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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may view our public statement of data processing here.