VGN GmbH takes the protection of your privacy very seriously when collecting, processing, and using per­sonal data. This will be done strictly in line with the legal provisions, we want you to not only enjoy our website, but also feel safe here.

The data protection statement only applies to the present website and not to any websites linked thereto.

What are per­sonal data?

Per­sonal data are in­for­ma­ti­on concerning the per­sonal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. Such as the true name, address, phone number and date of birth. In­for­ma­ti­on that cannot be directly related to your true identity such as the average time spent on this site, the visiting frequency of certain pages, are not considered per­sonal data.

Collection and processing of per­sonal data

Generally no per­sonal data are required for visiting the VGN GmbH website. All per­sonal in­for­ma­ti­on is submitted voluntarily by you when e.g. inquiring about a service or in­for­ma­ti­on, participating in a survey or a contest.

VGN GmbH stresses that there may be security gaps when transmitting data via the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). It is impossible to provide absolute protection against the access of third parties to the data.

Use and disclosure of per­sonal data

VGN GmbH will use the per­sonal data provided by you exclusively for the technical administration of the website and to respond to your requests and requirements, i.e. generally to perform the contract made with you or to answer your inquiries. Your per­sonal data will not be disclosed, sold or transmitted to third parties in any other way, unless this is required to perform the contract or with your explicit consent.

Collection of general in­for­ma­ti­on

When the VGN GmbH's website is accessed its web servers regularly and temporarily save the connection data of the incoming computer, the pages visited within the portal, the date, the length of the visit, the identification features of the type of brow­ser or operating system used as well as the website from which you accessed the VGN GmbH's portal.

Each data record consists of:

  • the page from which the file is requested
  • the name of the file
  • date and time of the request
  • the transmitted data volume
  • the access status (e.g. file transmitted, file not found)
  • a description of the type of web brow­ser and operating system used

All of these data are exclusively collected for statistical reasons for the further improvement of the website. The data will not be disclosed to third parties, neither in full nor in part.

Cookies

On some parts of the website VGN GmbH uses so-called cookies to make the user experience more convenient and effective. Cookies are small text files transmitted to your computer and saved by your brow­ser. They do not damage your computer and contain no viruses.

Most of the cookies used by this site are so-called "session cookies“ that are saved only while you are visiting the site. As soon as you close your brow­ser they will be au­to­matically deleted.

You can set your brow­ser to prevent the saving of cookies. VGN GmbH should like to point out, however, that in this case you might not be able to fully use all of the website's features.

Using Piwik

This website uses the open source software Piwik for the statistical analysis of web access behaviour.

Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, text files saved on your computer permitting to analyze your use of the website. The cookie-generated in­for­ma­ti­on about user behaviour on this website is saved on a server of VGN GmbH in Nürn­berg/Germany and not passed on to third parties.

You can set your brow­ser to prevent the saving of cookies. VGN GmbH should like to point out, however, that in this case you might not be able to fully use all of the website's features.

The use of analytics tools using full IP addresses is debated, therefore VGN GmbH points out that this website uses Piwik with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” which results in the processing of abbreviated IP addresses that cannot be directly linked to any individual.

If you have further questions about data protection send an e-mail to webmaster@vgn.de.