We take the subject of data protection and confidentiality extremely seriously, and follow the applicable national and European data protection regulations. The most important aspects of our data storage policy are briefly explained below.
We will only process and use your personal information if you have given your express consent regarding this matter.
1. What information do we store?
We only collect and store the information that we need for dealing with contracts or that we receive from you when you subscribe to the DESIGNA ticker, for example, register for our services, or use one of the provided contact facilities.
2. What do you use this information for?
We only use your information to send the DESIGNA ticker, reply to your questions, create offers and for statistical purposes in market research.
3. How long is the information stored?
Basically, we store all information that you send to us for an indeterminate period of time.
If you no longer wish us to use your information we will comply with your request immediately, of course (see section 5 for more information).
4. Can you find out which information about you we have stored?
Yes. You can obtain information about your stored data on request at any time.
5. Can you ask for your information to be deleted?
Yes. Of course, you can ask to have some or all of your information deleted at any time. Please use our contact form on the DESIGNA web site to do this. We will then comply with your request immediately. If we are legally obliged to keep the information it will be blocked rather than deleted.
6. What are cookies, and which ones do we use?
Cookies are small text files that can be stored on the hard drives of web site visitors. The information that is stored in cookies makes navigation easier, and allows our web pages to be displayed correctly. Our cookies are not suitable for identifying you as a person.
We use both "session cookies" and "permanent cookies". "Session cookies" are only stored for the duration of an Internet session. Then the cookie is deleted. "Permanent cookies" are stored for a longer period of time. You can permanently store your personal settings so that certain information that you may not wish to enter repeatedly can be saved for you.
However, you can prevent cookies from being stored if you wish by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. A description of how to do this can be found in your browser manufacturer's operating instructions.
7. Can you log in anonymously or under a pseudonym?
Of course you can. However, we will not be able to provide certain services if we do not know your name and address.
8. Do we pass on your information to third parties?
No - we do not give your information to third parties, nor is your information sold, rented out or exchanged.
If we commission other companies to carry out work for us, these companies are also obliged to protect your information and only use it for exactly the purpose for which it is intended. Furthermore, they are obliged to handle the information in accordance with this data protection declaration and the applicable laws.
9. Data security
All information is stored on servers that are managed with a high security standard and are protected against access by unauthorised persons and abuse.
If you have any other questions or ideas, you can contact our company data protection officer at any time.
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