Privacy Policy

The protection of personal data and the responsible handling of information entrusted to us are very important for us. We (i.e. arago GmbH) collect, process, and utilize personal data only in accordance with the statutory regulations (e.g. the German Data Protection Act). With this privacy policy, we are informing you about collection, processing and use of your personal data in the context of our website.

1. Subject of Data Protection

Subject to data protection are personal data. Data are personal if they can be allocated to a specific or identifiable person. This includes information such as name, address, email address and telephone number.

2. Collection and Processing of Personal Data on Request

Generally, this website can be used without your personal data being collected or processed. Unless otherwise described in section 3 et seq. your personal data is apart from these cases only collected and processed if you voluntarily provide it.

3. Data Processing to Enable the Use of the Website

We collect your personal data where necessary to enable your use of this website (usage data). This includes your IP address as well as data about the beginning and end of sessions and the telemedia used, it may also include data used to identify you. These data serve the purposes of delivering the service and designing it in a needs-based manner. Generally, data is deleted deleted when no longer needed. For information on the processing of data in the form of pseudonymous usage profiles, see section 5.

4. Cookies

When you visit our website, information may be stored on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred between a webserver and your browser and are stored on your computer’s disk. This enables us to recognize you when you re-visit the website and we can offer you better functionality of our website and, for example, avoid that you have to log in repeatedly, or allow us to carry out web analysis.

Most browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies. You may deactivate that cookies are stored by your browser and erase cookies at any time. Please note that without cookies, the use and experience of our services via this website may be impeded or impossible. Via your browser settings, you can also prevent certain cookies (such as third-party-cookies) from being stored, e.g. if you want to prevent web tracking. You will find further information in your browser’s help section.

5. Web Tracking

In order to optimize the user experience of our website, we use web tracking technology such as Google Analytics (see section 6.). Respective data is stored in pseudonymous usage profiles (your IP addresses is stored in anonymized form). Pseudonymous usage profiles will not be (re-)combined with personal data. You can opt-out to the building of pseudonymous usage profiles. To this end, you can configure your browser so that it does not accept cookies (see section 4). You can also use a browser plugin to protect your privacy – e.g. AdBlock, Ghostery or NoScript.

6. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies (see section 4) in order to analyse your use of this website. The information about your use of this website is collected via cookies. It is usually transferred to and stored on servers of Google Inc. in the US. Prior to the transfer to the US, Google masks and thereby anonymizes your IP address within the territory of the EU or of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and masked by Google servers in the US. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information to analyse 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 combine your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse to have cookies stored on your device by appropriately configuring your browser (see section 4) or by using a privacy plugin (see section 5). Further, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. Further information on the data processing in the context of Google Analytics is available under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

7. Facebook Like Button

Plugins of the Facebook social network, of 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated into our website. You can recognise these Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the appearance of the Like button on the website. You can see an overview of Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, the plugin does not create a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server, instantly. Only in the case you double click the plugins, Facebook obtains the information that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you double click the Like button while you are logged into Facebook, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. Facebook can thus link your visit to our site to your user account. Please note that we as the provider of the website do not receive any information about the data processed by Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to be able to link your visit to our site to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You will find further information on the data processing by Facebook in the privacy policy of Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation).

8. Transfer to Third Parties

We will only transfer your personal data to third parties where allowed or required by law or if you have given prior consent. If you have given consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future. We only transfer data to public authorities if required by law, administrative order or court order.

9. Transfer of Data to non-EU Countries

If necessary for our purposes, we transfer your data to recipients outside of the EU if it is guaranteed that the recipient maintains an adequate level of data protection and there are no legitimate interests excluding the transfer. To guarantee an adequate level of data protection at the recipient’s end, we in particular use the EU Commission’s model clauses for data transfers to third countries.

10. Deletion

We delete your personal data when it is no longer required for the purposes for which it has been collected and processed, unless there are statutory obligations to keep the data in retention.

11. Data Security and Confidentiality

We have taken the necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and all persons involved in the data processing are obliged to observe data protection law. and to keep personal data confidential. To protect your personal data, we use a secure online transmission protocol called “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL). You can recognize this where  an “s” is added to the URL part “http://” (making it “https://”) or by a green, closed lock icon shown in your browser. By clicking the lock icon, you will get information on the SSL certificate used. The appearance of the icon depends on the type and version of your browser. SSL-encryption ensures an encrypted and complete transmission of your data.

12. Rights to Provision of Information, Correction, Erasure and Blocking of Data; Opt-Out and Withdrawal of Consent

You can request at any time to be informed about your personal and – where the conditions of these rights are met – that such data is corrected, blocked or erased. If you have given consent to the processing of personal data, you can withdraw such consent at any time with effect for the future. In these matters and in case of questions relating to data protection, please contact our data protection officer Dr. Bernd Schmidt under dpo (at) arago.co or write to: arago GmbH, Eschersheimer Landstr. 526-532, 60433 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

For a swift processing of your request, we recommend stating your name, surname, date of birth and, where existing, your e-mail address and in case of an opt-out after receiving advertisements attaching a copy of the advertisement.

13. Identity of the Data Controller

Data Controller in the meaning of the data protection law:

arago GmbH
Eschersheimer Landstr. 526-532
60433 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
E-Mail: info@arago.co

14. Changes to this Data Protection Declaration

New legal requirements, business decisions or technical developments may require changes to our data protection declaration. This data protection declaration will then be updated. The most current version is always available on our website.

Last Update: August 2017