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Data protection information


1. Provision of general data and information
SPIE endeavours to ensure that the information and data provided on this website is accurate. SPIE reserves the right to make changes and additions to the information and data without notice.

2. Contractual relationships
The website contains partnerships with various service providers. SPIE enables users of the above website to access the pages of partner companies on which they offer their services. By using the services of the service provider, users of the website enter into a contractual relationship with the relevant service provider, to which the appropriate terms and conditions of contract of the service provider then apply. Responsibility for the legality and contents of the services offered by the partner companies on their listings pages lies solely with the relevant partner companies whose websites can be accessed via the home page.

When the services of a service provider are used, contractual relationships are constituted exclusively between the respective partner company and the user under the terms and conditions applicable to this contractual relationship.

3. Liability
The information that we provide to you on this website has been compiled with the greatest possible diligence and is continually updated. Despite the most careful controls, complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. However, any guarantee that the information and data provided is up to date, correct and complete is excluded, as is any liability in this regard.

Despite conducting careful checks, we assume no liability for the contents of external links. Exclusively the operators of the linked sites are responsible for their contents. SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa GmbH is also not responsible for the data protection safeguards of the operators of websites of this kind.

4. Copyright
The contents of the SPIE website is protected by copyright. The copying, distribution, storage, reproduction and disclosure of all information and data, especially the use of texts, parts of texts, graphic materials and other works published on the website is expressly prohibited without the written consent of SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa GmbH. An exception to this is the text and graphic materials expressly offered for distribution in the “Media” area.

5. Applicable law
All information and data, your use of and registration on SPIE websites and all action, acquiescence and omission in connection with the SPIE websites is subject exclusively to German law. The venue is Ratingen.

6. Data protection
SPIE on the subject of data protection
We attach great importance to the security of personal data, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. That is why we conduct our Internet activities in accordance with the laws on data protection and data security. You can find out below what information we collect and how we handle it.

Data protection officer
If you have any questions concerning data protection, you can contact the data protection officer of SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa GmbH at any time using our contact form (red “Contact us” button on the right).
What is personal data?
Personal data is information that can be attributed individually to you. Examples of this include your name, address, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address. Non-personal data is information such as the number of people who use a site.
The protection of your data is a matter of principle and of the greatest importance for SPIE. That is why we do not collect any data of any kind through our websites without your consent. You alone decide whether you want to disclose this data to us or not, for example in the course of registering, answering a survey or similar activity.

We generally use your personal data to answer your enquiries, process your order or provide you with access to special information or offers. To support our customer relations, it can furthermore be necessary for us to store and process your personal data and, for example, to send it to our group companies so that we are better able to satisfy your wishes or improve our products and services; it may also be necessary for us (or a third party engaged by us) to use this data in order to inform you of SPIE offers that will benefit your business or to conduct online surveys, which we use to cater better to your requirements. Data that is not required is deleted immediately.

We will of course respect your choice if you do not wish to send us your personal data to support our customer relations – especially for direct marketing or market research purposes. We will not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties. If we use personal data for a purpose that requires your consent in accordance with the statutory regulations, we will ask you for your explicit consent in each case. Once you have given your consent, you can revoke it at any time If you have left personal data anywhere on our sites, you can change and/or delete it directly using the relevant registration page.

Third-party companies, especially AddThis, collect specific anonymised information when you visit our website. These third-party companies can use this non-personal information to provide you with advertising about goods and services that are likely to interest you. Cookies and/or web beacons (small transparent graphics that can be used to record, collect and analyse simple actions, such as visitor traffic to the website) can be used for this. To learn more about this typical business advertising, please visit the website

7. Cookies
When you visit our website, it is possible that information is stored on your computer in the form of a cookie at our instigation. Cookies are small text files that are copied from a web server on to your hard drive. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server on the domain where the cookie was assigned to you. Cookies cannot execute any programs or place any viruses on your computer. The cookies that we use do not contain any personal information and are not aggregated with any information of that kind.

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies, which are necessary in order to maintain the consistency of your visit, i.e. to ensure that your information is retained during the session, for example. These session cookies are automatically deleted after your session ends.

You have the option of accepting or rejecting cookies. The majority of web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can generally configure your browser settings to reject cookies. If cookies are rejected, it is possible that you will no longer be able to use some functions of the website. If cookies are accepted, you can delete the accepted cookies again at a later date. In Internet Explorer, you can delete cookies for example by selecting “Tools” > “Delete browsing history” and clicking the button “Delete cookies”. When you delete the cookies, all settings that are managed by these cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and it may no longer be possible to restore them.

8. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, small text files that are stored on your computer and that allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is typically transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transferred. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and perform other services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by making appropriate adjustments to your browser settings; please note, however, that you may not be able to enjoy full use of all the functions of this website if you do so. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link. The current link is

9. Information on, correction and deletion of data
For requests for information, correction and deletion, please contact the data protection officer of SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa GmbH stating your name and contact address. You can use our contact form for this (red “Contact us” button on the right) or contact the data protection officer by post:

SPIE Deutschland & Zentraleuropa GmbH
Data protection officer
Balcke-Dürr-Allee 7
40882 Ratingen

Please note that your right to have data deleted can be limited by statutory retention obligations that we have to comply with. Moreover, the courts, law enforcement agencies and other authorities designated by law can legally retrieve data or demand information.

10. Note on alternative dispute resolution
We are neither required nor willing to take part in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

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