Privacy Policy

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).

We may collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the applicable data protection regulations. We protect your privacy and your private information.

This privacy policy governs the extent to which we collect, process and use personal information about you.

This privacy statement applies exclusively to www.signium.com. The pages in this site may contain links to third party websites. Our privacy policy does not extend to these pages. When you leave our website, it is recommended that you carefully read the privacy policy of each new website that collects personally identifiable information.

By agreeing to the following privacy policy, you consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations and the following provisions.

1. Collection of data

1.1 Informative use of the website

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:

• Date and time of the request
• Greenwich mean time (GMT)
• Page content of the request
• Access status / HTTP status code
• Amount of data transmitted
• Website that receives the request
• Browser
• Operating system and its interface
• Language and Version of the browser software
• IP address

The IP address of your computer is stored only for the time of your use of the website and is deleted when your web 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.

 

1.2 Contact by e-mail or fax

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.

2. Disclosure of data

We do not share your personal information with third parties, unless you have consented to the data transfer or this is necessary for the purpose of contract execution or we are entitled or obliged to data transfer due to statutory provisions and / or official or judicial orders.

3. Cookies

In addition to the aforementioned usage data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. These are small text files that are stored on your device and through which we receive certain information. However, cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. We use cookies to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, like a local version of the website in a local language.

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.

4. Social media plug-ins

We currently use the AddToAny social media plug-in on our website. This allows you to share content from our website on your social media platforms such as LinedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that by visiting our site, initially no personal data will be passed on to the provider of the corresponding plug-in or the social media platforms.

We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. The plug-in provider will only receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online service, as long as you click on the marked field and activate it. Furthermore, the under point. 1.1 and 3 of this policy.

Please note that activation of the plug-in will transfer personal data from you to the respective plug-in provider and store it there (with US providers in the USA). Data collection is mainly done by the plug-in providers via cookies, so we recommend that you delete all cookies before you click on the security settings of your browser.

We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations. We are also unaware of the full scope of data collection, processing purposes and retention 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 the form of usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or tailor-made design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for non-logged-in users) for the presentation of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these usage profiles. To exercise, you must 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 content offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interest, specifically the needs-oriented design of the website).

AddToAny is compatible by default with the European General Data Protection Regulation, and the California Consumer Privacy Act. See the AddToAny Privacy Policy for more information.

5. YouTube

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.

For more information on the purpose and scope of your data collection and processing through YouTube, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy. You'll also get more information about your rights and Google privacy settings here.

6. Google Maps

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.

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 policy of the provider. You can also find out more about your rights and Google privacy settings here.

7. Data security

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.

8. Change of privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time in the future. The current version is always available on the website.

9. Rights

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.

10. Contact

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.
150 N Wacker Dr. Suite 1040
Chicago, IL USA 60606
Phone: +1.312.564.5890
E-Mail:
privacy@signium.com