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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

TÜV SÜD takes pleasure in your visit to our website and your interest in our company. For us, the protection of your sensitive personal data is a serious matter and we would like you to feel safe and comfortable when surfing on our Internet pages.

By visiting this website, you agree to the to the terms of this Privacy policy and the use of cookies as outlined in this policy.

Recording and processing of personal data

Generally, your personal data is not required for visiting the TÜV SÜD websites.

Only personal data that you have entered voluntarily, e.g. within the scope of a registration, a survey or contract conclusion will be recorded.

Use, disclosure, and earmarking of personal data

All personal data gathered within the scope of direct TÜV SÜD Internet services will only be recorded, processed and used in accordance with the valid data-protection regulations, the Protection of Personal Information Act and for the purposes of contract processing or safeguarding legitimate own business interests relating to consulting services and support provided to our customers and prospects.

Save where expressly provided herein, we will not reveal to any person, firm or company any personal data which may come to our knowledge hereunder and shall keep with complete secrecy the personal data provided by you and shall not use or attempt to use any such personal data in any manner without your permission. These restrictions shall cease to apply to information or knowledge which may come into the public domain other than as a result of any act or breach of this Privacy Policy by us.

Right to information and Disclosure of Information

As prescribed by applicable law, we will keep information that you may provide as confidential unless we are compelled by law to disclose such information. We will only disclose such information in line with the relevant applicable legislation.

Security

TÜV SÜD takes technical and organizational measures to protect any data you have made available to TÜV SÜD from incidental or willful manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized third parties. This applies as well, when external services are used. Our security measures are continuously enhanced in line with technical advances.

Cookies and website tracking

On this website we use systems to measure and analyse information with respect to visits to our website. To that effect we use your IP address to collect, among other things, the traffic on our web site and data regarding your browser type and computer.

In addition cookies are used. A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer when you visit a website. If you visit the website again, it is recognized as a repeat visit by means of the cookie. The cookie contains and where applicable a date and therefore no personal data. The cookie cannot be used to identify you on websites of third parties, including the sites of the analysis providers.

It is possible to configure your web browser to refuse cookies or to be informed if a cookie is set. Should you wish to manage your Cookie settings, please click on the link https://www.tuvsud.com/en/cookie-notice.

We will not use the IP addresses or cookies to identify you personally. We use these services in order to increase the efficiency of our websites and our marketing.

Google Universal analytics – terms and conditions of use

This website uses Google Universal Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Universal Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

IP anonymization is supplemented on this website. Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

https://support.google.com/a/answer/6304816?hl=en

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en

Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Google reCAPTCHA

This site uses the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google to ensure that use of our website is by living humans, not automated spam scripts. Provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html

Google Maps

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Hotjar

This site uses Hotjar to make informed decisions to improve and optimise the user experience on our website. The services provided include heat map tracking, surveys, and customer feedback about the sites features and functionalities. Provider is Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians, STJ 1000, Malta.

For more information about how to opt out of Hotjar, please refer to Hotjar’s Opt Out information: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out

Integration of social network plug-ins

Some pages at tuvsud.com may have social network plug-ins integrated into them (e.g. "I like" button, "Share" button). Some examples of social networks are Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. When you load a tuvsud.com page that contains such a plug-in, your browser will set up a link to this social network. The content of the plug-in (of the button) is then provided by the servers of this social network. This means that in principle these servers can trace the page being loaded (potentially also via cookies that were installed at this social network during your visits).

If you click on the plug-in while simultaneously being logged into the social network, data can potentially be sent to this social network from your browser and assigned to your user account. You can find out what data is being sent and how the data is dealt with, by going to the Privacy Policy of the social network concerned. It will also advise you on Privacy Protection setting options. If you are not logged in, you will usually be given the option to log in or register and to create a user account.

If you want to prevent your social network from collecting data on you, you can log out from it beforehand and possibly delete existing cookies from the online service provider concerned. If you do not have a user account with a social network, then no data will be transferred.

 

 

Links to other pages

Many of the pages on this website provides hyperlinks to other web pages, including but not limited to TÜV SÜD pages. By logging on to any TÜV SÜD website, and then navigating to another website, you agree to the use of the privacy statement of the TÜV SÜD web page you are visiting.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact our Information Protection Officer, using contact us

 

 

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