VHDL - DATA PROTECTIONS
§ 1. General
2. The use of this website is usually possible without providing personal data (exceptions: contact form, travel reservation). Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) are collected on these pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your (separate) explicit consent except in the cases expressly mentioned here.
3. We point out that the transmission of data on the Internet (for example in the case of communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
4. The use of contact data published by VHDL within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. VHDL expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.
§ 2 Services, data collection, use
1. In order to use the Website, book travel offers or provide other services ("Services"), VHDL collects various types of data, which are partly provided by you, to the Customer and in part required for the use of the Services or through the use of the services arise.
2. Data provided by the customer VHDL:
a) When registering for a trip, enter the basic data for entering into the business relationship with VHDL; the individual data are determined in each case by the registration forms of the respective journey and are only collected, stored and used for the commencement, execution, settlement and termination of the business relationship. In the context of the execution of the business relationship, VHDL is also entitled to inform the customer about changes, additions or new versions of the services and services offered by VHDL.
b) In the context of the use of the services or the booking of travel, as far as they are liable to pay, the input of bank data or other payment-relevant data (for example, credit card) is required. VHDL will reproduce, collect, store and use such data as described under (a), but is also expressly entitled to transfer this data to a payment service provider (eg bank, other credit institution, credit card company) or other third party provider for the settlement of the payment transaction, as far as proper fulfillment of the contract is required.
c) As far as the customer or a prospective customer for the use of the newsletter (separately) logs on, this registration can be done under specification of the e-mail address without further information. The applicant explicitly agrees to the sending of the newsletter to the e-mail address given.
3. Data collected during the use of the website
b) The customer can set their browser to be notified when a cookie is sent. This opens up the possibility of either accepting or rejecting a cookie.
c) The data collected and analyzed by VHDL is used to improve services and the website and to personalize the web experience as well as to allow easy logging in to permanently set log-in cookies. VHDL uses third-party services to assess the effectiveness of the website and services and to determine how visitors use the website and / or the services. For this purpose, VHDL may use web beacons (pixels) and cookies provided by the third party vendors to VHDL for this purpose. Information that VHDL collects includes pages visited, navigation patterns, and similar data. This data enables us to find out which product information is most interesting to our customers and which offers our customers are most interested in. Although the provider logs the data from our website on our behalf, VHDL has control over how that information may be used or may not be used. The cookie itself does not contain any personal data, but if you provide personal data during your visit to VHDL and do not delete the cookie from your browser after providing this information, VHDL will collect the non-personal data stored in the cookie (such as the number of Visits to VHDL) and saves them anonymously.
d) When visiting this website and in the context of the use of any services, the VHDL server automatically saves the data transmitted by your browser whenever you visit a website. These server logs contain data such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that uniquely identify your browser. The IP address is stored shortened for data protection.
e) The accesses to the HTTP server, which makes this website available to the Internet, are logged in the usual way as follows: browser type / version, operating system used, referrer URL (the referring page), host name of the accessing computer ( IP address), time of server request. The logs contain no personal data of the user. The log data can not be assigned to specific persons for VHDL. A merge of this data with other data sources is not performed, the data is also deleted after a statistical evaluation.
f) The VHDL website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that allows VHDL, as a website owner, to analyze how users interact with their websites. This information collected by Google Analytics is anonymous. Only website trends are determined here. The individual visitor remains unrecognized. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, as this website is IP anonymised, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of VHDL, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to VHDL. The shortened IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
1. Opt-Out of individual data collections, objection to Google Analytics
a) As a user, you can generally decide whether your Internet browser should accept cookies or not. Please check if and how these settings are made to your Internet browser and change them as you like, if you do not want cookies to be set when using the VHDL website.
b) You as the user of the website can further decide whether or not you want to allow tracking through these or other websites. For this purpose, a so-called "do not track" function is integrated in the popular Internet browsers, the activation of which does not carry out the above-described tracking processes of the website.
2. When you send e-mail messages or other communications to VHDL, VHDL retains such notifications in order to process the customer request, respond to questions and improve the website, products and services. For example, if feedback is provided, VHDL may use and disclose this feedback for any purpose as long as VHDL does not provide it with your personal information, unless the customer has specifically authorized VHDL to do so on a case-by-case basis. The collection of the data contained in such feedback and the handling of all personal data contained therein is in accordance with the above data protection principles.
§ 3 data security
1 VHDL takes the necessary security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. This includes internal reviews of data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures as well as physical security measures to protect against unauthorized access to the systems where we store personal information. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers used to purchase VHDL products and services), VHDL encrypts this information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
2. VHDL restricts access to Personal Information to VHDL employees, contract workers and agents who need such information in order to provide, develop or improve the Services. These individuals are subject to confidentiality obligations and may be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal and prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.