Protecting the individual’s privacy on the Internet is crucial to the future of Internet-based business and the move toward a true Internet economy. CMS-GmbH (hereinafter referred to as „CMS“) has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the individual’s right to privacy. This policy outlines CMS’ personal information handling practices for this website.
This Privacy Statement covers this website and all other sites that reference this Privacy Statement.
Global Privacy Fundamentals
Our privacy practices reflect current global principles and standards on handling personal information. These principles include notice of data use, choice of data use, data access, data integrity, security, onward transfer, and enforcement/oversight. CMS abides by the privacy laws of Germany.
By using this website, you consent to the electronic collection and use of the information as described here. If CMS decides to make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will post the changes on this site so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it.
From time to time, as may be required by applicable law, we may also seek your explicit consent to process certain data and information collected on this website or volunteered by you.
Collection and Processing of Your Personal Data
To serve you better and understand your needs and interests, CMS collects, exports, and uses personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable.
We may further collect and process any information and data that you volunteer to us, e.g. when you register for events, subscribe to newsletters, participate in online surveys, discussion groups or forums, or when you make purchases.
Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data
The information CMS collects to understand your needs and interests helps CMS deliver a consistent and personalized experience. CMS will use such information only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way specified at the time of collection. We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent, unless this is otherwise permitted by law.
Some of the ways we may use your personal data include, but are not limited to:
We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website, and to gather demographic information. We may also use IP addresses or other information you have shared on this website to determine which pages on our sites are being visited and topics that may be of interest so we can provide you with information about relevant products and services. Generally, CMS will aggregate such data only in an anonymous way and will not tie it to a particular individual unless he or she has given consent. When you visit our site, we recognize only your domain name.
CMS will only gather information related to your visit to the CMS website. We do not track or collect personal information from your visits to companies or entities outside CMS.
If you choose to give us your e-mail address or submit it through our contact form, we will communicate with you via e-mail. We do not share your e-mail address with others outside CMS. You can choose not to receive any more e-mail from CMS at any time.
Depending on how your e-mail application is set up, information about you may be transmitted automatically when you send an e-mail to CMS.
Shopping or Event Registration
Our site includes order forms that you fill out to request information, products, and services.
Sharing Your Personal Data
As a global company, CMS has a global web presence.
CMS may use the information in connection with processing your inquiries and orders and to help improve our products and services.
CMS may also share such information with business partners, service vendors, authorized third-party agents or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction, including processing orders, providing customer support, or providing you with information on products and services that may be of interest to you.
We only provide these third parties with the minimum amount of personal data necessary to provide the services on our behalf, and the third parties are not permitted to use your personal data except for the limited purpose of completing the requested service or transaction.
We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so.
CMS may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal data and other related information, if necessary. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, CMS decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses. Such a transaction may involve, in accordance with applicable law, the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers. It is CMS’ practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
Security of Your Personal Data
We are committed to protecting the personal data you share with us. CMS uses a combination of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your browser’s IP address, transmitted for Google Analytics purposes, with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the storing 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 the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Links to Other Sites
Our website may contain links to other sites. CMS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites outside of CMS.
CMS will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.
Right of access and rectification
You have the right to review and amend any personal data stored in our system if you believe it may be out of date or incorrect. To do so, just send an email to the address below.
Right of withdrawal
You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data in the future. To do so, just send an email to the address below.
Inquiries About Your Personal Data
If you have any other questions about this privacy statement or if you wish to inspect the information we hold about you, please contact our data privacy officer:
Data privacy officer
Changes to This Privacy Statement
In the event of new developments such as changes to the applicable data privacy laws, we will, if necessary, update this privacy statement accordingly.
Last updated: 01.06.2018