Data privacy statement

At PPI AG we take personal data protection very seriously. We comply fully with data protection laws. On the PPI AG website we collect personal data only to the extent they are required for technical reasons. Here is an overview of our data protection policy and the type of data we collect.

Data management on the PPI AG website

When you visit our website, we follow standard procedures, i.e. our web servers store your internet service provider, the website from which you accessed our site, the web pages you visited on our site as well as the date and duration of your visit.

These data are analysed for statistical purposes only and cannot be assigned to a specific person. The data are not aggregated with data from other data sources.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies in several areas in order to make our products and services more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer and enabled on your browser. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses.

You can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by adjusting the settings in your browser. However, doing so might limit the functional scope of our products and services.

Statistics and analysis

This website uses PIWIK, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany but including you anonymized IP adress.

Website tracking

We use products of WiredMinds AG for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this Web site. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to WiredMinds or WiredMinds gathers this data directly. WiredMinds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block.

Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.

Exclude from website tracking

Social plug-ins from Facebook

We use social plug-ins from facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the supplement "Facebook Social Plug-in". For example, if you click on the "Like" button or leave a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, Facebook makes your likes public for your Facebook friends. If you are logged into Facebook, it can assign the invocation of our page directly to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or don't have a Facebook account, your browser sends information (e.g. which web pages you have called up, your IP address) which is then stored by Facebook. For details about handling of your personal data by Facebook and your related rights, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our Web sites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages.

+1 button from Google+

The Service utilises the Google Plus "+1" plugin, which is managed by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The plugin can be recognised from the "+1" symbol on a white or coloured background.

If a user loads a page in this Service containing the plugin, the browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. Content made available via the "+1" button is transferred directly from Google to your browser and is integrated into the website from there. The Operator therefore has no control over the amount of data Google collects with the plugin. According to Google, no personal information will be collected unless the user clicks the button. Personal data, including IP addresses will only be collected from logged-in members.

For further information on the scale and purpose of data collection, data processing and further use of your information, as well as your respective rights and settings options for privacy protection, users can consult Google's privacy policy concerning "+1" button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.

XING share button

The XING share button is also used on this website. While loading this website, a connection will temporarily be made via your browser to XING AG, which provides the XING share button features (the evaluation and counter value displayer functions in particular). XING does not store any personal data from you when loading this website. IP addresses in particular are not saved by XING. They also do not carry out any analysis of your browsing habits by using cookies in conjunction with the XING share-button.

For the latest information on data protection concerning the XING share-button and other information visit this website.

Twitter

With Twitter and its Retweet functions, we use social plug-ins from Twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If you use Retweet, the websites visited by you are announced to third parties and associated with your Twitter account. Details about handling of your data by Twitter as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your personal information can be found in Twitter's data privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.

Subscriptions and registration

If you would like to receive information offered on the website or register for events, we need your contact information.

You can rescind your agreement to store data, email address as well as their use for sending requested information at any time.

Online job applications

When applying for a job at PPI AG online, your personal data will be secured and transmitted to us and stored in our internal job application system. Two months after completing the application process, your data will be deleted from the system.

Protection of your personal data

We protect your data using technical and administrative security procedures to prevent accidental or wilful manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures such as data encryption are regularly enhanced based on the most recent technical developments.

Conditions for the use and forwarding of personal data

Your personal data are used only for the purposes specified by you. Under no circumstances do we sell data or forward them to third parties. Our employees are legally obliged to observe confidentiality and to protect any personal data made available to us.

Right to information

You can receive information on your stored data, their origin and data recipients as well as the purpose of data processing at any time. Simply request this information by contacting us at info(at)ppi.de.

Additional information

Your trust is important to us. We are available any time to discuss or answer questions regarding how your personal data are handled. For questions on data privacy, or to receive more detailed information on a certain point, please contact us by sending an e-mail to info(at)ppi.de.