Data protection

Viega captures, saves and processes personal data only in the required scope. Your data is anonymized if possible. Data capturing, saving and processing takes place exclusively consistent with existing statutes. Viega strives to protect your data as optimally as possible. The security measures in force are state of the art. Your data is handled confidentially and protected against unauthorized or unintended forwarding. Data will neither be published nor forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

1. Data capture when this website is visited on the Internet

When you visit this website, the web server saves your visit in a log file. Up until it is deleted automatically, the following data is recorded in the process:

  • Your computer’s IP address
  • Date and time of the visit
  • Date, URL and amount of data retrieved
  • Identification data of your Internet browser and your computer’s operating system
  • Website from where you visited this website
  • Your Internet provider’s name

Viega is not able to assign this data to a specific person. The data is evaluated for statistical purposes and used to improve the offering.

2. Cookies

Viega uses cookies for its Internet pages, as such cookies enable the pages to be used more conveniently and otherwise specific functions cannot be executed. Cookies are small pieces of text information stored on your computer.

So-called ‘permanent’ cookies on the other hand remain on your computer and thus enable Viega to recognize you on the next occasion that you visit the website. However, you have the opportunity to prevent cookies from being saved on your own computer by altering the appropriate settings on your browser program.

In the following, we would like to explain which cookies are saved, the purpose of such and their expiry date:

Name Description Category Duration
PHPSESSID Technical cookie to offer videos from MovingImage24  session  During browser usage 
wt3_eid Using statistics for Webtrekk  permanently  6 months 
wt3_sid      
wt_rla      
CookieHint      
NSC_wjfhb_xxx.wjfhb.dpn      
datesFilterQ      
renderid      
session      
viega_noticelist_token      
wt_nbg_Q3      

 

3. Analysis tool

Some of the data captured when you visit this website is harnessed for statistical evaluation. The scope of the data is described in the following. The data is forwarded to our statistics service provider only, Webtrekk GmbH.

Viega uses the services of the Webtrekk GmbH company to capture statistical data about the use of our Internet offering and to optimize our offering accordingly. Webtrekk GmbH is certified by TÜV Saarland for data protection in the field of web controlling software. A part of the certification is an audit on site at Webtrekk in Berlin and in the hosting location, where the capturing and processing of tracking data is verified in terms of data protection conformity and data security.
The foundations of this certification were:

  • the ‘Data Protection - V1.3’ catalogue of requirements,
  • the statutory requirements on data protection,
  • the principles of IT security in a state-of-the-art manner based on IT basic protection according to BSI as well as ISO 27000,
  • the TR00969 test report.

As part of your visit to the website, some information is captured, transmitted by your browser and evaluated for our web auditing. The capturing takes place by way of a pixel integrated into every Internet page. The following data is captured:

  • Request (file name of the requested file)
  • Browser type/version (e.g.: Internet Explorer 6.0)
  • Browser language (e.g.: German)
  • Operating system in use (e.g.: Windows XP)
  • Browser window’s internal resolution
  • Screen resolution
  • JavaScript activation
  • Java On/Off
  • Cookies On/Off
  • Color depth
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited Internet page)
  • IP address – is anonymized immediately and deleted again after processing
  • Time of the visit
  • Clicks

The IP address is transmitted as part of each server query to enable the server to know where to send the answer. The IP address is received by anyone connecting to the Internet from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), and the ISP can trace which IP address was assigned to which of its customers at which time. As soon as the IP address is saved, the identity of the subscriber can be obtained in theory via the ISP. Our statistics service provider and we save the IP address therefore only in a shortened (anonymous) form and use it only to recognize the session, for geolocalization (down to the town/city level) and to avert attacks. The IP address is then deleted again immediately, meaning that the captured data is then anonymous, and the identity of the user can no longer be obtained even via the ISP.

4. Further online offerings
Starting from our website, you can reach further online offerings from our company, such as the Vendor Portal and the Career Portal. Further data protection declarations may apply to these offerings if applicable; you will find such declarations on the respective page.

5. Contact form
You may send enquiries to us using the contact form. We use your data only to answer your queries.

6. Updating/deleting your personal data
Should you have provided personal data, you have the opportunity at any time to verify, amend or delete this data by sending an e-mail to dataprotection@viega.com. You also have the right to revoke previously granted consent with effect for the future at any time.

Your saved personal data is deleted if you revoke your consent to save such data or if the knowledge of this data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose pursued with saving of this data. It is deleted upon expiry of the statutory deadlines at the latest.

Privacy Policy

Viega takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We wish you to be aware of what data we store and when, and how we use these data. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the regulations governing data protection are observed.

Anonymous recording of data
You may access any of Viega's non-personalized web pages without having to tell us who you are. We are only collecting data like the name of your Internet service provider (your IP address), the web page which you visited immediately beforehand, the date and time of your visit, and which of our web pages you view. This information is evaluated for statistical purposes. As an individual user, you remain anonymous during this evaluation.

Personal data
Personal data is information which concerns your person. This includes information such as your name, address, correspondence address, telephone number. It does not include information which cannot be associated directly with your true identity (such as the duration of your visit to our web site, or the number of users of the web site). Viega records personal data only if  you have communicated it yourself, for example by completing a registration form or by registering for personalized services. The data you enter on such a form is stored only for the purpose concerned. For instance, we require your full address in order to process job applications. Under no circumstances will your data be communicated to third parties.

Contests
From time to time, Viega may offer contests that require personal information. This information will be used to notify the winners and to ship their prizes. Additionally, Viega may choose to send promotional information as a result of the contest entry. However, participants will have the option to opt out of receiving this information in the contest entry form. At any time participants may choose to opt out of promotional mailings by contacting Viega's Webmaster at webadmin@viega.us.

Revocation
You have the right to object to the use of your data at any time. Simply contact our webmaster by mail or e-mail, and we will block your data, preventing further processing. In addition, you are entitled under certain circumstances to have any data concerning you which we have stored corrected, blocked from use or deleted. You are entitled at any time to obtain details of what data concerning you we have stored and of the purpose for which it was stored.

E-mail information
We are happy to provide you with information on our products. In order for us to use your e-mail address for this purpose, you must grant us your explicit personal consent on the form concerned. You may, of course, revoke this consent at any time. Please contact our webmaster by mail or e-mail in this case.

Use of cookies
Our pages employ cookies. A cookie is a small data record which can be stored on your hard drive. This data record is created by the webserver with which you have established a connection through your webb rowser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator), and sent to you. The cookie enables you to be recognized when you next visit the website without having to re-enter data which you entered on the previous occasion. The majority of browsers are currently configured by default to accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser to reject cookies, or to display them to you before you accept them. You can also delete cookies from your system at any time. Please consult the Help function for your operating system in this case.

Links to other web sites
Our online service includes links to other web sites. We have no influence over whether the operators of these sites observe the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act. We also have no influence over the legality of the content of such websites. We can therefore accept no responsibility whatsoever for the content of other websites.

Questions and comments
Should you have any questions or comments on the subject of data protection, don't hesitate to contact our webmaster. To keep up with the pace of development of new Internet technology, adjustments must occasionally be made to our privacy policy. Any such changes will be published here.