Data Protection

Data protection on the Topac GmbH website

Topac welcomes your visit to our website and your interest in our company and its range of services. Protection of personal data is important to us. All of Topac’s Internet activities are carried out in accordance with applicable personal data protection and data security laws. This data protection statement provides you with information on how Topac handles the data that is collected when you visit the Topac website.

The collection and processing of personal data

Personal data refers to all information that identifies you, such as your name, your email address, or your postal address. Such data is stored only if you provide it to Topac, for example when ordering information material or subscribing to the newsletter.

Use and transmission of personal data

Topac will only use your personal data for the technical administration of the website, to provide you with access to specific information, and for other communications with you. Topac shall not disclose your personal data to any third parties or use it for any other purposes. Topac employees are bound by a duty of confidentiality.

Freedom of choice

You are free to decide which information you provide to Topac. Should you not wish to provide any information, some of the content on the Topac website may not be accessible to you. Subscribers to the newsletter or the SMS services can opt out of these communication services on the Press Service page at any time. Similarly, if your personal data has changed (e.g., postcode, email address or mailing address), you may contact Topac by email at info.topac@bertelsmann.de in order to correct or update the data.

Automatically collected information

Whenever you access Topac’s website, general information that is not personal in nature (e.g., browser used, number of visits, average time spent on the website, pages accessed) is collected automatically (not as part of the registration process). This information is used to improve the appeal, content and functionality of the website. In these instances, your personal data is not passed on or used for other purposes.

Cookies/Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to help analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Furthermore, the Google Analytics code on this website has the extension “gat._anonymizeIp();” provided by Google in order to ensure the anonymous documentation of IP addresses. The last two digits of your IP address are truncated prior to transmission, making it impossible to identify the user.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, for compiling reports on website activity for the website operator, and for providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. Under no circumstances will Google associate or merge your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the use of cookies by simply selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to access the whole website and its functions.

You may object to Google Analytics collecting and using your IP address at any time with future effect. You may also install a browser add-on offered by Google for this purpose. You can find the add-on as well as more information on Google’s website at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Security

Topac has measures in place to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access. This is done, of course, in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Children

Topac recommends that all parents and guardians familiarise their children with how to safely and responsibly handle personal data online. Children should not transmit any personal data to Topac’s website without permission from their parent(s) or guardian(s). Topac ensures that it does not knowingly collect any personal data relating to children, does not use any such information in any way whatsoever and does not disclose any such information to third parties without permission.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy applies to www.topac.de, a site belonging to Topac. The pages of this website may contain links to other providers within and outside of the Bertelsmann Group to which the privacy policy does not extend. When you leave Topac’s website, we recommend that you carefully read the data protection policy of each website that collects personal data.

Right to information

If you have questions concerning our privacy protection policy or how your personal data is processed, please feel free to contact our Privacy Protection representative.

Bertelsmann SE & Co.KG a.A.
Data Protection Department
Carl-Bertelsmann-Str. 270
33311 Gütersloh
Germany

E-mail: datenschutz@bertelsmann.de

Upon request, you will promptly be informed – pursuant to applicable legislation – which of your personal data, if any, was collected during your visits to the Mohn Media website. Notification of changesAny changes to our privacy policy will be posted to this privacy statement, the homepage, and any other places we deem appropriate.