Privacy Policy

1. About this privacy policy

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We therefore urge you to carefully read the following summary of how our website sonoxo.com works.

The privacy policy set out below complies with the guidelines of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the BDSG [German Federal Data Protection Act]. It is intended to provide information about the type, purpose, and use of personal data by the website operator, SONOXO GmbH.

Although our site is equipped with various security features, we cannot guarantee complete protection of your data as security breaches on the Internet cannot be entirely ruled out. Should you have any concerns regarding the collection of your data, you will find the contact details for the relevant contact person at the end of this privacy policy.

 

2. Personal data

The functioning and communication of our services relies on our users’ data. Personal data is particularly sensitive − this refers to all information that can be clearly traced back to a specific natural person. The GDPR requires us to list the entire scope of all such data.

When you use our website, the following personal data is collected in accordance with the GDPR:

- Your IP address

When you use the contact form, the following personal data is collected in accordance with the GDPR:

- Email address (mandatory field)

- Company name (voluntary entry)

- First name and surname (optional)

- Telephone number (optional)

- Providing your email address enables us to reply to you.

We assure you that this data is used exclusively for the functioning and improvement of our services. In accordance with the applicable regulations, this data is only collected for the time during which you use our service. The legally applicable deletion regulations are observed.

Emails that have the characteristics of a commercial or business letter or a booking voucher will be stored by us in accordance with the GoBD [the “Principles for the proper management and storage of books, records, and documents in electronic form and for data access” as specified by the German tax authorities].

 

3. How we collect data

3.1 Log files

A log file is created as part of an automatic log of the processing computer system. This means that information about the end device you are using is stored as a log file on a server.

We also carry out an analysis of the log files. As the site provider, we log:

- Your IP address

- Your access to the site: date, time, frequency

- How you got to the page (previous page, hyperlink etc.)

- The amount of data sent

- The browser and browser version you are using

- The data collected here is also only used to improve our service. The collected data is automatically deleted within the statutory period. We may only store, publish, or subsequently access server log files for a longer period of time if this is permitted by law (e.g., if illegal activities are suspected).

 

3.2 Cookies

The sonoxo.com website uses cookies. These are small text files that are placed in your browser and which, during your next visit, reconstruct any settings and changes you have already made. Cookies allow us to make our service more personalized and user-friendly.

We do not use statistical or marketing cookies that pass information to social media, advertising, or analysis providers.

We only use necessary, functional cookies that help us to make this website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. “Session cookies” are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.

Below is an overview of the necessary cookies that we use:

 

 Name 

Provider

Purpose

 Expiration

Type

 rc::c

Google

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

 Session

HTML

 UUID#[abcdef0123456789]{32}

sonoxo.com

This cookie is set for the duration of the session of a logged-in visitor and provides user data.

 Session

Protocol cookie

 fmalertcookies

sonoxo.com

 This cookie is set when you confirm the privacy notice on the homepage.

 1 year

Protocol cookie

You can instruct your browser to inform you when cookies are set and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If you deactivate cookies, the navigation of this website may be limited.

 

4. Plugins and tools

Font Awesome

Our website uses the web fonts or icons provided by Fonticons, Inc. to ensure the uniform display of fonts or icons. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts or icons into its browser cache in order to display texts, fonts, and icons correctly.

For this purpose, your browser must connect to the Fonticons, Inc. servers. This provides Fonticons, Inc. with the information that your IP address was used to access our website. We use Font Awesome in the interest of providing a consistent and attractive presentation of our online business. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support Font Awesome, a standard font from your computer will be used. Further information about Font Awesome can be found at https://fontawesome.com/help and in the privacy policy of Fonticons, Inc.: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entered on this website (e.g., in a contact form) is input by a human being or an automated program. To determine this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various types of user information (e.g., IP address, time spent on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run automatically in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place.

The storage and analysis of the data is based on Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting their company profile and services from abusive automated spying and spam. Provided that the appropriate consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. a GDPR, and consent can be revoked at any time.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA can be found in the Google Privacy Policy and the Google Terms of Service via the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and  https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en.

 

5. Transfer of data to third parties

As a matter of principle, your data will not be passed on to third parties. In addition, we take appropriate measures and carry out regular checks to ensure that the data we collect cannot be viewed or accessed by third parties.

 

6. Social bookmarks

We do not offer the option of sharing our website’s content on social networks or by email via the use of external links.

 

7. Your rights

You do, of course, have rights regarding the collection of your data. According to current law, we are obliged to inform you about these rights. Exercising these rights is free of charge to you.

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7.1 Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection of data at any time. This right applies with effect for the future. Data collected before the revocation has become legally binding remains unaffected.

 

7.2 Right to data transfer

You have the right to request that your data be transferred from us to another entity.

 

7.3 Right to rectification, erasure, or restriction of processing

You have the right to have your data rectified, erased, or restricted. The last will be applied if the legal situation does not permit erasure.

 

7.4 Right of appeal

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority or a competent body if you have a legitimate reason for complaint. To exercise this right and the two rights mentioned above, please get in touch with the relevant contact person, as detailed at the end of this privacy policy.

 

8. Responsibility for data collection

8.1 For questions, requests for information, inquiries, suggestions, complaints, or criticism regarding data protection, please contact:

SONOXO GmbH

Data protection officer

August-Bebel-Strasse 26-53

14482 Potsdam

Germany

 

8.2 Data protection officer

The correct implementation of data protection is checked by an external data protection officer. If you have any concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, you can also contact the data protection officer directly:

datenschutzbeauftragter@sonoxo.com

 

9. Modification of the privacy policy

As the responsible party, we reserve the right to change the privacy policy at any time in view of applicable data protection regulations. The current version is valid from May 2018.