Privacy Policy

SemaMediaData GmbH
- Hereinafter called "SemaMediaData" -

The offer from SemaMediaData is based on services exclusively for registered users. In registering for our service, the collection and storage of personal data is unavoidable. We collect user data exclusively under the provisions of the data protection and privacy laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information any time at this location.

  1. Type of Collected Data and Purpose of Data Collection:

    When you access our website for technical reasons your Internet-browser automatically transmits data to our web server. Among other types of data, this includes logfile records, such as the date and time of access, URL of the referring website, retrieved file, amount of data sent, browser type and version, operating system and your IP address. This data is separated from the other data you enter while using our service. It is not possible for us to assign this data to a particular person. This data is used for statistical purposes and then deleted.

    In addition to this data, we store the data you entered when you set up your user account, allowing you to access our service via your e-mail address and your chosen password.

    We use data that you have voluntarily provided for us via the website (such as your name, company, address and contact details, e.g. your telephone number, e-mail address, or fax number) to send you the information you request via the website. If you have sent us a request by e-mail, we send our answer to your e-mail address.

    After processing your request, we may use your data for a specific period of time for internal use only.

    By order of the responsible authorities under the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), we may in some cases disclose this data (inventory data) to the extent that it is required for the purpose of law enforcement, security, fulfilling the statutory duties of the Federal Data Protection authorities or the Military Counterintelligence Service or that it is required to enforce intellectual property laws.Your data will not be passed on or otherwise transferred to third parties.

    Users themselves are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their own user and login data (e-mail address and password).

  2. Cookies

    To extend the functionality of our Internet offer and to make its use comfortable for you, we use “cookies.” With the help of cookies, data can be stored on your computer when you access our website. You can prevent cookies from being stored by choosing a specific setting on your browser software; but please note, if you principally refuse the storage of session cookies you will be unable to use our service.

    There are basically two different types of cookies: “session cookies,” which are deleted when you close your browser, and “persistent cookies,” which are stored for a longer period of time on your hard drive. This storage helps us to customize our website and our offers for the user and also makes their use easier. The cookies we use are most of the time are “session cookies,” with which you can be identified for the duration of your visit. After the session is over, the session cookies expire automatically. We also use temporary cookies as part of the web analytic tool Piwik. These have a life span of 1 week.

    No personal data is generally stored in the cookies we use. The cookies are thus not personally identifiable and as such cannot be attributed to a specific person. Furthermore, we do not match any data stored in the cookies with your personal data.

  3. Piwik:

    This website uses Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical analysis of visitor access. Piwik uses “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website.

    The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Internet offer is stored at the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is immediately anonymized after processing and before storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting a specific setting on your browser software.

    Piwik also uses cookies that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. These cookies have a lifespan of one week. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Internet offer is stored on our server. We would also like to point out that the use of Piwik on our website is performed with the function “Anonymize_IP.” This ensures that we collect your IP address anonymously (“IP masking”). Your IP address is stored only in an abbreviated form, which guarantees a pseudonymization and also makes it impossible to draw any conclusions about your identity.

    If you still wish to opt out of cookies, you can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, restrict it to certain websites, or set your browser to notify you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC’s hard drive at any time. You continue to have the possibility to opt out of Piwik cookies here:
  4. Right to Information

    Under the Federal Data Protection Act, as a user you have the irrevocable right to free-of-charge information regarding data personally related to you, and, if applicable, you also have the right to correct, block or delete this data.

    You therefore have the right to request information concerning data personally related to you, which has been saved by us, free-of-charge.