Declaration of data protection

Legal advice

1. Data protection

Vereinigte Papierwarenfabriken GmbH, of Industriestrasse 6, D 91555 Feuchtwangen, Germany (referred to "we" hereinafter) is the operator of the www.vp-group.de web site (referred to as the "web site" hereinafter). We attach great importance to protecting your data. The following declaration of data protection explains the collection, processing and usage of your data within the framework of our web site. The web site can contain links to the offers of other suppliers, which this declaration of data protection does not cover. 

2. Personal data

Personal data is individual information about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. Such information typically includes the correct name, address, postal address and telephone number. The security of personal data is an important concern for us. For this reason, our web sites are operated in accordance with the legal provisions, especially those of the Tele-Media Law and the Federal Data Protection Law.

3. Using the web site without giving personal data

You can use our offer of information on our web site without having to give personal data.

a) Log files

When someone phones our web site, we receive information about the querying computer and the web browser, like the point in time of the call, the call's contents, the type of browser and the operating system. This data enables us to evaluate the usage of our web site and to optimize it. Complete IP addresses that could permit us to gain an inference about a certain user of the internet and therefore about a specific computer, will not be collected while doing so.

b) Cookies

So-called cookies will be set up when our web site is called, which are short data files of text that will be stored in your web browser. Such cookies are only valid for the duration of the browsing session and they will not be stored permanently but deleted automatically instead when you close your browser. These cookies enable us to process the queries from your browser on our web site and to assign them to a specific user, e.g., those contents which you have called up already or the products that were put on the list of noted articles. No data will be stored in the cookies which can be directly assigned to your person. The contents of the cookies will not be compiled together with the personal data either. The data that is stored in the cookies enables us to evaluate the usage of our web site and to optimize it, as well as to implement the list of noted articles.

You can prevent the cookies from being set up by deactivating the cookies in your web browser's settings and you can look at the content of the cookies and delete them at any time. If you deactivate the cookies, then you cannot use all of our web site's functions to the full extent in certain circumstances.

c) Google Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics, which is an analytical web service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics utilizes cookies. The information that the cookie generates about your use of this web site is transmitted to one of Google's servers in the USA and it is stored there as a rule. However, Google abbreviates your IP address in advance within the member states of the European Union or in the other countries that are contractual parties of the Convention about the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to one of Google's servers in the USA in exceptional cases and it will be abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of this web site's operator, in order to compile reports about the activities on the web site and in order to continue providing the services that are connected with using the web site and using the internet vis-à-vis the web site's operator. Google will not combine the IP address with other data that is transferred from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics.

You can prevent the cookies from being set up by deactivating the cookies in your web browser's settings and you can look at the content of the cookies as well as delete them at any time. If you deactivate the cookies, then you cannot use all of our web site's functions to the full extent.

In addition, you can prevent the the data that is generated by the cookie from being recorded, which is related to your usage of the web site (including your IP address) as well as prevent this data from being processing, by means of downloading and installing the browser plug-in device that is available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Besides that, you can prevent Google Analytics from recording the data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set up, which prevents your data from being recorded in future when you visit this web site: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You can find further information about Google Analytics' terms and conditions of usage and about data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/

4. Collecting, processing and usage of personal data

a) Generally

No personal datahttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en will be collected via our web sites without the user's consent. The user decides whether or not he wants to announce his personal data within the framework of an enquiry. 

b) Making contact

If you make contact with us via the contact form or by e-mail, then we will collect the personal data that you give while doing so, including the content of your enquiry. It is obligatory to give the name and firm, as well as the e-mail address and the postal address when using the contact form.

We will use this data in order to process your enquiry and to send you materials or samples for example. We are allowed to utilize your personal data - within the framework of the legal provisions - for advertising purposes and for researching the markets and opinions, insofar as you do not oppose this permission.

c) Forwarding of data to third parties

Our employees are obligated to secrecy. If necessary, we will forward the requisite details of your personal data to external service-providers if we send you materials or samples.

Otherwise, we will only forward personal data to third parties, e.g., to the law-enforcement authorities, whenever we are legally obligated to do so. 

5. Your rights

You have the right to receive information from us about the personal data relating to your person that we have stored. It must be demonstrated within the framework of seeking the information that the person who is seeking the information is actually the person about whom the information is being demanded. The information will be given in writing, insofar as no other form of giving it is reasonable because of particular circumstances.

You have the right to demand that irrelevant data is reported and to demand the deletion of data which is not needed any more. The data will not be deleted but blocked instead, insofar as there are existing legal duties to safeguard the data, e.g., for commercial correspondence according to commercial law and tax law.

You can oppose at any time that your data will be utilized in future for the purposes of advertising and for researching the markets or opinions.

Please contact the address that is mentioned in Clause 7 in order to assert your rights. 

6. Data security

The internet is a publicly accessible system. If personal data will be disclosed online or transmitted by e-mail, then this will take place at your own risk. The data can be lost on the way or it can fall into the hands of unauthorized third parties. We take reasonable precautions in order to ensure that the personal data which we store is secure. All of the data will be conscientiously protected from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure.

7. Responsible body and contact

Vereinigte Papierwarenfabriken GmbH, of Industriestrasse 6, D 91555 Feuchtwangen, in Germany (e-mail: contact@vp-group.de) is the responsible body for collecting, processing and using the user's personal data.