Privacy Policy

The United Digital Group GmbH, Große Elbstraße 279, 22767 Hamburg, collects and uses your personal data in strict accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the following we would like to brief you on the nature, extent and purposes of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this briefing on our internet site via the following link: https://www.udg.de/en/privacy-policy

Collection and Storage of Data for Intrasystem and Statistical Purposes

For technical reasons, every time you access our website, your internet browser automatically provides our web server with the following data;

  • The current IP address of the internet connection you are using
  • In the case that you are visiting our website via a link, the page from which you visited our site
  • The webpages that you visit within our website
  • The date and time of your visit
  • The operating system you used, the name of the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and the version of the browser

This data will be saved anonymously and used solely for statistical purposes (such as to see how often certain pages on our website are visited) or for technical network and system monitoring to ascertain any failures in the operation of the server (Logfiles).

Other Data Processing

Insofar as a contractual relationship is to be established between you and UDG, or provisions of such an agreement are to be specified or changed, we will collect and process other data. Any data gathered for this purpose will solely be used to the extent necessary for the performance of the contract.

Please keep in mind when corresponding via email that this is not a secure form of communication and that the content is not protected against unauthorised access by third parties. We recommend that the post be used for secure communications.

Right to Reserve Consent

Where we wish collect, use or transmit personal data for purposes other than those outlined above, we will seek to obtain your express and voluntary consent in advance. To the extent that it is legally and technically possible, the use of our offer will not be dependent on the grant of your consent.

Any consent granted with respect to the further use of your personal data can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Please address the revocation to Please turn on Javascript.

Sharing Personal Data with Third Parties

We will only use your personal data for the distinct purposes outlined above. The data will not be shared with third parties.

Where we mandate third parties with data processing to help us perform the contract, we ensure that these third parties commit to uphold our data protection standards and we reserve the right to verify that these standards and the legal provisions are being upheld. Even in such a case, UDG will remain legally responsible for upholding the legal data protection provisions (“Commissioned Data Processing”).

Security Measures

UDG has implemented specific security measures in both organisational and technical respects to protect your personal data. The security measures correspond to the technological state of the art and require constant updating to respond to new developments.

Where data is gathered for the preparation or fulfilment of a contract, state of the art technology will be used to encrypt all communications with us in order to prevent abuse by third parties.

Storage and Deletion of Personal Data

All of your personal data that we store will – as soon as it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected – be directly and irrevocably deleted, unless we are required by law to continue to store said data. Where we are required by law to continue to store the data, it will be irrevocably deleted after the expiry of the legally prescribed period of for the preservation of data.

Cookies

Sometimes, so-called “cookies” might be used on our website. These are small text files that are transferred from our web server to your workstation. Cookies serve to recognise the workstation used during the next visit and to inform the server of when you last visited which pages on our homepage. No personal data is contained in the cookies and the cookies are also not linked to any other personal data that we have stored. Cookies can only identify the workstation used, not the user.

If you still do not wish to accept any cookies, you can find out how to deactivate the cookie function in the help section of your browser. This will not restrict the use of our website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are saved on your computer and which make it possible to analyse how you have used the website. Normally, the information gathered by the cookie about your use of this website will be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Where the anonymisation of the IP address is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within one of the Member States of the European Union or the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases, the complete IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate the use of the website in order to produce reports on the website activity and render other services related to the use of the website and the internet. The IP addresses transferred from your browser by way of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google. You can use the settings in your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved; please note, however, that disabling cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of this website to the full extent. In addition, you can download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link to prevent both the data gathered by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transferred to and used by Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

In light of discussions on the use of Analysetools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the add-on “_anonymizelp()” and that IP addresses are therefore only analysed in their abbreviated form in order to prevent them from being linked to a particular individual.
We also use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords and the Double-Click Cookie for statistical purposes. Should you not wish for this to occur, deactivate it via the ads settings manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de).

Facebook-Plug-ins

We use so-called social plug-ins, such as the “like” button, from the network facebook.com. These plug-ins are offered and operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA and are clearly marked with the Facebook logo. When you open one of our pages that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a connection to the Facebook server. The content of this plug-in is directly transferred to your browser by Facebook and, accordingly, shown on our website, although we do not have any influence on the content of this plug-in.

Facebook can, under certain circumstances, track your visit to our pages that use Facebook plug-ins and attribute it to a Facebook account when you are registered with Facebook or recently visited a webpage from Facebook or visited a website with Facebook content. When you actively use plug-ins (e.g. click on the like button) certain information will also be transferred directly to Facebook via your browser, although we do not have any influence on this. More precise information about the nature, purpose and extent and the further processing and use of your data by Facebook can be found in Facebook’s privacy information. This also contains more information about your data protection rights and the individual settings designed to protect your privacy.

Facebook data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

If you not want Facebook to be able to match your visit to our webpage with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Add-ons for your browser, such as the “Facebook Blocker”, for example, can also be used to block Facebook’s social plug-ins.

Facebook Blocker: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/

Google+1

We use the “+1” button from Google’s Google+ social network on our website. The button can be identified by the “+1”, which is written on a white or coloured background.

When you access one of our websites that uses this button, your browser will establish a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1” button is transferred directly to your browser and integrated into the website by Google. We therefore have no influence over the scope of the data collected by Google through the button.

The Google server is informed about which of our websites you recently visited. When a “+1” button is shown, Google records your browser history for a period of up to two weeks for the purpose of system maintenance and debugging. There is no further analysis of your visit to one of websites with the “+1” button.

If you click on the “+1” button while you are logged on to Google+, Google will gather information about your chosen URL, your IP address and other browser-related information via your Google profile, so that your “+1” recommendations can be saved and shared. Your “+1” recommendations can be displayed as suggestions together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and ads on the internet.

When you do not have a Google+ profile and have not logged on via Google or if you don’t want Google to gather data about you when you access our website or to link this data with your saved Google profile, you have to log out of Google+ and Google before visiting out internet site.

You can find more information about the purpose, extent and use of your data by Google, about your rights in this respect and about your profile settings in Google’s data protection policy.

Google’s data protection policy: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

Twitter

Our websites incorporates functions of the service Twitter. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA. Using Twitter and the function “Re-Tweet” will link sites that you have visited to your Twitter account and share them with other users. For this, data is also transferred to Twitter.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of the webpage, we have no knowledge of the content of either the data that is transferred to Twitter or the use of this data by Twitter. Further information can be found in Twitter’s Privacy Statement.

Twitter’s Data Protection Statement: https://twitter.com/privacy

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings under: http://twitter.com/account/settings

Contact Person, Rights to Access and Rectify Personal Information

Should you have any questions or comments about our data protection policy, please feel free to contact us at any time.

You also have the right at any time to information about whether and which personal data about you has been saved by us. If desired, this information can also be furnished electronically. You have the right to have unauthorised data deleted/blocked and incorrect data corrected. Upon request, we can provide you with further information about this at any time.

Or contact us directly. Our address can be found under: https://www.udg.de/en/legal-notice.

Updates to the Privacy Policy

UDG reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy in line with technical developments or in response to new services or products. The latest version can always be found on our website under https://www.udg.de/en/privacy-policy.