Declaration of consent regarding data processing

If you expressly consent to receive a newsletter via e-mail, the following applies:

  • Data security and data protection for the recipients of this newsletter are of special importance to us. We undertake to observe all legal stipulations regarding data protection.
  • In order to distribute the newsletter, personal data such as e-mail address and password are collected, processed, used and stored on our servers.
  • In addition to this, we track which hyperlinks you click within the newsletter. This information enables us to provide you with content that better matches your interests.
  • By registering to receive this newsletter, you expressly agree to the use of your data by us and our subcontractors, in the above mentioned scope, for the purposes of consultation, advertising and presentation of the newsletter service in accordance with actual needs. We will not forward your address to any third parties, or send you any advertising from third parties.
  • You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the unsubscribe link included in each issue.

 

The following applies as well:

Festo data protection statement

Festo takes personal data protection very seriously. We want you to feel safe and secure when you visit our Internet sites. The protection of your privacy is an important objective for us when processing your personal data.

Upon granting consent, you agree to our general data protection policy.

Collection and processing of personal data

Our web server stores the IP address allocated by the Internet provider, the URL from which you have accessed our website, the websites visited by yourself and the date and time of your visit on a routine basis. In some cases, Festo utilises cookies in order to be able to place more individualised services at your disposal. Personal data is only stored if it is entered by yourself, for example when you fill in a registration form or a survey, participate in a raffle or enter into a contract. By registering for an event, you are expressly declaring your agreement to our use of your data strictly for the purposes of registration and processing of the event, and if applicable to the forwarding of such data to our subcontractors. Otherwise we will neither forward your data to any third parties nor send any advertising from third parties to you.

Use and forwarding of personal data and earmarking for specific purposes
In compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, your personal data will only be collected, processed and used for the purpose of contract execution and for the protection of our own legitimate business interests with regard to customer support and consultation, and for product development in accordance with actual market requirements.

Right to obtain information and public procedure register
Upon request, and in accordance with applicable law, we will provide you with written notification indicating whether or not and which of your personal data we retain. The types of entries maintained are summarised in our public procedure register in accordance with § 4e BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act).

Security
Festo implements technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data we use against random or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with technological developments.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer who is available to assist you with requests for information, suggestions and complaints.

Google AdWords Tracking
As an AdWords customer, we also use Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). This enables Google AdWords to place a cookie in your browser (conversion cookie) if you have accessed our website via a Google ad. These cookies become invalid after 90 days and are not used for the purpose of personal identification. If you visit certain of our pages and the cookie is still valid, we and Google can recognise the fact that someone has clicked on the ad and has thus been forwarded to our website. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be traced back via the websites of AdWords customers. The information retrieved via the conversion cookie is used to prepare conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to make use of conversion tracking. AdWords customers are informed of the total number of users who have clicked on their ad, and have thus been forwarded to a website which contains a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can refuse any setting of cookies which would be required for tracking – for example via a browser setting which universally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting up your browser so that cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com” are blocked.

We use Remarketing technology provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). With this technology, users who have already visited our websites and online services, and who have demonstrated an interest in our offerings, are addressed again through targeted advertising on the pages of the Google Partner Network. Advertising is displayed by using cookies, i.e. small text files which are saved on the user’s PC. The user’s behaviour during his or her visit to the website can be analysed with the help of these text files, and can then be used to generate targeted product recommendations and interest-based advertising.

If you do not want to receive interest-based advertising, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google by accessing the following page: https://www.google.de/settings/ads. Alternatively, users can deactivate the use of cookies from third parties by accessing the network advertising initiative deactivation page. Furthermore, your browser’s “do not track setting” is also taken into consideration.

By using our offerings, you consent to the processing of data obtained by Google about yourself in the manner described above and for the above mentioned purpose. We would like to point out that Google has its own privacy policy which is independent of our own. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for Google’s policies and procedures. Before you use our website, please find out more about Google’s privacy policy.

Data protection officer

Jürgen Lang
Festo AG & Co. KG
Ruiter Str. 82
73734 Esslingen

+49 711 347 2796