Privacy Policy at AOE

At AOE, protection of privacy and data security are priorities. That is why we ensure that your personal data is protected and secured during our business processes.

Visiting our Internet Site

During your visit to our internet site, our web server registers the following data:

  • Domain name or IP address, file name and URL, http response code, and the internet site from which your visit takes place. This data are only recorded temporarily, however, and deleted after the end of your visit.
  • Personal data such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address will only be gathered if they were voluntarily provided by you – e.g. on an application form.

This information only concerns the web pages of our company, AOE GmbH. We are unable to provide any guarantee for other internet sites which may have a link on our site.

The Use of Cookies

To optimize our website, we use what are known as “Cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and which enable us to ascertain your preferences regarding the website on your subsequent visits to the website. Cookies that do not contain any personal data are only valid for the particular session.

If you nevertheless have reservations about the usage of cookies you can also exclude their use. You can exclude their use by making the appropriate settings on your browser, either for an individual session, or in general.

For some AOE offers, however, the use of cookies is a necessity. Please enquire accordingly via our contact form and we will be pleased to explain the context in which these cookies are used.

Voluntary Data

On certain online forms you will be requested to provide personal data, which you provide on a voluntary basis. Any data that you provide in this context will not be used without your approval for anything other than the stated purpose, and will be deleted subsequent to the end of this purpose.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service operated by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are saved on your computer, which enable you to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and saved on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity for the website operator, and to provide other services relating to the use of the website and services associated with the internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or if third parties process this information on behalf of Google Analytics. Google will not under any circumstances associate your IP address with any other data which Google holds. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we wish to point out, however, that this may prevent you from making full use of all of the functions available on this website. By using this website, you declare your consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purposes. For further information in this context please see the general terms and conditions of Google: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html.

Please also consider Google's data protection declaration at: www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html.

Effective Traffic

Usage data is gathered on this website with technologies from effective GmbH and on behalf of AOE.

The click paths of the non-personally identifiable users of AOE website are also used for marketing and optimization purposes. Any data which is gathered will only be used by AOE and not given to third parties. The gathering of the data corresponds with the currently valid data protection regulations.

This data will be used to create usage profiles for the quality analysis of the website and/or for checking the marketing measures. In this context, the Effective Tracking program does not set any cookies, nor does it read any cookies saved locally with the user. The data gathered with the Effective Technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitors to this website. Firstly, this is not possible, and secondly, it is not the purpose of the tracking.

Your Right to Information

You have the right to request information regarding your data saved at AOE GmbH with regard to its scope, its origin and the possible recipient, and to ensure the timely correction of any incorrect data.

Compliance with data protection is furthermore monitored by the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, the State Commissioner of Hesse for Data Protection and the German Federal Network Agency.

Your Personal Contact

Should you have additional questions regarding the topic of data protection at AOE, please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer, Arndt Halbach: datenschutzaoe.com