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Data protection is very important to us. We strictly abide by the statutory provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) regarding collection, processing and use of data so you can feel safe when visiting our websites. This means that you can visit our website at any time without giving or leaving any information about yourself. Data storage is anonymous and does not allow any conclusions about your identity.

Which data is stored?
We receive the following information when you visit this website:

  • Browser type
  • Visited page on our website
  • Operating system
  • Anonymized IP address

Among other things, we use - like many other websites - so-called "cookies" to ensure functions of the site and to continuously improve our offerings.

Further information on the use of cookies can be found below on this page.

We collect, process and use personal data only in accordance with the following provisions. Personal data in this sense means all personal information provided by a natural person. These include e.g. Name, first name, telephone number, address, eMail address, or further information, which are transmitted when using our offers or when contacting us.

All terms in this Privacy Policy are synonymous with the terms used in the Terms and Conditions of Plustek Technology Inc., unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Storage of access data in server log files
You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. We only store access data in so-called server log files, e.g., the name of the requested file, the date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. These data are evaluated solely to ensure trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our offer and do not allow us to conclude on your person.

When will personal data be stored?
We collect personal information if you voluntarily provide it to us as part of contacting us (for example, by contact form, email or product registration). The data collected can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the information provided only to process your requests or to register one of our products. With the exception of the product registration data given to us, your data will be blocked for further use after completion of the processing and deleted after expiry of the tax and commercial retention periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data, or we reserve data usage, which is permitted by law. After a product registration, your data will be stored for at least 2 years. After this period we reserve the right to further data usage, if this is permitted by law.

Data usage when registering for the e-mail newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data required or separately provided by you to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter according to your consent. The newsletter contains information about our products and special offers such as sweepstakes or promotions. Unsubscription to the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by a message to the contact option described below or via a dedicated link in the newsletter.

Any links to our website in the newsletter are recorded with the analysis tool Google
Analytics and evaluated for statistical purposes. For more information about Google
Analytics, see the section "Using Google Analytics for Web Analytics" in this privacy policy.

The legal basis for the processing of your data for the purpose of sending out newsletters is Art. 6 para. 1 a and. f GDPR.

Use of data when using the contact form or a product question (support form)

If you use our contact form or the "Technical Support" form, we will use the data required or separately provided by you to process your request. For the use of the form, the input of a valid e-mail address is required and further details are voluntary. The processing of the information provided is in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent. By submitting the form, you consent to the contact details and assignment for any queries. This consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. The revocation can be made by a message to the contact option described below.

Use of data when using the product registration form

If you use our form in the "Registration" section, we will use the information required or separately provided by you to register your product for warranty claims or other product-specific services and information. For the use of the form, the input of a valid e-mail address is required and further details are voluntary. The processing of the information provided is in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent. Furthermore, as part of your registration, your e-mail address, or separately given information from you, will be assigned to the registered product. By submitting the form, you agree that the information for registration and assignment for any queries are permanently stored. This consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. The revocation can be done by a message to the contact option described below.

Use of data to fulfill contractual obligations

If you choose to purchase our products and services, personal information may be collected in a number of ways, including but not limited to

  • Last Name and First name
  • Address
  • e-mail address

These are according to section 6 1 b and c GDPR for the processing of your order, or fulfillment of contractual obligations, for the performance of pre-contractual measures, fulfillment of legal obligations, or processed due to legal requirements, which are made on request of the data subject.

What is personal data stored for?

We would like to point out that we only collect and store personal data in an appropriate manner. The following overview is therefore only a list of possible purposes.

  • to provide our products & services
  • to comply with legal requirements
  • for contract processing and processing of your inquiries
  • for promotional purposes
  • for statistical purposes using our website

According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the processing of personal data is permissible if the data subject has given your consent, or is required to fulfill a contract of which the data subject is a party or to perform pre-contractual actions, on application or request the person concerned.

Data transfer for fulfillment of the contract
For fulfillment of the contract, we will pass on your data to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. Depending on which payment service provider you select in the order process, we will forward payment data collected to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and any payment service providers commissioned by us to process the payments or to the selected payment service. In part, the selected payment service providers also collect this data themselves, once that you create an account there. In this case, you must log in to the payment service provider with your access data during the ordering process. In this respect, the privacy policy of the respective payment service provider applies.

Transfer of personal data abroad

If personal data are transmitted to countries outside the United State America, this ensures that the recipient of the data guarantees an adequate level of data protection in accordance with section 45 GDPR, or that compliance with the principles of the Privacy Shield is mandatory.

Right of access to personal data, right of objection and contact possibilities

You have a right of objection to the use or transmission of your data for advertising purposes (blocking indicator). Furthermore, there is a right to information and, under certain conditions, the right to correct, block and delete your data stored in one of our files.

For any further information or explanations, please contact the data protection officer of Plustek Technology Inc., 9830 Norwalk Blvd #155 ,Santa Fe Springs, California 90670, or send an e-mail to datenschutz(at)plustek(dot)de. Furthermore, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in a justified case.

Use of cookies
In order to optimize your browsing experience and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). The information stored in a cookie depends on the device used. However, no conclusions can be drawn on your identity or personal data. For example, we are using cookies to statistically record the use of the website, to display content and to continually optimize the website for you and to make the website more interesting to you.

When (first) visiting our website, we inform you about the use of cookies. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Decline to accept cookies may limit the functionality of our website. For more information and assistance, visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Use of Google Analytics for web analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google Analytics uses methods that allow to analyze the use of the website by you, such as so-called "cookies", text files, that are stored on your computer. The generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymization on this website, the IP address will be shortened prior to transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The anonymized IP address provided by Google Analytics within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. The data mentioned are stored there over a period of 50 months and then completely deleted.

You can prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website from Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click on this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

Use of Facebook plugins

Our website uses so-called social plugins of the social network Facebook operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition "Social Plug-in of Facebook" or "Facebook Social Plugin".

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are currently not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately assign the visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example, click the "Like" button or leave a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be posted on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Facebook privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to directly assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins even with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with a "Facebook Blocker" or script blocker.

Using Twitter plugins (for example, "Tweet" button)

Our website uses so-called social plugins from the Twitter microblogging service operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue "Twitter bird".

If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of Twitter. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Twitter directly to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating Twitter receives the information that your browser has accessed the appropriate page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Twitter or just not logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is sent from your browser directly to a Twitter server in the United States and stored there.

If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the "Tweet" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of Twitter and stored there. The information will also be posted on your Twitter account and displayed there to your contacts.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter, as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy If you do not want Twitter the You must log out of Twitter before you visit our website to directly assign data collected via our website to your Twitter account. You can completely prevent the loading of the Twitter plugins even with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with a script blocker.

Using Google+ plugins (for example, "+1" button)

Our website uses social plugins from the Google+ social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The plugins are z. B. on buttons with the sign "+1" on white or colored background recognizable.

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Google's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the site. The integration gives Google the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Google+ or are currently logged in to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

If you're logged in to Google+, Google can instantly associate your visit to our website with your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "+1" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information will also be published on Google+ and displayed there to your contacts.

For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Google: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

If you do not want Google to immediately associate the data collected through our website with your profile on Google+, you'll need to log out of Google+ before you visit our website. You can completely prevent the loading of Google Plugins even with add-ons for your browser, eg. With a script blocker.

YouTube video plugins
On this website content from third party providers are included. This content is provided by Google Inc. ("Provider"). Youtube is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

For videos from YouTube that are included on our site, the advanced privacy setting is enabled. This means that no information is collected and stored on YouTube by website visitors, unless they are playing the video.

For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers, as well as their rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Google https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

Stand: 04.2018

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