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Gigaset Communications GmbH and data protection

The protection of personal data is very important to Gigaset Communications GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Gigaset"). We therefore conduct our activities in compliance with the applicable legal regulations for the protection of personal data and data security. This policy explains the data we collect, how we handle this data and to whom we make this data available (if applicable).

 

Personal data

We do not collect any personal data (e.g. names, addresses, telephone numbers or eMail addresses) via our websites unless we need to do so for contractual purposes or you make this data available to us voluntarily (e.g. during registration, creation of a user account, surveys) or the relevant legal regulations regarding the protection of your data allow this data to be collected.
Your data is only passed on to third parties if it is necessary to do so for the purposes of contract pro-cessing or billing and you have consented to the passing on of this information. As an example, when an order is processed, we transmit the data required in order to process the order, invoice or delivery to the service providers that we use (e.g. freight carriers, payment service providers, banks).

 

Purpose

We generally use the personal data that you make available to us to answer your queries, to process your orders, to process contracts you have concluded with us or to give you access to specific information or offers. To maintain customer relationships, the following may also be necessary: 

  • We may store and process your personal data to respond to your needs more effectively or to improve our products or services 
  • We (or a company on our behalf) may use this personal data to contact you after your purchase and provide you with general and additional information about the purchased item, to inform you about some similar product offers that are useful to you, to send you the Gigaset newsletter with new items from the Gigaset product range, to conduct online surveys so that we are in a better position to meet the demands and requirements of our customers or to inform you about new Gigaset promotions, such as contests or competitions. Unless expressly agreed otherwise, we will contact you only via eMail or postal advertising.

 

Passing on your information

We will not pass on, sell or market your data in any other way to third parties without your consent or instruction. However, we are permitted to make this data available to other parties, as long as this is prescribed by law, and to service providers who provide services for us or on our behalf. These service providers are only permitted to use your information for the purpose of providing the relevant services.
We will, of course, respect your wishes if you do not wish to make your personal data available to us to support our customer relationship (in particular, for direct marketing or market research purposes). If you do not wish to make your personal data available to us, you can send us your consent or objection to the future use of your personal data at any time using the following channels:

By contact form at www.gigaset.com/kontakt
By post: Gigaset Communications GmbH, Hansaallee 299, 40549 Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Intended use

Gigaset will collect, process and use the personal data that you make available online solely for the purposes communicated to you, unless the collection, processing or use of this data is necessary in the following cases:

  • For a further purpose that is directly connected to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected 
  • To prepare, negotiate and fulfil a contract with you 
  • Due to a legal obligation or directive from authorities or legal bodies 
  • To justify or protect legal claims or in defence against complaints 
  • To prevent misuse or other illegal activities, e.g. intentional attacks on the IT systems, and to guar-antee data security

 

Security

Gigaset undertakes technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against unintentional or unlawful deletion or modification and against loss, unauthorised forwarding and unauthorised access.

 

Questions and comments

Gigaset will respond to all appropriate requests for viewing and, where applicable, for the correction, addition or deletion of personal data. If you have any questions or comments relating to this privacy policy (for example, regarding viewing and updating your personal data), click "Contact" at the bottom of the screen. We will adjust our privacy policy on an ongoing basis in accordance with further developments relating to the Internet. We will publicise changes on this page in a timely manner. You should therefore access this page on a regular basis to familiarise yourself with the current version of the privacy policy.

 

Cookies

Gigaset websites use cookies in several places. Cookies enable us to make our services more user-friendly and more effective. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that your browser saves. The cookies cannot be assigned to specific persons and do not contain any personal data. This data will not be merged with other sources of data. Most of the cookies that we use are "session cookies", which are deleted when you end your browser session. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.

The following cookies are used:

Cookie name Duration Brief description
Google Analytics 2 years Google Analytics is a web ana-lytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their websites. Google Analytics uses "first party" cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.
Magento session — frontend

Length of the session 

Session IDs are used to detect multiple related queries from one user and assign them to a session. These sessions often consist of multiple related queries and answers. The session ID is transferred by setting session cookies.

Compare_list_cookiesession_id

30 minutes

This session cookie stores the comparison list in the online shop.

Cookieconsent_dismissed

1 year

This cookie stores the ac-ceptance of cookies on the banner of the home page.

Wish_list_cookiesession _id
& Wish_list_item_count

1 hour

This session cookie stores the wish list in the online shop.

Emos_jcsid & emos_jcvid

2 years 

This econda cookie is used to measure the shopping basket.

 

You can configure your web browser to accept or reject all cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is sent.
To do this, please proceed as follows depending on the browser you are using:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. In the "Tools" menu, select "Internet options"
2. In the "Internet Options" menu click on the "Privacy" tab.
3. Here security settings can be configured for various Internet zones. From here, you can adjust whether and which cookies should be accepted or rejected.
4. Finally, confirm this setting by clicking "OK".

Mozilla Firefox:
1. Click the menu button and choose "Options".
2. Now click on the "Privacy" panel.
3. In the "Privacy" menu, select the entry "Use custom settings for history" from the drop down list.
4. Now you can set whether cookies should be accepted or not. Here you can also specify how long you want to keep these cookies, and add exceptions (websites) for this setting if you wish to do so.
5. Finally, confirm this setting by clicking "OK".

Google Chrome:
1. Click on the Chrome menu in the browser toolbar (top right).
2. Now select the "Settings" menu, then scroll down to the entry "Show advanced settings" and click on it.
3. Under the "Privacy" heading, select "Content settings...".
4. From there, you can use the "Cookies" section to configure the following settings:

  • Delete cookies
  • Block cookies by default
  • Allow cookies by default
  • Delete cookies and website data after exiting the browser by default 
  • Allow exceptions for certain websites or domains

5. Then click "Finished" to save the settings.
6. The settings browser window can be closed.

Apple Safari:
1. Click the gear icon in the browser toolbar (top right).
2. Now select "Preferences".
3. In the menu that appears, select "Preferences" again.
4. In the next window, please open the "Privacy" tab.
5. To disable cookies, check "Always" for the option labelled "Block cookies". If you want to re-enable cookies, check "Never".
6. The setting must then be saved in order to take effect.
If you do not use any of the browsers listed above, select the option "Cookies" in the "Help" section to find out where your cookies folder is stored.

 

Newsletter

You can subscribe to our newsletter via a link on our home page. In order to send you the newsletter, we need your eMail address. By providing your eMail address, you consent to us using your data to send the newsletter in order to inform you about products and new releases from the "Gigaset Consumer Products", "G-tag", "elements" and "mobile" product groups along with promotions, updates and general information regarding the companies that make up the Gigaset Group. The eMail address will be used only to send you the newsletter. Provided that you have given us your consent, we are permitted to share your data with other companies in the Gigaset Group for this purpose (Gigaset elements GmbH, Hansaallee 299, 40549 Düsseldorf, Germany; Gigaset AG, Seidlstraße 23, 80335 Munich, Germany; GIG Holding GmbH, Seidlstraße 23, 80335 Munich, Germany; Gigaset Mobile Europe GmbH, Hansaallee 299, 40549 Düsseldorf, Germany). Your data will not be forwarded to third parties. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter and withdraw the consent you have granted for future use at any time. To do this, click on the "Cancel newsletter" button in the newsletter sent to you. Alternatively, go to "Support" and "My account" on the Gigaset website and click "Deactivate newsletter".

 

Use of Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice "Facebook Social Plugin". For a full list of the Facebook social plugins and to see what they look like, please go to: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains one of these social plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook transmits the content of the plugin directly to your browser, and the browser integrates it into the web page. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects using this plugin and can provide only the information we currently possess:
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking "Like", or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook may learn and store your IP address.
For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your corresponding rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please see the Facebook privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before accessing our website.
You can also block Facebook social plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the "Facebook Blocker".
(Template copied from http://spreerecht.de/datenschutz/2010-10/das-rechtliche-risiko-bei-facebooks-like-button-inkl-muster-fuer-die-datenschutzerklaerung)

 

Twitter

Twitter buttons are integrated into our pages. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. These Twitter plugins can be recognised from the terms "Twitter" or "Fol-low" in connection with the Twitter logo (stylised blue bird). These buttons can be used to share a post or a page featuring this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.
When you access a page on this website that has a Twitter button, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter transmits the content of the Twitter buttons directly to your browser. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the scope of the data that Twitter collects using this plugin and can provide only the information they currently possess. After this, only the IP address of the user and the URL of the web page is passed on, but only for the purpose of displaying the button.
For more information, see the Twitter privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

 

Web analytics with Google Analytics 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" — text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, in countries that are members of the European Union or in other countries that are contracting parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address is shortened by Google first. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server and shortened from there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports about the website activities and to perform other services related to website use and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to any other data by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by configuring the relevant setting in your browser software. However, we would point out that if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all of the functions on this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from recording and processing the data created using the cookie and the data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available at the following link:
(https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en)
You can prevent data recording by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents future recording of your data when you visit this website:<a href="javascript:gaOptout()">Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics</a>
You can find more information on terms of use and privacy at http://www.google.co.uk/analytics/terms/us.html or at https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/. We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIp" to enable IP addresses to be anonymised when recorded. This is known as IP masking.

 

econda

Anonymous data is recorded and saved using solutions and technologies from econda GmbH (www.econda.de) for the purposes of ensuring a needs-based design and website optimisation; to this end, usage profiles using pseudonyms are also produced from this data. Cookies that enable recognition of an Internet browser may be used for this purpose. However, usage profiles are not combined with data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the express consent of the visitor. IP addresses in particular are rendered indecipherable immediately after receipt, which makes it impossible to match a usage profile with an IP address. Visitors to this website can revoke their consent to future recording and storage of their data at any time here: www.econda.de/econda/datenschutz/widerruf-datenspeicherung.html. This opt-out cookie only applies to the device and the web browser on which it is set, please repeat the process for all devices if desired. If you delete the opt-out cookie, then the requests that occur after this will be saved by us as standard.

 

Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection provisions. The current version is dated August 2015.
Our privacy policy can be viewed, saved and printed out at any time in the current version in our archive at the end of this page. Our archive also contains the previous versions of the privacy policy.