Privacy Declaration

 

Privacy Declaration

The protection of an individual’s privacy in the Internet environment is of critical importance for the future of business transactions via Internet and the development of a true Internet economy. Through this privacy declaration, AKS would like to emphasize their commitment to the safe and confidential handling of Internet transactions, as well as the protection of the privacy and personal rights of each individual.

 

Consent

With the use of our website you consent to the storage and use of your data, as described under this declaration. Modifications to this privacy declaration will appear directly on this page so that you will always be informed about which data AKS is storing and using.

 

Use and Purpose of Personal Data

The storage of personal data via our website is subject to your prior consent. You alone determine whether, for example, you provide the data requested for registration or completing a questionnaire. Your data can be used by AKS companies worldwide for requests, order processing or to improve our service and products.Transmission of this data to third parties outside of the AKS companies will only take place with your expressed consent unless such transfer is legitimate under current law. Your data will only be used as described in more detail below.

 

Privacy Beyond the AKS Network

As a global organization, AKS maintains a series of websites worldwide. It is, therefore, possible that information which you provide to a website in a particular country may be transferred to the server hosting this website in another country. AKS, as a global organization, will protect your data worldwide by subjecting these AKS sites to the international privacy guidelines described here. In addition, we obligate our employees to privacy and non-disclosure.

 

Online Privacy

AKS enables the user-friendly and safe processing of your on-line business based on state-of-the-art security technology. For all AKS sites, state-of-the-art technology and organizational safety measures will be implemented to prevent misuse.

 

Details

1. Which information do we collect and for what purpose?

 

IP addresses

IP addresses are required for diagnostics, website administration and demographic information. Whenever you visit our site, we only recognize your domain name and not your email address. We can only see your email address if you enter this into a form or send this to us directly.

 

Cookies

ookies are used for personalized content, to avoid repeated password entry, to track a shopping cart or to adapt an information offer to a user’s behavior.

 

User registration

If you register, we will send you the requested information and/or products, as well as other product information, news or marketing materials.

 

Email addresses

If you provide your email address to us, we will communicate with you via email. We will not give your email address to 3rd parties outside of the AKS organization. If you do not wish to receive any future emails from us, you can opt out at any time.

When sending emails to AKS, depending upon the settings within your email program, personal data may be automatically sent. AKS will handle this data confidentially. If you register for services from 3rd parties outside of the AKS organization, it may be required to provide portions of your AKS registration information, e.g. email address. This will only occur if this is required as part of the services requested by you.

 

Orders and registrations for events

Our site includes order forms, which you can fill out to request information, products and services. Financial data, e.g. your banking information or credit card number, are recorded in these forms. Financial data which is received in this case will be solely used for invoice and payment processing for this special transaction.

 

On-line questionnaires

Our questionnaires may ask for demographic data, e.g. postal codes or branch of industry. In the event that a questionnaire captures contact information, this will only be used to send the information if you have given your express consent for this purpose. You also have the option here to retract this consent at any time.

 

 

2. Links to other sites

Our website contains links to 3rd party sites. AKS is not responsible for the data privacy precautions or content of other websites.

 

 

3. Opt-out

If you do not want to receive any more email messages from AKS, you can opt out of the previously provided consent. An email message is sufficient if you would like to be removed from the AKS email list or SAP web registration database. Registered users can unsubscribe at any time using their AKS user profile.