Statement of User Privacy

Carrier Kältetechnik Deutschland GmbH has created a website called www.carrier-kaeltetechnik.de designed exclusively for Carrier customers, i.e. operators of food markets, refrigeration systems, trade and industry, and other people with whom Carrier does business. www.carrier-kaeltetechnik.de should therefore be user-friendly and adapted to the special wishes and needs of each individual user. To facilitate this adaptation to the wishes and needs of users, it is important that you—our customer—understand that we need to record certain information from you, and that we intend to safeguard all information and data that we receive from you. This Data Protection Statement and the General Terms of Business for using the site describe the information which www.carrier-kaeltetechnik.de records, the way in which this information is used, and the terms and conditions for using this site. We recommend that you read through both of these documents carefully before you use the site. If you have questions, comments or any suggestions on how we can make the site even more useful for you, please send us an email from www.carrier-kaeltetechnik.de.

This Statement of User Privacy only relates to personal data recorded during visits to the website, not to personal data which is not processed in relation to the website.

Collecting access data and cookies

Every time a user accesses a page on our website and every time a file is opened, access data about this operation is stored in a log file on our server. Each data record consists of:

The stored data is only evaluated for statistical purposes, to identify technical problems, and to defend against hacking attacks. This data is not supplied to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies’, text files which are stored on your computer and are used to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there in exceptional cases. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to provide further services related to website activity and Internet usage for the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; please note however that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. You can also prevent the collection and disclosure of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Cookies may be used on some of the websites that are linked to ours, and we may not be able to alert you to this. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storing of cookies or configure your browser so that you are notified as soon as cookies are sent.

Transmitting personal data

Where the site offers the opportunity to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses), the user explicitly agrees to provide this data voluntarily. Your data will also be treated confidentially here. We store and use your personal data only to process your orders and to contact you; where this requires the forwarding of your personal data to third parties (e.g. participating service partners such as credit institutions, registrars, etc.), the data will be forwarded in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The scope of this forwarded data will be limited to the necessary minimum.

Right of access, rectification, blocking, and deletion

As a user, you have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored in relation to you free of charge on request. You also have the right, subject to statutory provisions, to the correction, blocking, and deletion of this personal data. If deletion contravenes statutory, contractual, commercial or tax law relating to data retention times, your data may be blocked instead of deleted.

Protection of minors

Although the Carrier website is not intended for children, Carrier is obligated to comply with all applicable laws and other requirements, e.g. § 8 Mediendienste-Staatsvertrag [German State Treaty on Media Services] or the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Carrier does not knowingly collect data from users who are minors. If Carrier becomes aware that collected data relate to children, Carrier will delete this data.

Periodic changes

In the course of expanding and improving the Carrier-Kaeltetechnik.de site and its associated products and services, we will endeavor to continually develop this procedural requirement. Please check this procedural requirement regularly for updates. We reserve the right to make modifications to this procedural requirement without notice.

Acceptance of Carrier’s user privacy practices

By using this website, you expressly agree that this website may collect and use information, including personal data, as described above; you accept this ‘Statement of User Privacy’; and you agree to comply with the terms of business displayed on the website. If you do not agree to these conditions, or if you do not consent to the collection or use of personal data, please do not use this website or provide any personal data.