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POLICY RELATING TO DATA PROTECTION

Policy relating to Data Protection
DURAN GROUP and its affiliates within the DURAN GROUP as listed on these websites aim to give you as much control over your personal data as possible. You will usually be able to visit the DURAN GROUP website without having to enter or otherwise disclose personal data.

Web log information
For technical reasons, when you access this website your internet browser will or may transmit automatically the following protocol data to our web server:

- day and time of the access
- the Referrer URL
- the acceded file and the last page visited
- the data volume transferred and the state of access
- information whether the access was successful
- type and version of the your browser and your operation system
- IP address of your computer

These protocol data are stored in a log file for data security reasons. The collection, processing and utilization of such data takes place in order to enable the use of the retrieved pages of this website, to track any unauthorized access or attempt of access to our web server and to facilitate the further improvement of our internet presence. Any utilization beyond the foregoing is limited to the use for statistical purposes in anonymized form. All protocol data are deleted in regular intervals.

Use of cookies and Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the United States of America. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). (Source: www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de)

This website does not use cookies and does not transmit personal data to servers outside of the territories of the European Union except in the cases mentioned above.

Contact forms and other personalized communication
However, in certain sections of DURAN GROUP’s website, you will be asked to enter personal data, which will allow us to increase the site's utility to you and helps us to stay in contact with you. Examples of when you will be asked for such information include when you request explanatory brochures or information, send us suggestions using our specialized contact forms, if you retrieve batch certificates or if you participate in any online surveys. If you ask us not to use this information to make contact with you, we will respect your wishes.

The personal data provided by you for the aforementioned purposes will be treated confidentially and solely used in connection with dealings between you and DURAN GROUP. In accordance with § 33 of the Federal Privacy Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), we advise you that we will store personal data insofar as it relates to our commercial relationship with you. The information provided by you will not be transmitted or otherwise made available to any non-affiliated third parties of other organizations not forming part of DURAN GROUP.

As far as DURAN GROUP is concerned, it goes without saying that your data will be handled responsibly and that all applicable domestic and international privacy laws will be complied with. Personal data will only be collected, stored or processed to the extent permitted by law, subject to the necessary data security standards and your rights to request information and to object to further use.

If you have any queries or suggestions in relation to our privacy policy, please get in contact with us.