Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank your for your interest in our company. PoINT Software & Systems GmbH takes the protection of personal data very seriously and abides strictly by the legal requirements set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, as well as the German federal data protection act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). We employ state-of-the-art technical and organizational security measures to ensure compliance with data protection laws and to prevent accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction of or unauthorized access to the data we store.

This text will describe how your data is stored, processed and used.

Organization responsible for the content of this website

PoINT Software & Systems GmbH
Eiserfelder Str. 316
57078 Siegen, Germany
Telephone: +49 271 3841-0
Fax: +49 271 3841-151
Email: info@point.de

Our data protection officer can be reached via the email above or via datenschutz@point.de.

Our web offering can effectively be used without entering any personal details. However, in order to make use of certain features of our website, you will need to enter certain personal details. Before you can use these features, you will be informed of our data protection statement and asked to agree to the storage of your personal details.

Your rights in this context

You have the right at all times to information about the data we process as well as the right of correction, deletion and restriction of processing. You also have the right to deny processing of your personal details, the right of data portability and the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The legality of processing your data remains unaffected until you withdraw your consent. If you wish to withdraw consent, please submit your request to our data protection officer at datenschutz@point.de.

Your right to submit a complaint to a regulatory authority is unaffected.

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external provider (STRATO AG). Personal data collected by this website is held on the host’s servers. In particular, this may include IP addresses, contact form submissions, metadata and communication-related data, contract details information, contact information, names, website access records and other data typically generated by websites.
The host is used for the purpose of contract fulfilment for our potential and existing customers (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of having a professional provider supplying a secure, fast and efficient online service.
Our host will only process your data as required to fulfil its contractual obligations and will observe our instructions with regard to this data.

Processing contract

In order to ensure that data is processed in line with data protection requirements, we have entered into a contract regarding data processing with our host.

IP addresses

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information which your browser automatically sends to us in server log files. This includes:

·      The IP address assigned to you by your Internet service provider
·      The date and time of access
·      The web page requested or file accessed
·      The result or status code of the request
·      The amount of data accessed in bytes
·      A link to the page from which you accessed this site
·      The web browser and operating system you used to access this site

This data is collected for the purpose of our legitimate interest in protecting against attacks on our IT systems. This data may be viewed by our IT department if they have a reasonable justification for doing so. We receive IP addresses from our host in an anonymised format. IP addresses are not associated with any other data. The log files are deleted after 7 days. The legal justification for this policy is detailed under article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Google Web Fonts

In order to ensure that fonts are displayed consistently, this website uses “web fonts” supplied by Google. When accessing the site, your browser loads the required web fonts into its cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.
In order to do this, your browser must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google will be informed that your IP address was used to access this website. The use of Google web fonts is justified by article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH has a legitimate interest in displaying fonts consistently on its website. To the extent that consent is required (e.g. acceptance of cookies), data is processed exclusively in line with article 6(1)(a) GDPR. Consent may be revoked at any time.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font stored on your computer will be used. For more information on Google web fonts, see:
https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Use of ajax.googleapis.com / jQuery

Auf unseren Internetseiten verwenden wir die Javascript-Bibliothek jQuery. Um die Ladegeschwindigkeit unserer Website zu erhöhen und Ihnen damit eine bessere Benutzererfahrung zukommen zu lassen, verwenden wir das CDN (content delivery network) von Google um diese Bibliothek zu laden. Die Wahrscheinlichkeit ist sehr groß, dass sie jQuery bereits auf einer anderen Seite vom Google CDN verwendet haben. In dem Fall kann Ihr Browser auf die im Cache gespeicherte Kopie zurückgreifen und sie muss nicht noch einmal heruntergeladen werden. Sollte Ihr Browser keine Kopie im Cache gespeichert haben oder aus einem anderen Grund die Datei vom Google CDN herunter laden, so werden wiederum Daten von Ihrem Browser an Google Inc. (“Google”) übertragen. Weitere Informationen über die Datenverarbeitung durch Google entnehmen Sie bitte den Datenschutzhinweisen von Google, derzeit abrufbar unter: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Transferring data to third countries or international organizations

The data we collect will never be transferred to a third country or any international organization.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data which a website stores on your computer. This data is generated and sent to you by the web server when you connect to it using your web browser. When you first visit our website, you will be asked to agree to the use of cookies. If you do not agree to the use of cookies, you will need to configure the appropriate settings in your web browser. More information on this topic can generally be found in your browser’s “Help” menu. In principle, our websites can also be used without cookies; however, in this case, some features will not function or will offer limited functionality.
When you access the website again, your browser sends this information back to the website. Some of our websites can make use of the functionality in your browser. Cookies alone cannot contain any personal data. Whenever you visit our website, the cookie automatically identifies your computer – but not you – to our web server. Unless you personally inform us otherwise, PoINT Software & Systems GmbH will not be able to identify who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. In addition, PoINT Software & System GmbH can only recognize cookies originating from our own website. Cookies allow us to personalize our web offering for you and provide you with appropriate information.

Hyperlinks

PoINT Software & Systems GmbH is responsible for the contents it places on www.point.de for use, in accordance with general statutory provisions. Such contents have to be distinguished from external links to third-party contents made available by other providers. Such links are highlighted in the following manner:
(external link: abc.efg.com)
Links are dynamic references. PoINT Software & Systems GmbH selected and veritifed the linked sites prior to placing the link. However, PoINT Software & Systems GmbH does not regularly verify the contents to which a link refers with respect to modifications that could lead to a new violation. PoINT Software & Systems GmbH expressly distances itself from unlawful contents of other providers to which a link is provided. If PoINT Software & Systems GmbH ascertains or becomes aware through others that specific contents to which it has placed a link give rise to a violation of the law, it will remove the link to such contents.

Copyright and Trademark Law

As a rule the contents of this website enjoy copyright protection and may be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, made publicly available, modified, sent, transferred or otherwise used outside the narrow confines of the applicable copyright laws solely with the prior consent of PoINT Software & Systems GmbH. Insofar as product or company names are mentioned, they can be registered trademarks or other trademark rights.

SSL encryption

For security reasons and to protect confidential information during transmission (such as when you submit inquiries), this website uses SSL encryption. An encrypted connection is identifiable by the use of the “https://” prefix instead of “http://” in your web browser’s address bar, as well as the lock symbol in the browser window.
Using SSL encryption prevents third parties from accessing any data you send to us.

YouTube

We use YouTube as a service provider to integrate videos into our website. These videos are embedded in an enhanced data protection mode. Like most websites, YouTube uses cookies to collect information about visitors to its website. Among other things, YouTube uses this information to collect statistics for videos, to prevent fraud and to improve user-friendliness. This also establishes a connection with the Google DoubleClick network. When you start the video, this may initiate additional data-processing transactions over which we have no influence. For more information about data protection on YouTube, please see the service’s data protection statement at www.youtube.com/t/privacy

Allow analytical and qualitative cookies (Use of etracker)

These cookies allow us to collect information about how visitors use our website in order to improve its user-friendliness and quality. These cookies do not store any information that can be used to personally identify a user. The data is used exclusively for purposes related to our website. It is not passed on or made accessible to third parties. The following services are used on our behalf:
etracker Analytics
This is a web analysis service.
Data processor
etracker GmbH
Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Purpose of processing
Web analysis, to improve our website
Technology used to store data on visitor’s devices
Cookies
Local storage
Valid for up to 2 years
Data processed
IP address (anonymized)
Browser information (referrer URL, browser, operating system, device information, date and time and/or website content)
Usage data (views, scrolling, clicks)
Legal basis
Data is processed in line with article 6(1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the legitimate interest clause).
Place of processing
Germany, European Union
Data accessed by or transferred to third parties
None
Transfer to other countries
None

More information and right to object

The operator of this website uses services provided by etracker GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyze usage data. To this end, cookies are used to enable a statistical analysis of how the website is used by its visitors and to display usage-related content or advertisements. Cookies are small text files which a web browser stores on the user’s device. etracker cookies contain no information that can be used to identify a user.
Data generated using etracker is stored and processed exclusively in Germany on behalf of the website operator. It is subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently inspected, certified and awarded the ePrivacyseal for this purpose.
Data is processed in line with Article 6 para 1(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the legitimate interest clause). Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing our online offering and web presence. As our users’ privacy is of particular importance to us, etracker anonymizes your IP address as quickly as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique but not personally identifying key. etracker does not otherwise use your data, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.
You may object to the way data is processed as described above, to the extent that it applies to you. Your objection will not have any negative consequences for you.