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Information that we obtain automatically as a result of your visits to Viega websites

When you use or visit the web-based offerings of the Viega Group, your data is automatically collected by tracking technologies. Here you can find out:

  • How tracking works.
  • Why we use tracking (to guarantee security, provide our services, assess the success of advertising and improve it and collect statistics).

If you use or visit one of our websites or one of our web applications, we automatically collect data from you while this is happening. We use different tracking technologies for this purpose.

  • How does tracking work?

    On the one hand, we collect data from users on our server. On the other, we collect data via cookies and similar tracking technologies on end devices. Cookies are small text files that are stored on users' end devices by a web server belonging to the website that the user is accessing. They provide information about the visit to the website and the time on site and collect data that the user enters on the website. Cookies cannot run programs or execute malicious code.

    Viega uses session cookies to be able to identify you as a user of one of our applications. These cookies store a session ID that allows a variety of enquiries to be assigned to you. This enables your end device to be recognised when you use the Viega website or web application again. The session cookies are deleted when you log out.

  • The purpose of tracking and the options for blocking it
    Guarantee of security

    The purpose of tracking is to guarantee and safeguard the legitimate interest of the user, the security of the user's data and the Viega websites and applications. We save the data we have collected for up to 90 days in their complete form. Only a few of our employees with the appropriate access rights can access these data. The legal basis for processing these personal data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

    Collecting statistics

    We also use tracking technologies to collect statistics about the use of our offerings. The legal basis for processing these personal data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. You have the option of blocking tracking activities carried out by third parties.

  • Adobe Analytics & Adobe Target

    We use Adobe Analytics analysis software and Adobe Target personalisation software to collect statistical data about the use of Viega websites and apps and to improve and personalise our offerings accordingly.

    Adobe Analytics is a statistics program that records usage data in anonymised or pseudonymised form and allows us to carry out a pseudonymised analysis of user behaviour.

    This means that information transferred by your browser is collected and evaluated.

    We use Adobe Target to carry out A/B and multivariate tests. In these tests, different versions of the website which differ in content or design are displayed. By comparing user behaviour for each version, we can identify which version elicits the best response from visitors to the website and improve our offerings based on this. We can also display context-dependent notes via Adobe Target and inform users of current activities and offerings.

    None of the evaluations are personalised. All the data are anonymised or pseudonymised, which means that personal identifiers are replaced by a code with the aim of making it impossible or very difficult to identify the person in question.

    IP addresses are anonymised immediately after being processed and before being stored by replacing the last octet of the IP address with zeros. This is done before geolocation so that only the approximate location of your end device can be identified. This approximate location is stored for statistical analysis but is not combined with your IP address.

    Category

    • IP address
    • Browser information (languages, version, settings, add-ons installed etc.)
    • Technical data relating to the operating system and the screen resolution
    • User behaviour (clicks and their location)
    • Cookies stored

     

    You can find a detailed list of the information that is transferred on the Adobe website.

    Cookie information

    Adobe Analytics also uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your end device (for example, your PC or smartphone) via your web browser or other programs. They are stored locally on your end device and saved for future use.

    Adobe Analytics uses the following cookies:

    • Session cookies (to identify a session, storage period: one session)
    • Long-term cookies (to identify new/regular customers: 6 months)
    • Opt-out cookies (to block tracking: 60 months)

     

    Users can choose in their browser settings whether or not cookies can be stored. You can object at any time to your data being collected and stored in future by Adobe Analytics. To do so, click on the following button:

    Deactivate Adobe Analytics

    By clicking on the button, you store an opt-out cookie on your end device. Please note that if you delete all the cookies on your end device, you will also delete this opt-out cookie. This means that if you want to continue preventing Adobe Analytics from collecting your data, you will have to store the opt-out cookie again. The opt-out cookie is stored for each browser and end device. If you visit our website from home and at work or using different browsers, you must activate the opt-out cookie in the different browsers and on the different computers.

    Disclosure

    The data collected by Adobe Analytics are processed in pseudonymised form and stored in the European data centres of our data processor Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4–6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland (hereinafter "Adobe"). However, access to stored information by the parent company of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited (Adobe Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA) cannot be ruled out. For this reason, EU standard contractual clauses that take into account the risks for the users of our website have been concluded with Adobe Incorporated in order to ensure an appropriate safeguard for data processing in third countries. 

    You can find the options to fully object to your personal data being collected by Adobe on the website of Adobe Incorporated: http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html

    Storage period

    Until the cookies on your end device are deleted.

    Legal basis

    The legal basis for processing these personal data is our legitimate interest in collecting data about the use of our website and data required to improve our website (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

  • Webtrekk Analytics

    We use Webtrekk Analytics analysis software to collect statistical data about the use of Viega websites and apps and to improve our offerings accordingly.

    Webtrekk Analytics is a statistics program that records usage data in anonymised or pseudonymised form and allows us to carry out a pseudonymised analysis of user behaviour. This means that information transferred by your browser is collected and evaluated. None of the evaluations are personalised. All the data are anonymised or pseudonymised, which means that personal identifiers are replaced by a code with the aim of making it impossible or very difficult to identify the person in question.

    IP addresses are anonymised immediately after being processed and before being stored.

    Category

    • IP address
    • Browser information (languages, version, settings, add-ons etc.)
    • Technical data relating to the operating system and the screen resolution
    • User behaviour (clicks and their location)
    • Cookies

     

    You can find a detailed list of the information that is transferred on the Webtrekk website.

    Cookie information

    Webtrekk Analytics also uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your end device (for example, your PC or smartphone) via your web browser or other programs. They are stored locally on your end device and saved for future use.

    Webtrekk uses the following cookies:

    • Session cookies (to identify a session, storage period: one session)
    • Long-term cookies (to identify new/regular customers: 6 months)
    • Opt-out cookies (to block tracking: 60 months)

    Users can choose in their browser settings whether or not cookies can be stored. You can object at any time to your data being collected and stored in future by Webtrekk Analytics. To do this, click on the following link: https://www.webtrekk.com/de/index/opt-out-webtrekk/abmeldung-vom-tracking. By clicking on the link, you store an opt-out cookie on your end device. Please note that if you delete all the cookies on your end device, you will also delete this opt-out cookie. This means that if you want to continue preventing Webtrekk Analytics from collecting your data, you will have to store the opt-out cookie again. The opt-out cookie is stored for each browser and end device. If you visit our website from home and at work or using different browsers, you must activate the opt-out cookie in the different browsers and on the different computers.

    Disclosure

    The data that are collected will not be disclosed to third parties.

    Storage period

    Until the cookies on your end device are deleted.

    Legal basis

    The legal basis for processing these personal data is our legitimate interest in collecting data about the use of our website (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

  • Tracking of content and the options for blocking it
    Tracking in third-party content

    In some of our applications we provide you with content from third-party providers. We have no influence over the type of tracking used in this content, because the original provider is responsible for this. However, we still offer you the opportunity to block this type of tracking, at least within the Viega environment.

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