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The Responsible Body as defined by the data protection laws is:

S.O.R.G. e.V.
KLS Martin Platz 1
78532 Tuttlingen, Germany
 

Recording general information

When you access our web site, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) includes items such as the type of web browser, the operating system of your computer, the domain name of your internet service provider, and similar information. The recorded information does not include any personal data. This information is a technical requirement in order to display the requested content of the web site correctly and is essential in order to use the internet. We statistically analyze this type of anonymous information in order to optimize our internet presence and the underlying technology.

Registration on our web site

Some personal data, such as name, address, telephone number(s) and email address for contact and communication, will be recorded when you register on our web site. If you are registered with us, you will have access to content and services that we only offer to registered users. Users who are logged-in can also change or delete the data recorded during registration at any time. We will also of course disclose to you the personal data that we hold at any time. We will also correct or delete this data on request, unless we are required by law to retain it. Please use the contact data at the end of this privacy statement if you wish to contact us about your personal information.

Provision of paid services

For the provision of paid services we will request additional data, such as payment details. 
We use state-of-the-art encryption technology (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS to ensure the security of your data.

Newsletter

The data that you provide in order to log in to get our newsletter will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by email about conditions that are relevant for the service or the registration (such as changes to the newsletters offered or technical items). 
We require a valid email address for an effective registration. We use the "double opt-in" procedure to ensure that the owner of an email address is actually the person who registered. For this purpose we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the requested response. We do not record any additional information. The information is used exclusively for sending the newsletter and is not available for third parties. 
You can withdraw your agreement to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. A corresponding link is included in every newsletter. You can also deregister directly on this web site at any time or send your request to the contact addresses that can be found at the end of this document.

Contact form

If you contact us by email or the contact form, the information that you include will be stored for the purposes of processing your enquiry and for possible subsequent questions.

Deleting or blocking data

We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data minimization. Therefore, we store your personal data only so long as it is required for the purposes stated here or for the various periods specified by the relevant legislation. On completion of the purpose or on expiration of the periods the applicable information will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal regulations.

Use of Google Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses "cookies", small text files that are saved on your computer and can be used to analyze your usage of the web site. The information generated by the cookie on your usage of the web site is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, as a result of the activation of IP-anonymization on these web sites, Google first abbreviates your IP-address within member states of the European Union or other states that are included in 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 uses this information on behalf of the operator of this web site to evaluate your usage of the web site, to compile reports on web site activity, and to provide additional services linked to the usage of the web site and the internet for the operator of the web site. Google does not combine the IP-address sent by your browser to Google Analytics with any other information. You can block the storage of cookies by appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this web site. In addition, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and sending the information on your usage of the web site (including your IP-address) to Google and the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:  Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analyticss

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on you can suppress tracking by Google Analytics on our web site by clicking on this link. Google Tracking deactivated. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. The cookie will prevent Google Analytics from recording information for this web site and for this browser in future while the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Social Plugins

Social plugins from the providers listed below are used on our web sites. You can recognize the plugins by their logos. 
In some cases information, which may also include personal data, will be sent to the service operators and may be used by them. We prevent accidental and unwanted recording and transmission of data to the service providers by a 2-click solution. If a user wishes to activate a social plugin, it must first be enabled by clicking on the applicable switch. Information will be recorded and transmitted to the service provider only if this plugin is activated. We ourselves do not record any personal data with the social plugins or as a result of their usage. 
We have no influence over what data are recorded by an activated plugin or how it is used by the service provider. It must currently be assumed that a direct connection to the services of the provider is established and that at least the IP-address and device-related information is recorded and used. There is also the possibility that the service providers will attempt to store cookies on the computer used for access. Please see the privacy information of the various service providers for information on exactly what data are recorded and how it is used. Note: if you are logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a specific web site.
We have embedded the social media buttons of the following companies in our web site: 
Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA) 
Google Plus/Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway - Mountain View - CA 94043 - USA)
XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 - 20354 Hamburg - Germany) 
LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court - Mountain View - CA 94043 - USA)

Cookies

Like many other web sites we also use "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are saved to your hard disk by a web site server. With the cookies we automatically receive specific information such as your IP-address, your browser, the operating system on your computer and your connection to the internet. 
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to install viruses on a computer. We can use the information in cookies to simplify navigation and to ensure that our web sites are displayed correctly. 
The data that we record is never available to third parties or linked to personal information without your agreement. 
You can of course always view our web site without cookies. Internet browsers are generally set by default to accept cookies. You can disable the use of cookies at any time by changing the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change the settings. Please note that some functions of our web site may not be available if you disable the use of cookies.

Your rights of disclosure, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive disclosure of your personal information that we hold at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or delete your personal information, subject to the data storage requirements specified for processing transactions. Please contact our privacy officer if you want more information. See below for the contact details. 
In order to implement a blockage of data at any time the data must be retained in a blocked file for control purposes. You can also request your information to be deleted, unless there is a legal requirement for archiving it. If this applies to the data in question, we will block it on request. 
You can make changes or withdraw an approval with effect into the future by informing us.

Amendment of our privacy regulations

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement at times to ensure that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services, e.g. the introduction of new services. The new privacy statement will apply next time you visit our web site.

Questions to the privacy officer

If you have any questions regarding information privacy, please write to us by email or contact our privacy officer directly:
Contact information: 
info@sorg-group.com, Tel.: +49-7461 706-216, KLS Martin Platz 1, 78532 Tuttlingen, Germany