Particle Metrix GmbH
Am Latumer See 11-13
D-40668 Meerbusch / Germany

Phone:   +49 (0)2150-705679-0
Fax:       +49 (0)2150-705679-29
Email: info (at) particle-metrix.de

Managing Directors: Margret Böck, Dr. Hanno Wachernig

Commercial Register: Neuss HRB 12807
VAT-ID: DE 813925061

Copyright

The existing contents of the Particle Metrix Internet presentation and of its subsidiaries are protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Excepting files specifically offered for downloading (for use without modification), the use of the texts and illustrations, even excerpts from them, without the written consent of Particle Metrix or its subsidiaries is a violation of the provisions of copyright law and is therefore illegal. This applies particularly to their reproduction, translation or use in electronic systems. Trademarks, trade names and other distinguishing marks are used in the Internet sites. Even if these are not labelled as such, the appropriate legal stipulations shall apply.

Privacy Statement

Modern information and communications technologies are playing an ever-increasing role in the activities of organisations such as Particle Metrix. That is why we take the protection of your privacy, together with the personal data that you provide us with, very seriously. It goes without saying that we comply with the stipulations of the Federal Data Protection Law. In the paragraphs below we specify the data that we, i. e. Particle Metrix and its subsidiaries, gather if necessary and explain how we treat such data.

Which personal data are gathered and processed?

You can visit our websites without having to provide us with any personal data. We will be informed only of the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us and the website of ours that you are visiting. Personal data are gathered and processed only if you use particular services. The menu will notify you of this in detail.

For what purposes do we gather and process personal data?

Since we are constantly endeavouring to achieve a continuous process of improvement in both our service offerings and your own experience with our websites, we conduct statistical analyses of the above-mentioned general data. To do this, however, we also need to be aware of your own personal opinions and your environment. That is why you will be asked to provide additional information at several points. The information in question is voluntary and will, of course, be treated confidentially. If you use services which are on offer, it is generally the case that only the data that we require to render those services will be gathered. If we ask you for more detailed data, the information in question is voluntary. The personal data are processed exclusively for the rendering of the requested service and for safeguarding our own justified commercial interests.

Are personal data forwarded to third parties?

We will forward your personal data to third parties only as far as is absolutely necessary for the rendering of the requested service. Beyond that we will neither disclose, permit the use of, sell or otherwise market your personal data to other companies or institutions without receiving an express declaration of consent from you. Other conditions shall apply if we are obliged by the law or a court judgment to disclose andcommunicate the data.

Cookies

In some areas of our websites we use cookies. These are data pads which enable us to make our services available to you on a more individual basis during your visit. We do not use cookies to gather personal data. If you would like to be informed about the use of cookies on your browser, or if you would like to rule out their use, you should activate the appropriate browser settings.

Google Analytics

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 the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated 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. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

CloudFlare (Cloudflare)

CloudFlare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by CloudFlare Inc. The way CloudFlare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through this Application, i.e., communication between this Application and the User's browser, while also allowing analytical data from this Application to be collected. Personal Data collected: Various types of Data. Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Children

Personal data pertaining to children are not knowingly gathered or used in any way. We are not generally aware of the age of the users of our websites. We have, however, taken no specific steps to give special protection to such data.

Security

We have taken technical and organisational steps to protect the personal data which you provided against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All of our employees and third parties who are involved in data processing are obliged toobserve the Federal Data Protection Law and the confidential treatment of personal data. We reserve the right to amend this declaration at any time. This declaration shall not justify any contractual or other formalright vis-à-vis or by order of one party.