("Google Fonts") provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.