The use of our site is possible without personal information. The use of some services on our website may cause different regulations, which will be explained below. We collect your personal information (such as name, address, e-mail, telephone number, etc.) only in accordance with the German Data Protection Law. Personal Information is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The following regulations inform you in this respect about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal information by the provider

Alpha Photonics GmbH & Co KG

Friedensstrasse 20
63179 – Obertshausen
GERMANY

Tel: +49 (0)6104-945 74 01
Fax: +49 (0)6104-945 74 00
E-mail: mail[at]alpha-photonics.com

We point out that the internet-based data transmission has security gaps, a complete protection against access by third parties is thus impossible.

Cookies

We use cookies to collect information about multiple use of our website by the same user / Internet access holder. Cookies are small text files placed in the memory of your browser. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. We use them to optimize our website and our offers. These are mostly session cookies which expire at the end of your browser session. However, these cookies sometimes are stored on your device to recognize you using the IP-address. The information obtained in this way serves to optimize our offers and to give you easier access to our site.
Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most browsers; however, this might affect the functionality and comfort of our website.

Server logfiles

Due to technical reasons, we store information that your Internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider:

– Browser type and version
– Operating system
– Website from which you are visiting us (Referrer URL)
– Website you visit
– Date and time of your access
– Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

These log records are disassociated from personal identifiers. We evaluate this data for statistical purposes only, in order to improve our website and our offers.

Communication

If you contact us via E-mail or the contact form on our site we will collect information you provide us relating to your contact issues. We don’t share this data with third party or match it with any information we collect on another way.

Use of anonymized Google Analytics with anonymization function

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter “Google”. Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and thereby allow an analysis how you use our website.

The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, location and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google in the United States and stored there.

We use Google Analytics on our website with an IP anonymization function. It means that your IP address will be anonymized by Google within the European Union or other states within the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, to compile reports on our website activity, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Google does not claim to link your IP address to any other data provided by Google. Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most browsers; however, this might affect the functionality and comfort of our website.

Also, Google provides a deactivation option for the most browsers, giving you more control over what data Google collects and processes. If you enable this option, website visit information will not be sent to Google Analytics. Thus, disabling of this function does not prevent the transmission of your data to us or to any other web analytics services we might use. For more information about Google’s opt-out option, please visit the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Use of Google+ recommendation components

On our site we use the “+1” button of the Google+ provider of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter “Google”. Each time you visit our website with a “+1” component, your browser downloads its image from Google.

This way Google gets the information which specific page of our website is currently being visited. According to Google, your visit will not be further evaluated if you are not logged in to your Google Account.

If you visit our site while logged in to Google, by clicking the “+1” button, Google might collect information about your Google account, the website you recommend, your IP address, and other browser-related information.

After that, your “+1” recommendation might be saved and published. It can be used as a reference with your account name and, if applicable, your photo stored on Google+ in Google services, such as in search engine or your Google account, third party sites or ads. Also, Google may link your visit of our site to your data stored in Google. Google records this information to continuously improve Google’s services. If you want to prevent this tracking by Google on the best possible way, you have to sign out of your Google account before visiting our website.

You can access Google’s privacy policy “+1” button with all other information about Google’s collection, disclosure and use of data, your related rights, and profile setting options here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

Use of Google Maps with recommendation components

On our site we use the component “Google Maps” in combination with the sharing function. “Google Maps” is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”.

Each time you use this component, Google sets a cookie to process user settings and data while viewing the page with the integrated Google Maps component. This cookie is usually not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain amount of time unless you manually delete it.

If you disagree with the processing of your data this way, you may disable the “Google Maps” service and prevent the transmission of data to Google. To do this you need to disable the JavaScript feature in your browser. However, please note that in this case the use of “Google Maps” is limited or impossible.

Use of “Google Maps” and information obtained through “Google Maps” is subject to the Google Terms of Use
https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en&gl=en

and the “Google Maps” Additional Terms
https://www.google.com/intl/en_de/help/terms_maps.html

The Google Maps feature also includes the following recommendation buttons:

  • “Google + Button” from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA;
  • “Facebook Button” from facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA;
  • “Twitter Button” from Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

By calling up the “Google Maps” page, these “recommendation components, your browser downloads its image from the respective provider, mentioned above, in order to inform him, which specific page of our website is currently being visited.

If you visit our site while logged in to one of the providers, mentioned above, by using the “Google Maps” component, they might collect information about your personal account, the website you recommend, your IP address, and other browser-related information and link it to your personal account.

If you want to prevent this tracking, you have to sign out of your account before visiting our website.

You can find out more about the data collection of the respective providers via the following links:

Privacy Policy Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Privacy Policy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Privacy Policy Google+: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

Use of Google Maps

We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, “Google”, on our site.

Each time you use this component, Google sets a cookie to process user settings and data while viewing the page with the integrated Google Maps component. This cookie is usually not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain amount of time unless you manually delete it.

If you disagree with the processing of your data this way, you may disable the “Google Maps” service and prevent the transmission of data to Google. To do this you need to disable the JavaScript feature in your browser. However, please note that in this case the use of “Google Maps” is limited or impossible.

Use of “Google Maps” and information obtained through “Google Maps” is subject to the Google Terms of Use https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en&gl=en

and the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps“

https://www.google.com/intl/en_de/help/terms_maps.html.

Use of YouTube components with privacy-enhanced mode

On our website, we use components (videos) from the company YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Here we use the option provided by YouTube “privacy-enhanced mode”.

When you visit a page that has an embedded video, it will connect to the YouTube servers and display the content by notifying your browser on the website.

According to YouTube, in “privacy-enhanced mode” only data is transmitted to the YouTube server, in particular which of our web pages you have visited while watching the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be associated with your account on YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your account before visiting our website.

Additional information about YouTube’s privacy is provided by Google at the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de

Use of Google Adwords

We also use the Google advertising tool “Google-Adwords” to promote our website. As part of this, we use the “Conversion Tracking” analysis tool from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, “Google”, on our website. If you reach our website via a Google ad, a cookie will be stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files placed in the memory of your browser. These so-called “conversion cookies” expire 30 days and are not used for your personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not expired yet, we and Google may track that you clicked on one of our Google-ads and were redirected to our site.

The information obtained through the “conversion cookies” is used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. It helps us to know the total number of users who clicked on our ad, and which parts of our site were subsequently accessed by them. However, we do not receive any identifying information.

You can prevent the installation of “conversion cookies” by setting your browser accordingly, for example by setting a browser that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or specifically blocks only cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com”.

Google’s privacy policy can be found at the following link: https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html

Use of Google AdSense

We use Google AdSense on our website. Google AdSense is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, for the integration of advertisements. Google AdSense uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and allow analyzing the use of our website. Google AdSense also uses web beacons. With web beacons Google is able to evaluate information, such as the visitors’ traffic on our site. This information as well as your IP address and advertising format will be transmitted to and stored by Google in the United States and may be shared with third parties by Google. However, Google will not match your IP address with other data it collected about you. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of our website. By using our website, you agree to the processing of your data by Google like described and for the purpose stated above.

Use of Google Remarketing

We use the Google Remarketing service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”, on our website. Google Remarketing can show ads to people who have already visited our website in the past. Within the Google ad network, advertisements adjusted to your interests can be displayed on our site. Google Remarketing uses cookies for that. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and allow analyzing the use of the website. This will allow us to recognize our visitors as soon as they visit websites within Google’s advertising network. In this way, within the Google ad network, advertisements related to content that the visitor previously visited on Google Network’s web pages can also be presented, including the remarketing feature from Google. Google does not collect any personal data. You can disable this feature if you make the appropriate settings at https://adssettings.google.com/anonymous?sig=ACi0TCg74IMsym-f7EdD3XjNoSziTpJPHjzKqkGahLVUovR774P6KXu_Lw1qZSLZEWIM7nSj_6BvFJHL2_UBiyaRIoLg6YZifA&hl=en.

Access, recall, and deletion of your personal information

According to the Federal Data Protection Act you can contact us free of charge with questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and their correction, blocking, deletion or recall of a given consent. Please note that you are entitled to a correction of incorrect data or deletion of personal data if we are not bound by legal duty to preserve information.

The use of the information, product images, logos and text published on www.alpha-photonics.com whether in whole or in part, requires our previous and written consent. All other rights are reserved.