Data protection declaration

General information on the handling of your data

The protection of your data is very important for SYNMONDIS. We therefore want you to understand the handling of your data by SYNMONDIS. The following data protection principles of ours describe in detail what information we collect about you and what happens to these data. Please take the time to read our data protection principles. You hereby explicitly agree that you have read and noted the information below and you give your consent to the data processing listed below.

1. Note for children and young people

Unfortunately, people under the age of 18 are not permitted to use our service. By submitting this declaration of consent, you give assurance that you are over 18 years of age.

2. What data does SYNMONDIS collect?

In order for you to be able to make use of the products and services we offer, we have to collect the following data from you:

x) E-mail address and Password
x) First Name and Last Name
x) Occupation
x) Account Type
x) Company/Institution Name
x) Sector
x) Country
x) City
x) Zip Code
x) Address & Number
x) All indicated offer and enquiry data as well as contact details

In addition, the following information will be collected that are incurred when the page is called up:

x) Name of the page from which the current page or file has been requested
x) Date and time of the request
x) Data volume transmitted
x) Access status (page transmitted, page not found, etc.)
x) Type and operating system of the web browser used
x) IP address of the user and if applicable its domain name and/or the name of your Internet service provider

We only save these data to safeguard the system security and they are deleted again immediately after the purpose is reached. Further analyses are only carried out in anonymous form for statistical purposes. There is no linking with personal data.

Newsletter:

In order to be able to configure our newsletter ideally in accordance with the interests and wishes of our users, the clicks on the links in the e-mail newsletter are registered and saved using pseudonyms. The usage profiles resulting in this way are of course kept strictly separate from the personal data of the respective subscription of the newsletter and not merged with them.

Right of revocation:

If you are not in agreement that we save and use your usage characteristics in the form described above to improve our offer, you can prevent this by objecting to this data collection and usage, without indicating grounds.

Please send your objection to: support@synmondis.net

Please note that the dispatch of the newsletter will cease on receipt of your objection. You can also send your objection to the postal address SYNMONDIS GmbH, Marktplatz 3, A-2193 Wilfersdorf.

3. Cookies

We would like to inform you that SYNMONDIS uses so-called "cookies" in the scope described below. You hereby explicitly agree that you consent to the use of cookies by us for the purposes indicated below.

What are cookies: Cookies are alphanumeric identification marks that we send to your computer via your web browser. They make it possible for our systems to temporarily distinguish your browser from others.

The help function in the menu bar of most web browsers will explain to you how you set your browser so that it does not accept any cookies any more, or only accepts them with restrictions. You will also find out there how you have to configure your browser so that it informs you when a cookie is "offered" to your computer. Unfortunately, you can only use and experience the functionality of our website in full with an activated cookie acceptance. We therefore recommend that you leave the cookie function of your server switched on when you visit our pages.

We also recommend that you log off in full at all times after using a computer that you share with others and whose browser of the cookie is set so that the computer accepts cookies.

What cookies do we use? Firstly, we send you so-called "persistent" cookies with the aid of which we record the enquiry criteria entered by you within the framework of our database and save for our internal analyses. We would like to use the data collected in this way, of course in anonymous form, to be able to align our offering even better to the requirements of our customers. If you wish to prevent this procedure, you can do so by deactivating the cookie. The deactivation does not have any influence on the availability or depiction of our site.

Secondly, we use so-called "session cookies" with the aid of which you will be given an anonymous session ID for the duration of a visit to our pages. This session ID makes it possible for us to recognise you again as a certain anonymous user. We can thus guarantee continuity for you during your visit and, for instance, avoid you having to be regularly confronted with the same advertising insertions. The session cookie and your session ID will be deleted immediately at the end of your visit to our site. If you do not accept this cookie, it is unfortunately not possible for us to provide you with a perfectly functioning marketplace.

Google AdSense

The website www.synmondis.net uses Google AdSense, a web ad service of Google Inc. (”Google”). Google AdSense uses "cookies" that are saved on your computer and that permit an analysis of the usage of the website by you and an automatic provision of ads. Google AdSense also uses so-called "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information. Through the use of the web beacon, simple activities such as visitor traffic on the website can be recorded and collected.

The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon regarding your usage of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and ads for the website operators and to provide other services associated with the website usage and the Internet usage.

Google may also transmit this information to third parties if this is stipulated by law or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google combine your IP address with other data of Google. Third parties will also place cookies on your browser and also use the data collected in this way in anonymised form for advertising purposes or to advertise our product. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would like to point out to you that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (”Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are saved on your computer and that permit an analysis of the usage of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website will usually be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. In the event of IP anonymization being activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be communicated to a server of Google in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide other services associated with the website usage and the Internet usage towards the website operator. The IP address communicated by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data of Google. You can prevent the saving of the cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would like to point out to you that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and relating to the usage of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Further information on terms and conditions of usage and data protection can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and/or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. We would like to point out to you that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to guarantee an anonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

4. For what purposes does SYNMONDIS use your data?

The most important information at the outset:

Your registration data will not be sold or forwarded to third parties for other commercial reasons without authorisation.

Our service of offering a market platform for providers of and parties interested in economic activities aims in particular to establish contact between providers and interested parties.

This is done, among others, by forwarding certain contact information that enable the users to negotiate directly with one another.

The contact information forwarded for this purpose is:
x) all information that you have provided when placing the offer or request on the platform and indicating the contact person or author.

In order to offer you a service that is as comprehensive as possible, we also use your data to send you suitable additional information of our own or from third parties (with advertising for products) that is associated with all services, e.g. an intended transaction and the services of SYNMONDIS GmbH (cf. Clause 7 of our General Terms and Conditions of Business for the collaboration with providers of economic activities).

If you do not wish to receive such e-mails, you can unsubscribe to them at any time by a corresponding notification by e-mail to support@synmondis.net.

We save and process the data communicated by you to us (country, sector, volume, etc.) for the purpose of statistical analyses incl. their publication beyond the duration of the advertising. You can object to the additional saving of your contact information after expiry of the term of advertising.

The objection is to be sent to support@synmondis.net.

In some areas we make it possible to rate services found via our platform and offered by partner and third-party companies as an aid for other users. For this purpose, we will send you an e-mail with which we ask you to submit such a rating; however, giving a rating is voluntary.

In addition, we use your data if this is necessary for the implementation and handling of contractual relationships that we have entered into, for instance for the sending of invoices or to make contact if there are any problems.

Finally, we use the data of all participants in order to, in the interest of our honest users, effectively counter any misuse on our market place and in order to protect our customers in these cases.

So that your offers are noted by as many interested parties as possible, we also disseminate ads in places via cooperating marketplaces.

This includes of course us forwarding your contact details (cf. above) to the cooperating marketplace. Information about our partner marketplaces can be obtained from: support@synmondis.net

If you do not want this additional service, you can object to the associated forwarding of your data at any time by a corresponding notification by e-mail to support@synmondis.net.

5. May SYNMONDIS forward your data to others?

Apart from the cases indicated under Clause 4, we fundamentally do not forward your data to third parties.

However, there may be exceptional circumstances in which we are obligated by law to forward your personal details to third parties, for instance within the framework of state prosecution measures.

In the event of misuse of the SYNMONDIS marketplace that is the subject of a complaint, the requirement for a forwarding of data to other users is that there are substantiated and documented indications of the misuse.

Some companies offer services that are associated with SYNMONDIS. If you use these services and provide personal details about yourself there or give consent to data being saved, the use of your data is subject to the data protection regulations of this company.

In order to make it easier for you to use the SYNMONDIS marketplace, we support you in places with using the services of these companies by forwarding personal details.

However, such forwarding is only done if you have been informed about the forwarding and you have explicitly consented to the forwarding.

As we cannot check the usage of data by other companies, you should inform yourself about their handling of your data before you use their services.

6. What should you note when handling the data of other users?

In order to make business correspondence easier between members of the SYNMONDIS community, our service makes it possible for you to access certain contact information of other users (cf. above under Clause 3).

By consenting to our general terms and conditions of business, you undertake to only use these personal data for the following purposes:

Communication that is associated with the content placed with SYNMONDIS but not unrequested advertising content,

Other purposes for which the respective user has given his/her explicit consent.

SYNMONDIS and its members do not tolerate any harassment through the sending of unrequested advertising e-mails (spam).

It is thus not permitted for you to include the e-mail address of a user in your e-mail distribution list or in another address list without the respective user having given you his/her explicit consent to this.

7. How do others handle your data?

Unless otherwise stated, these principles only address our use and the utilisation of your personal data.

Please note: In the scope in which you forward your data to third parties whether to providers or consumers on our website or on other Internet sites, your data can be used there for diverse purposes.

If you use services of third parties, the General Terms and Conditions of Business and data protection guidelines of these companies apply. SYNMONDIS does not check these terms and conditions and guidelines. We recommend that you find out about these providers and their handling of your data before you use their services and disclose your personal details in return.

Please note in this context that always when you have clicked on an external link you will be forwarded to the website of another Internet provider.

There is the possibility that users will be active in our marketplace who are domiciled outside of the countries of the European Union. Please note that it therefore cannot be entirely excluded that forwarded contact information could also be processed outside of the EU.

8. Your rights

Do you have any questions with regard to the processing and usage of your personal details? Each user has the right to receive information on request free of charge about the personal details saved about him/her. Pursuant to the statutory provisions, you also have a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these personal details.

If you have any questions, please contact support@synmondis.net.