Data protection

information

We welcome you to our website and appreciate your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Our data protection provisions comply with applicable statutory regulations on the protection of personal data, in particular with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Therefore, please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our data protection information. It explains which data we collect on our website, what we use it for and what options are available to you.

Responsibility in terms of data protection law lies with Zapf Creation AG, postal address: Mönchrödener Str. 13, 96472 Rödental, Germany.

Purpose of data protection

Subject of data protection is personal data. Personal data, in accordance with Section 3, para. 1 BDSG, means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. This includes information such as name, postal address, email address or telephone number, but also usage data such as your IP address.

Data collection

In general, we do not ask for any personal data when you visit the Zapf Creation AG website.

Information related to accessing the Zapf Creation AG website are saved anonymously. It is not possible to identify individual users.

Any additional information, such as your name, postal address, telephone number and email address which you provide via email as part of a contact request or job application are only processed by us for these specific purposes.

Cookies

Zapf Creation AG uses cookies to provide you with optimum contents and online results when visiting our website. To this end, our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), which uses cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files saved on the user's computer which allow an analysis of how you use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and saved by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address before transmitting it within EU Member States or in other member states of the European Economic Area. Your full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. The IP anonymisation is activated on this website.

What information is saved and what is it used for?

Google Analytics usually saves your IP address. Among others, your location and language settings are also transmitted. Google Analytics will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your browser’s IP address transmitted for Google Analytics purposes with any other data held by Google.

How long are cookies saved on your computer?

The cookies are saved on your device for the duration of the browser session and are not deleted when closing the Internet browser (so-called “permanent cookies”). The saved cookies or equivalent data records have a lifespan of 30 days after which the cookies are deleted from your IT system.

Please note: We request that you accept the use of cookies to allow the full functionality of the website. Should you refuse the use of cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the functions offered by our website.

Your approval of the use of cookies can be revoked at any time.

How you can object to the use of cookies:

You can make the appropriate changes in your browser settings if you want to delete cookies or allow access only upon your explicit consent.

By adjusting the settings in your browser accordingly, you can prevent the storage of cookies. However, please note that by doing so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under this link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

For more information, see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” has been added to the Google Analytics used on this website to ensure that IP addresses are collected anonymously (IP masking).

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses Social Plugins (“Plugins”) by the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or by the supplement “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and design of the Facebook Social Plugins can be found here.

http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

The browser will establish a direct connection to Facebook servers when a user calls up a page in this website which contains such a plugin. The content of the plugin is transmitted to your browser directly from Facebook and embedded by the browser in the website. Thus, the provider has no influence on the scope of data that Facebook collects by means of this plugin and therefore informs users based on its level of knowledge via the following link

https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084/

By embedding the plugins, Facebook is informed that the user has called up the respective page. Facebook is able to assign the visit to the user's Facebook account if the user is logged in at Facebook. When users and plugins interact, for example by pressing the “Like” button or posting a comment, the browser will transmit the corresponding information directly to Facebook where it will be saved. Even if a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that his IP address is revealed and gets stored by Facebook. However, according to Facebook in Germany, only an anonymised IP address is saved.

Users can obtain information on the purpose and scope of the data collection as well as the subsequent processing and use of this data by Facebook, and the respective rights and configuration options for protecting privacy under the following link:

http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If a user is a member of Facebook, but does not want Facebook to collect data on the user via this website and tie this data to the user's membership data stored at Facebook, the user must log off from Facebook before visiting the website of Zapf Creation AG.

Consent

You consent to us using your personal data submitted in a contact request or job application.

We would like to point out that you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by email or in writing to the address listed below.

Use and disclosure of personal data/earmarking

We will only collect, process and use all the personal data we receive from you during your use of the Zapf Creation AG website for the stated purpose. We will not publish, sell or provide the collected personal data to third parties by any other means. This data will not be used for advertising purposes.

Data security

We have taken the corresponding technical and organisational measures to protect the data on employees/customers/suppliers/applicants/interested persons entrusted to us against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.

Right to information

You have the right to information on your stored personal data, its origin and the recipients as well as the purpose of the data storage at any time. In addition, you have the right to demand the deletion or blocking as well as the amendment of your data at any time.

Questions on data protection?

In case you have any question on data protection, please contact Datenschutz(at)zapf-creation.de or write to Zapf Creation AG, subject “data protection”, Möchrödener Str. 13, 96472 Rödental, Germany.

(Edition: January 2016)