Data protection declaration

1. Subject of this data protection declaration

We are happy that you are interested in our website and our offers on this website.

Protecting your personal data (subsequently shortened to “data”) is a very important issue for us. We would subsequently like to expressly inform you of the data that we collect when you visit our website and use our features, and how we then process or use these, and also how or which accompanying protective measures we have taken with regards to technology and organisation.

2. Responsible position/Service provider

The responsible office pursuant to the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the service provider pursuant to the German Telemedia Act (TMG) is ACCRETECH (Europe) GmbH, Landsbergerstr. 396, 81241 Munich, Germany, see our imprint for this.

For questions or notes on this data protection declaration, or general information on data protection, please get in touch with one of the following contact addresses:

Tel.: +49 (0)89-546788 0
Fax: +49 (0)89 546788-10

3. Collection and use of your data

The scope, type of collection and use of your data is characterised by whether you visit our website for information only or whether you use our contact form and therefore enter personal data:

a. Use for Information

For use of our website for information only, you do not need to enter any information, in principle.

Rather, we only collect and use the data that is automatically transmitted for this from your internet browser for this purpose in this case, such as:
– Date and time of retrieval of one of our web pages
– Your type of browser
– The browser settings
– The operating system used
– The last site you visited
– The transferred amount of data and access status (data transferred, data not found, etc.) 
– The loading times of our website, and
– Your IP address.

We exclusively collect and use this data in anonymised form when you visit our website. The result of this is that, in general, this makes it possible use the internet pages you have retrieved and to be able to check whether our website is optimally displayed. We only save your IP address for the duration of your visit, there is no personal assessment, only statistical assessment of the website use as described below in this data protection declaration.

b. Use of the Contact Form

If you would like to get in touch with us using the contact form made available on our website, we collect the following data from you:

– Title
– Name
– Email address
– Country (optional)
– Your message to us (optional)
– Your selection of which business sectors you are interested in (semiconductor, precision measuring instruments/ other).
– The best way for us to contact you: by email and/or phone (optional)
– Telephone number (optional)
– The computer results of the spam protection request

We use your email address and your telephone number, if applicable, and your information on the best way to contact you to enable use to respond to your enquiry. We will answer by email if no selection was made for the preferred form of contact.

The selection of which business sectors you are interested in is used to automatically forward your enquiry to the specific people who are responsible for this.

We use your message to us, and the indicated country if applicable, to process your inquiry and to be able to respond with specific information for your country.

We use your title and name to address you personally in our response.

Finally, we process your information in the spam protection request to check that it is a real enquiry and not an automated spam message.

5. Use of Cookies

a. Which Cookies do we use?

We use cookie technology for our website. Cookies are small pieces of text data that are sent from our web server to your internet browser as part of your visit to our website. These are stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone for retrieval at a later data.

We use the following cookies on our website:

[PHPSESSID] Function: This cookie is used for the design of the script on your website and serves as the session ID for the identification of the individual user during an individual visit to the website (called session management). It includes an identification number which is newly created for every browser session and is always only stored until the end of the respective browser session. The cookie is a so-called first party cookie which is controlled from our website.

For Piwik (see details below):

[_pk_id] Function: This cookie is a component from Piwik and is used for statistical analysis of user behaviour on our websites (see details below). It includes an individual Piwik identification number and is stored for 393 days. The cookie is a so-called first party cookie which is controlled from our website.

[_pk_ses] Function: This cookie is a component from Piwik and is used to track the browsing session. It typically includes an asterisk (*) and is stored for 30 minutes. The cookie is a so-called first party cookie which is controlled from our website.

b. Deactivating cookies

You can decide for yourself whether cookies are set and can be retrieved by using the settings in your browser. For example, in your browser, you can completely deactivate the saving of cookies, limit this to specific websites or configure your browser so that it is automatically informed as soon as a cookie could be set and asks you for a response. You can block or delete individual cookies. This could however lead to some features of our website being impaired and no longer functioning fully, for technical reasons.

6. Tracking of Website Visits/(Use of Piwik)

On this website, we collect and use data from the website visitor on their visit for marketing and optimisation purposes (such as for example the typical visit time to a specific web page, opinions on it, which web pages were visited particularly often, etc.) as well as creating a user profile for this. We use an OpenSource Web Analysis Tool ( with Piwik software for this. However this is done without linking this to a person, but using a pseudonym. We do not use the data to identify you as a specific person. We only apply these pseudonym user profiles to a specific person if they want this or if we are legally allowed to do this.

We use cookies for this purpose. As explained above, cookies are small pieces of text data which are stored locally in the cache of the internet browser of the page visitor. Cookies make it possible to re-identify the internet browser.

You have the possibility of objecting to this tracking at any time, by de-activating the cookie functions in your browser. See Clause 5b above for this. Analysis by Piwik and tracking is then discontinued.

7. Use of Google Maps

We have integrated Google Maps into our website at the bottom of the Contact & Support menu item to show you a map of our location and to make your route to us easier.

By retrieving this bottom sub page, Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”) therefore receives the information that you have retrieved on the relevant page of our website.

The data named under Clause 3 a) of this declaration is also transferred. This is independent of whether you are logged in with a Google user account or whether you do not use a user account. If you are logged into a Google account then this data is directly assigned to your account. If you do not want this data to be assigned to your profile then you must log out of your Google account beforehand.

We hereby inform you that the level of data protection in the USA is lower than in Germany and we cannot ensure that your rights will not be infringed there.

Additionally, we also have no influence on whether Google collects additional data and processes this, and we also do not know the full scope of the data collection, the purposes and the storage periods of this. Specifically, it is possible that Google saves cookies on your computer for the purpose of personalised presentation of Google Maps.

You can get more information on the purpose and scope of Google data collection and processing in the data protection declaration of Google: You can also get additional information on your rights and settings options for this matter to protect your privacy here.

8. Activation by service providers and data transfer to third parties

Your data will be transferred to our technical support service providers for provision of this website and for the purposes named above (for example website hosting services and website support). We have carefully chosen these providers ourselves and have instructed them in writing.

They are bound by our instructions and we check them regularly.

Your data is only transferred to other third parties if this is specifically indicated in the data protection declaration or if we are legally required to do this.

9. Data security

We also use technical and organisational safety measures to protect incidental or collected personal data, specifically against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or from access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with technological development.

Your personal data is also encrypted using SSL/TLS technology to prevent access by authorised third parties.

Mai 2017

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