Data protection policy

Dear visitors to our website. Thank you very much for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. With the following data protection regulations we would like to inform you about the handling of your data.

Controller

The controller for the processing of personal data collected when you visit this website: NEO Q Quality in Imaging GmbH. Oranienburger Straße 4, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Usage data

When you visit our website, we temporarily store so-called usage data on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. We use the usage data for statistical and security purposes and to improve the quality of our website. We also use this information to enable you to access our website, to monitor and administer our systems and to improve the design of the website. These purposes pursued by us also constitute a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. The following data is collected for these stated purposes:

  • the page from which the file was requested
  • name of the file
  • date and time of the request,
  • data volume transferred
  • access status [file transferred, file not found]
  • description of the type of web browser used
  • the IP address of the requesting computer

Cookies

When you use our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using and by which the party that places the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve the purpose of making the Internet offering altogether more user-friendly and effective.

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see b)
  • Persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

e) We use cookies to identify you for subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you would have to log in again for each visit.

f) The Flash cookies used are not stored by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. Furthermore we use HTML5 storage objects which are stored on your terminal. These objects store the required data regardless of the browser you use and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you will need to install an appropriate add-on, such as “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox or the Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by setting your browser to private mode. We also recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually.

Your rights as a user

As a user, you have the right to demand information about what data about you is stored by us and for what purpose it is stored. In addition, you can correct incorrect data or have such data deleted if its storage is not permitted or no longer necessary. You have the right to data transferability. You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority about the data processing that is taking place.

Use of service providers

NEO Q Quality in Imaging GmbH uses service providers to provide services and to process your data (so-called commissioned data processing). The service providers process the data exclusively based on the instructions of NEO Q Quality in Imaging GmbH and are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection provisions. All processors have been carefully selected and will only have access to your data to the extent and for the period necessary to provide the services.

Information on your right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation. The prerequisite for this is that data processing is based on a balancing of interests.

Data protection policy for the contact form or e-mail

When you send us an inquiry via the contact form or via e-mail, we store the information you provide in the contact form, including the contact data you state there, for the purpose of processing the inquiry and any follow-up questions for a period of 6 months. We do not pass on the data without your consent and delete it at the latest after the stated period or as soon as it is no longer required and there are no legal retention periods to prevent this.

Data Privacy Advisory Concerning Use of Google Analytics

This website utilizes the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics utilizes “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer to analyze your usage of the website. The information about the way you use this website created by the cookie is usually sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

If the IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or in other state parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be sent to and truncated on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator to evaluate the way you use the website, to collate reports on website activities, and to provide the website operator other services related to website and Internet use. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google.

You have the following options for opting out of your data being collected by Google Analytics.

1) You can opt out of the recording of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is then placed which prevents your data from being recorded the next time you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics

2) You are at liberty to prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser software accordingly. We regret to inform you, however, that you may not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website if you do so.

3) You can also prevent recorded data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dIpage/gaoptout?hl=de (http://tool-s.google.oom/dlpageigaoptout?hl=de)

For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html (http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html)

Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/Iearn/privacy.html (http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html) and the data protection policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy (http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy)

The legal basis for using Google Analytics is Article 6(1) sentence 1 f) GDPR.

Getty Images

On our website we have integrated images from the photo agency Getty Images. The operating company is Getty Images International, 1st Floor, The Herbert Building, The Park. Carrickmines, Dublin 18, Ireland.

Displaying these images requires Getty Images to obtain knowledge of the user’s IP address so that the images can be delivered to the user’s browser. The IP address is consequently needed to display these contents. According to current knowledge, the IP address is only used for this purpose. However, we have no control over whether Getty Images stores the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes.

For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Getty Images has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework)

Overview of data protection: http://www.gettyimages.de/Corporate/Privacy-Policy.aspx
(http://www.gettyimages.de/Corporate/PrivacyPolicy.aspx). The legal basis for using Getty Images is Article 6(1) sentence 1 f) GDPR.

Google Maps

[1] On this website we use the Google Maps offering via an API. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. Google Maps is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

[2] By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have visited the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned above in “Usage data” is transmitted. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data is directly linked to your account. If you do not want your data to be linked to your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising purposes, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, with you having to contact Google to exercise this right.

[3] Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google can be found in the Google data privacy policies. There you will also receive further information on your rights and settings options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/polioies/privacy (http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privac). Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).

[4] The legal basis for using Google Maps is Article 6(1) sentence 1 f) GDPR.

Erasing your data
We delete your data as soon as they are no longer required for the provision of services and there are no legal retention periods to prevent this.

NEO Q Quality in Imaging GmbH

Oranienburger Straße 4,10178 Berlin, Germany

T +49-30-863-236-400
T +49-30-865-236-499
info@neo-q.de