Data Protection Declaration

Legal Notice

The bluepool GmbH (limited liability company) permanently monitors and updates the information on their websites. Despite all care, the data may have changed in the meantime. Therefore we cannot accept liability for accuracy, completeness or topicality of the provided data. Further, the bluepool GmbH reserves the right to alter or complement the provided information. 

Notes concerning the use of the bluepool websites

This website was optimised for browsers such as Firefox, version 3.6 or newer, Internet Explorer, version 7 or newer or Safari, version 4 or newer.
The contents are displayed with a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels. To avoid displaying difficulties, Java Script, the display of active elements or Active-X elements should be enabled. Further, we recommend Western European fonts, size "middle".

We, the bluepool GmbH take the protection of your personal data very seriously and comply with the regulations of data protection laws. Within the scope of the use of our websites as well as our e-mail newsletters, we collect person-related data. This legal notice informs about the purpose, storage or use as well as the protection of person-related data. All bluepool employees and all third parties involved in the processing of data are obligated to treat person-related data confidentially and to comply with the German Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act.

Data processing on websites of the bluepool GmbH

We will neither market your personal data nor sell it to third parties. The transmission of data only takes place within the scope of fulfilling our contractual duties. Further, we only transmit person-related data to governmental institutions if it is required by law. A further transmission of your data to other third parties does not take place without your explicit permission.

When using our websites, information about your visit will be stored automatically, such as the visited websites, used browser type and operating system, date, time and duration of the access and the your internet protocol(IP-address).

We analyse those data anonymously and merely for technical and statistical reasons. Those data will be stored separately from person-related data on secured systems and cannot be associated with individual persons.

E-mail communication

If you leave a message to us using the contact form, all information is provided on a voluntary basis. There are only a few marked mandatory fields that have to be filled out, such as the e-mail address of the addresser. The so transmitted data will be treated strictly confidentially and will not be transmitted to third parties. The data from the contact form will be transmitted as e-mails and therefore stored in the e-mail client as such. Personal data will only be stored if the addresser himself provides those data, for example by registering, filling out the contact form or by transmitting information to us. The provided data will be used to answer questions, to process orders or to provide access to certain information or offers. Those data will not be used to inform about products and services of the bluepool GmbH or carrying out online surveys without an explicit permission.

The operators would like to point out that e-mail correspondence might be lost, altered or distorted with and without the influence of third parties. Common e-mails are not entirely protected from access of third parties and therefore confidentiality might not be granted. The bluepool GmbH is not liable for the integrity of e-mails the has left our sphere of influence and will not compensate for damages resulting from that. If viruses will be transmitted by our e-mail to your system despite the use of anti-virus scanners, the bluepool GmbH is not liable for possible damages resulting from that.

Cookies

We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are basically used to make websites more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are temporarily stored and filed by your browser on your computer. By that, no personal information of the user will be stored. Those information merely enables us to automatically recognise you on your next visit and make navigation easier for you.

On few occasions so-called "session-cookies are used on our websites". Those will be automatically deleted after the end of your visit. 

You also can use our websites without cookies. In the help-function of your browser you find instructions how to reject new cookies and to delete stored cookies. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our websites might be constricted.

Access data / server log files

We (or rather our web space provider) collect data for each access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes: name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of the retrieval, data volume transferred, report on successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

We only use the log data for statistical evaluations for operating purposes, security and to optimise the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to review the log data retrospectively if there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use based on specific evidence.

This data cannot be assigned to specific people. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine the data subsequently, if we have concrete indications of illegal use.

The download of files takes place at one's own risk. The bluepool GmbH is not liable for damages resulting from downloads. Despite up-to-date virus scans, liability is excluded for damages and impairments caused by computer viruses within the scope of legal regulations.

Contents

The contents of our pages have been compiled with the greatest care. However, we cannot guarantee for accuracy, completeness or topicality of the contents. As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, para. 1 TMG (German Tele Media Act). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 TMG, service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities. 

Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Copyright and other protection rights

Contents and compilations published on these websites by the providers are subject to German copyright laws. Reproduction, editing, distribution as well as the use of any kind outside the scope of the copyright law require a written permission of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of these websites are permitted for private use only. The commercial use of our contents without permission of the originator is prohibited. Copyright laws of third parties are respected as long as the contents on these websites do not originate from the provider. Contributions of third parties on this site are indicated as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform us. Such contents will be removed immediately.

Picture sources

The imagery throughout the site, the landing pages and the documents for download are copyrighted. The image rights associated bluepool GmbH. Some images are subject to rights of the following picture agencies:
Fotolia by Adobe: Fotolia LLC, 345 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95110, USA
iStockphoto LP, Suite 200, 1240 - 20th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 1M8
Getty Images International, 1st Floor, The Herbert Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin 18, Ireland
Shutterstock, Inc., Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10118, USA

Links

The bluepool website contains links to external third party websites. The linked third party websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the first linking. The bluepool GmbH is not responsible for  the contents of accessible via those hyper links. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents. Links will be removed immediately when illegal contents are detected. You may link our site to yours using text links like “bluepool GmbH” or “bluepool – fairs and events”.

The linking of the name “bluepool” including an embedded logo is only allowed with the permission of the operator. Please inform us, when you link our website to yours.

Links on websites with pornographic as well as legally and morally dubious contents will not be tolerated. No Warez websites or other websites with illegal contents. No websites with bluepool-affine terms contained in the URL and no advertisements containing the key word “bluepool” in search engines and web catalogues.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called"cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A. 

If the IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP-address will be shortend priory within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your complete IP-address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services  related to website and internet activities.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored at Google's. You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to the use of this websites by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you access our site via an advert delivered by Google, a cookie is placed on your computer by Google AdWords. The cookie for conversion tracking is placed if a user clicks on an advert delivered by Google. These cookies remain valid for 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google will be able to tell that the user clicked the advert and was directed to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. Information gathered by conversion cookies is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The customer learns the total number of users who have clicked on their advert and been directed to a page equipped with a conversion tracking tag. However, they receive no information that would enable them to identify users personally.

If you do not wish to take part in tracking, you can reject the necessary cookies – via your browser settings by deactivating cookies generally or by blocking cookies from the specific domain “googleleadservices.com”.

Please note that you cannot delete the opt-out cookies if you want to prevent measurement data being logged. If you have deleted all the cookies in your browser, you will need to reactivate the respective opt-out cookie.

GooglePlus

On this website a GooglePlus-"Share-Button" of the social network Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States is integrated. You recognise this button by the GooglePlus logo. The GooglePlus-"Share-Button" has been installed in compliance with data protection regulations. Not before clicking the GooglePlus-"Share-Button", and only in this case, a direct connection between your browser and the GooglePlus server will be established. According to Google, no personal data will be collected without clicking the button. Only personal data of logged-in users, such as the IP address, will be collected and processed. I would like to point out that I, as the provider of this website, do not obtain knowledge about the content as well as the use of such data by Google.

For further information concerning this matter, please read Google's Privacy Policy: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to display geographic information. When Google Maps is used, Google also captures, processes and uses data about visitors’ use of the map functions. More information about Google’s data processing is provided in the Google data protection notice. You may also change your personal data protection settings there in the data protection centre. Detailed instructions for managing your own data in relation to Google products is available here.

Social Media / Social Plugins

XING

On our websites the XING share button is used. When accessing this website, a short-term connection to the servers of the XING AG (Inc.) will be established to enable the XING share button, especially the calculation/display of the counter value. XING does not store person-related data about your use of the website. In particular, XING does not stored your IP address. There will be no analysis of your usage habits via cookies in connection with the XING share button. For current data protection regulations concerning the XING share button and complementary information, please see the following website: www.xing.com/app/share

LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The service provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages is retrieved that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is established to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and you are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We hereby advise you that as the provider of the pages we have no knowledge of the data that is transmitted, nor how it is used by LinkedIn.

You can find more information in LinkedIn’s data protection declaration at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You may request your data stored at our servers at any time. You are also entitled to correct, block or delete this data. You also may withdraw your permission to the use of your data for the future. In this case, please send your withdrawal declaration by mail/post  to the bluepool GmbH, Gaussstr. 4, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen or by FAX to +49(0)711/902 14 137. Your data will then be immediately deleted, unless the use of particular data is necessary to provide services, to fulfil the contract or if required by law.

Legal effectiveness

If single provisions, parts or single phrases of these legal notice do not comply partly or entirely with the law, other parts of this legal notice remain unchallenged concerning their contents and validity.

Sources

Disclaimer by eRecht24, Facebook-Disclaimer by eRecht24, privacy policy Google Adsense, Google Analytics conditions, Google +1 conditionsactiveMind AG Management- und Technologieberatung (Management and Technologyconsulting), compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Last update: Mai 2018