Data Protection

The Vitec Group plc observes all applicant statutory data protection requirements and is aware of the fact that particularly sensitive handling of all personal data sent to the Vitec Group plc by the users is highly important to them. With this privacy policy, the Vitec Group plc would like to inform you about how the Vitec Group plc processes your personal data.

Personal Data and Its Use

Among other things, personal data is understood to mean information such as your name, address, and e-mail address. We collect personal data only if, only to the extent that and for the purposes for which you provide us with this data of your own accord, for example, within the framework of a registration. More specifically, we use your personal data for advertising purposes only if you have expressly given us your consent to do so. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. Only within the framework of applicable legislation, or if we are obligated to do so by a court decision, shall personal data be transmitted to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive information.

Insofar as we commission third parties to fulfill individual tasks and services for us, their access to your personal data is limited to the extent necessary for the fulfillment of their tasks. These service providers are obligated to process your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy and applicable data protection laws.

On sachtler.com, personal data is collected in order to perform various transactions such as:

  • product or service orders, activations, and registrations
  • creation of profiles and verification of users
  • requests for information
  • marketing or support subscriptions
  • participation in contests or surveys

The collection of personal data is carried out via Eloqua. Eloqua is an automated marketing tool that manages campaigns and analyzes client interests. Eloqua complies with the requirements of the EU Data Protection Law.

For more information about this, go to www.eloqua.de.

Child Privacy

The Vitec Group plc does not deliberately establish contact with children under 13 years of age, or 14 years of age in Korea, or collect their personal data. Our website is not directed at children and is not intended for collecting children’s data. If you believe that we have mistakenly or inadvertently collected such information via our website, please contact us via the address provided below, so that we can immediately delete this data from our servers.

Parents and guardians should be actively involved in their children’s Internet and cell phone usage.

Newsletter

Via our newsletter, we inform you about our company, our services, and workshops. If you want to receive the newsletter, we require you to provide a valid e-mail address as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address, or that its holder agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. This data is only used to send the newsletters and will not be passed on to third parties. Upon subscription to the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of the subscription. This only serves as proof in case a third party abuses an e-mail address and subscribes to the newsletter without the knowledge of the entitled party. In order to prevent potential abuse, we use what is called the double-opt-in procedure during the subscription process. This includes a double confirmation of the subscription to the newsletter: First, permission to send the newsletter must be granted; then, consent for receiving the newsletter must once again be given by e-mail. Only after this two-fold confirmation will the address be entered into the database. You can withdraw your consent for data storage and storage of the e-mail address as well as its use for sending the newsletter at any time. You may do this via a link at the end of each individual newsletter itself or by contacting us, using the contact details provided below, and here.

Server Log Files

When you visit this website, the web server automatically records log files that cannot be attributed to any person in particular. This data includes, for instance, the browser type and version, the operating system used, the referrer URL (previously visited website), the IP address of the requesting computer, the access date and time of the server request, and the file request of the client (file name and URL). This data is only collected for the purpose of statistical analysis. The better we understand your wishes, the faster you can find the desired information on our webpages. The collected data is not passed on to third parties, neither for commercial nor non-commercial purposes.

Information or Revocation, Correction, Deletion, and Blocking

You can receive information about your data stored with us free of charge, at any time, and without giving any reason. In addition, you have a right to the correction of inaccurate data as well as the blocking and deletion of your personal data, provided that no legal obligation to preserve it exists. The revocation as well as request for information may be submitted informally both by mail to

Vitec Videocom GmbH
Parkring 29
85748 Garching

and, at any time, by e-mail to the electronic mailbox info.sachtler@sachtler.com.

Integration of Social Network Plug-ins

On sachtler.com and sachtler-academy.com, social network plug-ins may be integrated on individual pages (e.g., Like button, Share button). Social networks include Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. When accessing a page on sachtler.de containing such a plug-in, your browser establishes a connection to this social network. The content of the plug-in (the button) is then provided by the servers of this social network. In principle, these servers can thus track your visit to this page (in some cases including by means of cookies created during your visits to this social network).

If you click on the plug-in and are simultaneously logged in to the social network, data might be sent to this social network by your browser, and the social network may associate it with your user account. To find out what data is sent in the process and how the social network handles it, please refer to the privacy notices of the respective social network. These will also offer information regarding different settings for protecting your privacy. If you are not logged in, you are usually given an opportunity to log in or register and create a user account.

If you wish to prevent your social network from collecting data about you, you can log out before and delete any cookies of this provider. If you do not have an account with a social network, no data is transmitted.

Cookies and Website Tracking

On this website, we use analysis systems which serve to measure and analyze the visits to our website. We use your IP address with a view to collecting data, including about the pages visited on sachtler.de, your browser, and your computer.

In addition, cookies are also issued. A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. If you visit the website again, the cookie indicates that this is a repeated visit. The cookie contains a unique number and, in some cases, a date. The cookie contains no personal information. The cookie is not suitable for identifying you on third-party websites, including the websites of the analytics providers.

You can configure your browser so that acceptance of cookies is, in principle, denied or you are notified before a cookie is stored. For more information, see the user manual of your Internet browser. Alternatively, you can visit the website www.aboutcookies.org, where you will find step-by-step instructions on how to control and delete the cookies in most browsers.

We do not use IP addresses or cookies to personally identify you. We use the systems with a view to increasing the efficiency of our website and marketing. When you use this website, cookies may possibly also be stored on your PC or other terminal by third-party providers. You can prevent the setting of these cookies by disabling acceptance of third-party cookies in your Internet browser.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what are called “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the U.S. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address is first abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be transmitted to and abbreviated on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookie storage by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, please note that, in that case, you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. Additionally, you can also prevent Google from collecting the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available.

You can find more information about this here or on this page (general information about Google Analytics and privacy). Please note that, on this website, Google Analytics was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to anonymize IP addresses, with the last octet being deleted.

Links to Third-Party Websites

The website may link to other websites or resources over which the Vitec Group plc has no control (“external websites”). These links to external websites are not to be understood as an agreement, consent, or recommendation on the part of the Vitec Group plc. By accessing and/or using this website, you acknowledge that the Vitec Group plc merely provides these links and is not responsible for their content. The use of external websites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies found under the link to the external websites. If you leave our website, we recommend you to be mindful of the fact that you are no longer on the webpages of the Vitec Group plc, and to read the privacy policies of these external websites before disclosing your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time in compliance with applicable data protection legislation.

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