Privacy Policy

Last updated: 3/21/16

Intermatic ("us", "we", or "our") operates http://www.intermatic.com (the "Site").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Web Site, App and Email Use Information

Intermatic utilizes technology to accumulate information about traffic on our web sites, use of Apps and the effectiveness of email communication with you. Intermatic may collect information 1) during your visit to a Intermatic web site or during download and use of an App, 2) when you open an email from Intermatic and – where legally required (e.g. in the EU) – you have given us your consent to do so, and 3) when you click a link within an email from Intermatic and – where legally required (e.g. in the EU) – you have given us your consent to do so, Intermatic utilizes automatic data collection tools which include web beacons, cookies, embedded web links, and similar information gathering tools. The data collected may include your IP address, the pages you view at Intermatic web sites, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with Intermatic web sites and Apps. Intermatic may also use some of these automatic data collection tools in connection with certain emails sent from Intermatic and therefore may collect information using these tools when you open an email or click on a link contained in an email from Intermatic if – where legally required (e.g. in the EU) – you have given us your consent. We use this information to: gather information in order to design and improve our web pages and Apps, monitor web site, email and App usage, and compile business and technical statistics. We may share this information on an aggregate or individual basis with third parties in furtherance of our business needs. However, Intermatic does not sell or rent such information to third parties for the purpose of soliciting you for non Intermatic products and services.

Use of Information in the Social Networking Environment

Intermatic may facilitate the use of social computing tools on its Sites to enable online sharing and collaboration among members who have registered to use them. These include forums, wikis, blogs and other social media platforms.

When registering to use these tools, you will be asked to provide certain personal information to Intermatic. Depending on the platform, you may be agreeing to allow certain of the information you provide to be displayed as part of a public profile in the social networking environment in which you are registering to participate. Registration information which is not automatically made available to other participants as part any public profile will be subject to and protected in accordance with this privacy statement.

Any other content you post, such as pictures, information, opinions, or any other type of personal information which you make available to other participants on these social platforms, is not subject to this privacy statement. Rather, such content is subject to the Terms of Use applicable to whichever forum, wiki, blog or other social media platform on which you are posting. Furthermore, additional guidelines and privacy policy information may be identified for your attention in regard of your use of such social media. Please make sure you review the Terms of Use and other policies applicable to any social media in which you elect to participate to better understand your, Intermatic's, and other parties' rights and obligations with regard to such content. In addition, you should be aware that the content you post on any such social computing platforms may be made broadly available to others inside and outside Intermatic.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a site and stored on your computer's hard drive. Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

A Note About Children

Intermatic sites and Apps are not intended for use by minors under the age of 13 years, and we do not intend to collect any personal information or data from children under the age of 13. We do not believe that minors should submit personal information without the consent of a parent or guardian, and encourage parents and guardians to supervise their children's online activities.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If changes are made to Intermatic’s Privacy Policy, we will post the updated version on our web sites with an updated revision date, and will provide updates to our Apps.

Conditions of Use

Your use of this site or Intermatic Apps is subject to this Privacy Policy. By using this site, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

 

DATA PROTECTION RULES

Intermatic and Grässlin – Data Protection Rules

Thank you for visiting our website, and for your interest in our products and services. We take the protection of your privacy very seriously. We respect German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) rules as a matter of course. Below, we set out information for you regarding the data we may archive, and how we will handle this data.

Collecting and Processing Data

When you visit our internet site, our servers routinely store various access data in an electronic protocol. This data includes the IP address for your access point, the web page you visited us from, the web pages you visit on our site, and the date and time of the page call-up and thus the duration of your visit. This data does not include any personal data, and is evaluated purely for statistical purposes and is not forwarded to third parties under any circumstances. In addition, personal data is only stored if you voluntarily provide us with such data, for instance as part of a registration, survey or competition or when ordering information or booking a seminar.

Forwarding and Use of Personal Data, and Specific Purpose

We will only use your personal data to the extent required for the specified purpose: e.g. for the purposes of technical administration, to evaluate surveys and for marketing.

We guarantee that your data will be used solely for the purpose associated with collecting the data (e.g. seminars and hotel bookings) and is not disclosed to third parties, forwarded or otherwise marketed. Transfers and collection of personal data to and on behalf of state institutions and authorities occurs only under the framework of mandatory national legislative regulations. We have adopted technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data which you have provided against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. Our employees and third parties involved in data processing are informed about the German Federal Data Protection Act and are required to handle personal data confidentially.

Public Statement of Data Processing

You may view our public statement of data processing here.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to enable analysis of your use of the website. The information created by the cookie regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to put together reports about website activities for the website operator, and to provide other services associated with website use and internet use. Google will also transfer this information to third parties where applicable, insofar as this is provided for in law or where such third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address with other Google data. You can block installation of cookies via a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we advise that in which case you may not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the purpose as stated above.

Browser Add-On to Disable Google Analytics

The browser add-on to disable Google Analytics gives the website visitor greater control over choosing which data about the websites you have visited is captured by Google Analytics. The add-on notifies the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) that no information is to be sent to Google Analytics regarding the website visit. If you wish to use this function, download the add-on and install it for your current web browser. The browser add-on to disable Google Analytics is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

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