Cookies: information which is automatically stored on the customer’s computer
Most of cookies that we use are “session cookies” that are automatically deleted when your browser is closed.
Other cookies are saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you return to our website.
What data is collected and for what purpose does the Excellence4Lab cooperation use your data?
You can visit this website without disclosing your personal data to us. However sometimes data is collected automatically. For example, your computer automatically sends us information when you use our website. This data is called usage data.
Usage data are data that we process and store in an anonymised and pseudonymised form within the applicable legal framework. These are generally technical data that are often collected through automatic means. Our website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically transfers to us. These include:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Website which linked you to our page (Referrer URL)
- Websites which you visit
- Date and time of your access
- Your internet protocol (IP) address
We use these technical data in an anonymised way, purely for statistical purposes, in order to continually optimise our internet presence and to enable us to provide an error-free website and create an even more attractive internet service. We would also like to ensure improved user-friendliness.
These data are stored on secured systems separate from other personal information. The data cannot give information referring back to any individual.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Are data encrypted?
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Google Analytics with the anonymization feature
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This usage includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode. This mode makes it possible for data, sessions and interactions to be associated with a single pseudonymised user ID, meaning any given user’s activity across several different devices can be analysed.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and allow for analysis to be carried out on your use of the website. Some of these files are session-based (i.e. temporary), whilst others are persistent (i.e. remain saved in your browser for a determined time period, even after it has been closed).
The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
Objecting to the collection of data – browser plugin
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Please bear in mind that if you delete cookies (an option you can find within your browser settings), this may result in this opt-out cookie also being deleted, which will require re-activation by you if required.
In the browsers of mobile devices, e.g. smartphones or tablets, add-ons used to prevent user tracking by Google Analytics do not always work. If this should apply in your case, you can deactivate any future analysis of your browsing habits by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. By clicking on the link, an “opt-out cookie” is set: this means that any future analysis of your browsing behaviour on our site will be prevented. Deactivate Google Analytics.
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data collection".
Who is responsible for processing data on this website?
The parties responsible for processing data on this website are the following companies:
Safety and Environmental Protection
Phone: +49 6051 9220-0
Fax: +49 6051 9220-10
Managing Partners: Günther Rossdeutscher, Michael Schrems
Can this data protection declaration change?
Please look regularly at our data protection declaration, which always shows our current policy for handling personal data. We will always announce any changes both there and in your user account.