Updated 17 March 2020
Signium International, Inc. (Signium) is the operator of the website www.signium.com and is responsible for the personal data of website visitors under Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO).
Each time you access one page of our website and each time a file is accessed, access data about that process is stored in a log file on the server.
This access data includes the following information:
The IP address of your computer is stored only for the time of your use of the website and is deleted or anonymized immediately after your browser is closed.
We collect the aforementioned data because this is technically necessary for you to be able to view our website and to ensure the stability and security of the website. The legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest, specifically the needs-oriented design of the website).
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses small text files (“cookies”) on your device to allow us to analyze visitor behavior with a pseudonym. Information about your visitor behavior stored in cookies is transferred to web servers of Google in the USA and will be stored there. For this website, the function anonymize IP has been activated – therefore Google will anonymize your IP address on Google servers within the EU or the EEC prior to the transfer of data to the USA. In rare cases full IP addresses may be transferred to the USA and will then be anonymized there.
Google will use the information transferred as a Processor (GDPR Article 28) to analyze your visitor behavior, to provide web activity reports, and to provide services in relation to website use.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics here
You may prevent the storage of cookies (including your IP address) by using appropriate settings in your browser and object to further processing by installing a browser plugin. Alternatively, you may store an opt-out cookie on your device to prevent future analysis of your visitor behavior. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, this may affect the functionality of the website.
If you contact us by e-mail or fax, the information you provide will be stored and processed in order to process the request, as well as in case of follow-up questions. We will delete the relevant data after the storage is no longer required or restrict the processing if statutory retention periods exist.
We do not share your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes. Your data may be shared if we are entitled or obliged to data transfer due to statutory provisions and / or official or judicial orders. If you contact a Signium office or Consultant via a contact form on our website, your submitted data will be shared as a legitimate business interest with the Signium location/Signium person specified at the top of the form.
We only collect “session” cookies, which are not usually stored after your browsing session has ended. These are used to establish your approximate location and to serve up the website in the appropriate country and local language. (IP address collection happens during this process.)
You may delete and block all cookies, or just certain types of cookies, via your browser settings. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, this may affect the functionality of the website.
You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and reject all cookies. Non-acceptance of cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
We currently use the following social media plug-ins on our website: Google+, Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn.
We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that, by visiting our website, no personal data is initially passed on to providers of such plug-ins.
The provider of the plug-in can be identified on our website by the corresponding logo. Via the respective button we provide the opportunity to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in. The plug-in provider only receives the information that you have accessed its website through our online service, if you click on the designated field and activate it. Furthermore, the information according to no. 1.1 and 3 of this policy will be transmitted.
According to the information of the provider when using the Xing plug-in, the IP address will be anonymized immediately after collection.
Please note that by activating of the plug-in personal data about you will be transferred to and stored by the respective plug-in provider (in case of US providers in the USA). Data collection is mainly done by plug-in providers via cookies. So we recommend to delete all cookies on the security settings of your browser before clicking on the button.
We have no influence on the collected data and the data processing operations. We are also not aware of the full scope of the data collection, the purpose of the processing and the storage periods. In addition, we have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.
The respective plug-in provider stores the data collected about you in profiles and uses them for marketing, market research and/or tailored design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for non-logged-in users) for the presentation of tailor-made advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object against the creation of such usage profiles. To exercise, you need to contact the respective plug-in provider. The plug-ins allow us to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.
A transfer of data takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged-in . However, if you are logged in to the plug-in provider, your data collected from us will be assigned directly to your user account. If you activate the social media button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. For this reason, we recommend to log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating a button, as this will prevent you from being assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider.
For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the privacy statements of the relevant provider, which are provided below. You will also get further information about your rights and settings options to protect your privacy.
Addresses of respective plug-in providers und URL with privacy policies:
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google is part of the EU-US-Privacy-Shield
Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA. Twitter is part of EU-US-Privacy-Shield
Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE
LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. LinkedIn is part of the EU-US-Privacy-Shield
Our website may include YouTube videos that are stored on the website http://www.YouTube.com and are directly playable from our website. These are all embedded in “enhanced privacy mode”, which means that if you do not play the video, you will not transfer any data about you as a user to YouTube. Only when you play videos, the data mentioned in paragraph 2 will be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transfer.
By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or customization of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the formation of these user profiles. However, you must contact YouTube to exercise.
We use Google Maps to display maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or tailor-made website design.
Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise it.
We take all appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our systems are secured against unauthorized access. In particular, your personal data is encrypted with us. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
We expressly point out that despite all the technical precautions, the Internet does not permit absolute data security. We are not liable for acts of third parties.
You have the right of access, rectification or erasure, limitation of processing, opposition to processing and data portability with respect to personal data concerning you.
We also point out that deletion of user data is only possible if there are no legal provisions.
Information is always transmitted in electronic form (by e-mail). Should you exercise this possibility of providing information via e-mail, the specified e-mail address (both sender and recipient) will not be used for any purpose other than the provision of information and its documentation.
You also have the right to complain to us about the processing of your personal data by a data protection supervisory authority.
If we are legally required to disclose data to local, state, national or international authorities, we will comply with this obligation.
We will also disclose information to third parties when required by applicable laws and regulations.
In addition, we may disclose information in order to review, prevent or initiate any illegal activity or suspected fraud, or to enforce or enforce any of our contracts and license rights.
If you have questions, comments or inquiries regarding the collection, processing and use of your personal information by us, please contact us at the contact details provided.
Signium International, Inc.
110 N Wacker Dr. Suite 2500
Chicago, IL USA 60606
E-Mail: [email protected]
Signium welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that we have not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.