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Privacy Policy

The PyroScience GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

1. Notice concerning the party responsible
The party responsible for processing data is:

PyroScience GmbH
represented by
Dr. Roland Thar
Hubertusstr. 35
52064 Aachen
Germany
Tel.: +49 241 518322-10
Email: info@pyro-science.com

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

2. General information on data processing

2.1. Scope of the processing of personal data
We are collecting and using personal data of our users in principle only as far as it is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. Collection and use of our users’ personal data is carried out regularly only after the users’ approval. There is one exception for such cases where it is impossible to ask the user previously for his approval for factual reasons and where processing the data is allowed by legal stipulations.

2.2. Legal basis for processing of personal data
As far as we are asking for the consent of the respective person to the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as legal basis.
With the processing of personal data which are necessary to fulfil a contract where the respective person is a contractual party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as legal basis. This also applies to procedures which are required for carrying out pre-contractual measures.
As far as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation which our company is subject to, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as legal basis.
In case of vital interests of a person involved or another natural person require processing of the personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as legal basis.
If processing of the data is necessary to meet rightful interests of our company or a third party and if the interests, basic rights and fundamental freedoms of the involved person are not affected by the interests mentioned before, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR are the legal basis for processing the data.

2.3. Deleting of data and duration of storage
The personal data of the respective person are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage lapses. Moreover, storage can be necessary when this was stipulated by European or national legislators in Union regulations, laws, or other provisions the person responsible is subject to. Blocking or deleting of the data is also done if a storage period stipulated by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a necessity to further store the data for the purpose of concluding a contract or fulfilment of a contract.

2.4. SSL or TLS encryption
The website of PyroScience GmbH uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

3. Data collection on our website
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

3.1. Cookies

3.1.1. Description and scope of data processing
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this
website may be limited.
In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

3.1.2. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies
on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.

Browser plug-in
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website
(including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.

Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data”.

Archiving period
Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 month. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

3.1.3. Googles Ads and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online promotional program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In conjunction with Google Ads, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click on an ad posted by Google, a cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognise that the user has clicked on an ad and has been
linked to this page.
A different cookie is allocated to every Google Ads customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via websites of Google Ads customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is used to generate Conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking. The users receive the total number of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow them to personally identify these users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you have the option to object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your web browser under user settings. If you do this, you will not be
included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.
The storage of “Conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
To review more detailed information about Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

3.2. Server-Log-Files

3.2.1. Description and scope of data processing
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in so called server log files. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Anonymized Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • Anonymized IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

3.2.2. Legal basis for data processing
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

3.2.3. Purpose of data processing
Storage in log files is done to ensure functionality of the web page. In addition, the data serve to maintain safety of our information technological systems. There is no evaluation of the data for marketing purposes in this context. These purposes are also our rightful interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3.2.4. Duration of storage
Data of the Server-Log-Files are stored temporarily and will be deleted automatically after a few weeks.

3.3. Contact form and Email contact

3.3.1. Scope of the processing of personal data
On our website, a contact form is available that can be used for electronic contacting. If a user takes this opportunity, his data entered in the input mask are being transmitted to us and stored.
These data are:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Institution (optional)
  • Country
  • Your message

As an alternative, it is possible to enter into contact by the provided email address. In this case, personal data of the user transmitted with the email are stored. In this context, there is no transfer of the data to a third party. The data are only used to process the conversation.

3.3.2. Legal basis for data processing
Provided the user gave his consent, legal basis for processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
Legal basis for the processing of data transmitted whilst sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In case the email contact is made with the intention to conclude a contract, in addition Art. 6 para. 1 lit b GDPR is legal basis for processing of the data.

3.3.3. Purpose of data processing
Processing the personal data from the input mask serves only to handle the contact request. In case of entering into contact by email, herein is also the necessary justified interest in processing the data.

3.3.4. Duration of storage
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to serve the purpose of their storage. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by email this is the case as soon as the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation has ended at that point when it can be gathered from the circumstances that the respective state of affairs was cleared up completely.
Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

3.3.5. Possibility of lodging an objection and of elimination
There is always the possibility for the user to revoke his consent to the processing of his personal data. In case the user takes up contact with us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data any time. In such case, the conversation cannot be continued. In this case, all personal data stored during entering into contact are eliminated.

3.4. Newsletter
To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. Verification of the specified email address is necessary and the receipt of the newsletter has to be agreed. We will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving our newsletter.
Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes remains unaffected.

4. Rights of the person concerned
In case your personal data are being processed, you are a person concerned according to GDPR and you have the following rights against the responsible:

4.1 Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation

4.2 Right to file complaint with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

4.3 Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

4.4 Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.