PRIVACY STATEMENT

The protection of your privacy when processing personal data as well as the security of all business data is an important concern for us. We process personal data collected during your visit to our online offers confidentially and only in accordance with the legal rules. In the following, we explain what information we process during your visit to our websites.
 

Information we collect
The types of personal information users of our Sites may submit include: Contact information (e.g. name, postal address, telephone number and email address); Affiliation information (e.g. company or organization); Login credentials for the Customer Service Portal (e.g. username or password); Other personal information found in content that users provide.
 

Information we collect by automated means
When you use our Sites, we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, logs and JavaScript.

Cookies are files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your device. Our Sites may use cookies (such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies). Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our Sites or other websites and online services.

In conjunction with gathering information through cookies, our web servers may log information such as your device type, operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We also may record information such as the address of the web page that referred you to our Sites and the IP address of the device you use to connect to our Sites. We also may log information about your interaction with the Sites, such as which pages you visit.

Both we and others (such as our service providers) may collect personal information about our visitors' online activities, over time and across third-party websites. Our Sites are not designed to respond to "do not track" signals from browsers.

The providers of other third-party plug-ins on our Sites, such as embedded videos and social sharing tools, may use automated means to collect information regarding your use of the Sites and your interactions with the plug-ins. This information is subject to the privacy policies or notices of the third-party plug-in providers and is not subject to LITEF’s Online Privacy Notice.


How we use the information we collect
We may use the information described above to:
Provide products and services;
Respond to your inquiries;
Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.

We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection. In addition, we use information collected through automated means for the purposes set forth above to manage our Sites and other aspects of our business.


Legal basis of processing
We may process the information described above in accordance with local rules and regulations. We only use your information to achieve our legitimate interest in maintaining our online presence and performing data analyses, to communicate with you, in detecting and preventing unlawful or unethical conduct, or to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.


Information we share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information we collect about you, except as described in this Online Privacy Notice. We may share personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions. We may also share certain personal information with our affiliates for the purposes described in this Online Privacy Notice.

In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government entities, and (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent harm or financial loss, or (iv) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual espionage, cybersecurity or security events or other fraudulent or illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, spin-off, dissolution or liquidation).


Your Rights and Choices
We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we collect from you. To update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request, please contact us as indicated in the "How To Contact Us" section of this Online Privacy Notice. To the extent provided by the law of your jurisdiction, you may request access to the personal information we maintain about you free of charge or request that we correct, amend, transfer, delete, provide copies or block the information by contacting us as indicated below.  Where provided by law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us or object at any time on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information, and we will apply your preferences going forward.

If you feel that your rights and choices are not adequately addressed, you maintain the right lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


Data Transfers
We may transfer the personal information we collect about you to recipients in countries other than the country in which the information originally was collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information, or to countries which do not have an adequate level of protection as declared by the European Commission. When we transfer your information to recipients in other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Online Privacy Notice.

If you are located in the European Economic Area ("EEA") or Switzerland, we comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of personal information to recipients in countries outside of the EEA and Switzerland.


How we protect personal information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide on the Sites against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.


Data retention
LITEF may retain your information only for a period of one year.


Links to other websites
Our Sites may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from us. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked websites are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the websites' content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites, even though you may enter that site directly from visiting ours.


How to contact us
If you have any questions or comments about this Online Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact our Data Protection Officer at datenschutz@ng-litef.de