Data protection

1. Introduction

We, Vereinigte Informationssysteme Tierhaltung w.V., hereinafter referred to as vit w.V., take the protection of your personal data very seriously and ensure we comply in full with the stipulations of data protection legislation.
The following declaration provides you with an overview of how we ensure this protection and the type of data we collect and why.

2. Information about the collection of personal data

The following serves to inform you of the personal data collected during your use of this website. Personal data are data that refer to you as a person, for instance your name, address, email addresses, IP addresses, user behaviour, etc.

3. Provider identification

The service provider in the meaning of Art. 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the responsible party pursuant to Art. 3 Paragraph 7 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) is vit w.V. (see also our legal notice: www.vit.de/index.php.

4. Data security

We maintain technical means to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from risks occurring during data transfer and from unauthorised access by or disclosure to third parties.  These means are routinely updated to reflect the current technological standards.

5. Collection of personal data when the website is used for informational purposes only

When you use this website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not log in or register or send us information via any other means, we do not collect any personal data with the exception of the data transferred by your browser to enable you to visit the website. These data are:
•    IP address
•    Date and time of the request
•    Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
•    Content of the request (concrete page)
•    Access status/HTTP status code
•    Transferred data quantity in each case
•    Referring website
•    Browser
•    Operating system and its interface
•    Language and version of the browser software
•    The country in which the visitor is located

6. Collection of personal data when using serv.it products

vit w.V. collects additional data from persons who use our serv.it products. These data are collected for the purpose of contract performance. They include, among others, address and communication data and the IP address last used to access the website. vit w.V. does not collect any content-related data and cannot access your connection on account of end-to-end encryption.

7. Information on the use of cookies

Cookies will also be stored on your computer when you use this website. Cookies are small text files generated automatically by your browser and stored on your end device by the website setting the cookie (in this case us). They are used to collect specific information. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transfer viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the website all in all more user-friendly and effective.
We use cookies to identify you during subsequent visits should you have an account with us. You would otherwise have to log in each time you visit our website. 
The information we save with the help of cookies is kept separate from any other personal data we may have stored about you. In particular, the data collected through cookies are not linked to your other personal data. 
This website also uses persistent cookies. Persistent cookies are deleted automatically on expiry of a specified period of time that can differ from cookie to cookie. The persistent cookies we use expire around 3 hours after their last use or after you close your browser.
You can delete these cookies at any time via your browser's security settings. 

8. Use of Matomo

This website uses Matomo, a web analysis service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St., 6011 Wellington, New Zealand ("Matomo"). Matomo uses so-called "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. These data can be used to create and evaluate pseudonymised user profiles. The data collected using Matomo technology, including your pseudonymised IP address, are processed on our servers. The information contained in the pseudonymised  user profile created by the cookie are not used to identify visitors to this website in person and are not linked to personal data relating to the bearer of the pseudonym. You have the option to decide here whether a clearly identified web analysis cookie that enables the collection and analysis of various statistical data may be installed in your browser.
If you decide against its installation, please click on the following link to install the Matomo deactivation cookie in your browser.
Your visit to this website is currently being logged by the Matomo web analysis service. Click here to prevent your visit from being logged. For further information on terms of use and data protection please visit matomo.org/terms/ and matomo.org/privacy-policy/

9. Using the functions of our website

In addition to using our website for purely informational purposes, you may also make use of various services we offer that may be of interest to you. To do so, you will usually have to provide additional personal data that we will use to provide the requested service. Options to provide additional personal data voluntarily are identified accordingly.

9.1 Using the "Contact" function

When you contact us via email or via the contact form, we will store your email address and, if disclosed by you, your name and telephone number for the purpose of answering your questions.

9.2 Using the "Support" function

You will be prompted to send an email when you submit a support request. When you contact us through this option, we will store your email address, your name and, if disclosed by you, your telephone number for the purpose of answering your questions. We will also store your message for the purpose of processing your request.

9.3 Using the "Career" function

If you are interested in career options at vit w.V., you will be transferred to the corresponding careers web page. Please note the privacy policy on that page with regard to details relating to the careers page.

9.4 General information concerning the use of contact functions

vit w.V. is a globally active enterprise. Our employees therefore come into contact with various languages. In order to respond to every request we receive, it may therefore be necessary for us to use translation tools to translate the message you enter into the text field. This only happens to the absolutely necessary extent. Additionally, your text will only be translated and used by us for processing purposes. Please make sure you do not enter any personal information here if you have concerns about the translation of your text.

10. Consent and appropriation

You disclose your data voluntarily when you enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses). By entering these data you are giving your consent to having your data collected, processed and used to contact you, conclude contracts with you, send you advertising material and to assert our justified business interests with regard to providing customer care and advice to our clients and prospective customers. Data are not collected, processed or used for any other purpose. This consent can be withdrawn at anytime with effect for the future.
Your data will not be disclosed to third parties unless expressly requested by you. Affiliated companies (in the meaning of Article 15 of the German Stock Corporation Act, AktG) are not considered to be third parties.

11. Disclosing data to third parties

We can disclose your personal data to a third party if we cooperate with the third party to enable participation in promotional events and competitions or for the purpose of bookings or contract conclusion. In such an event you will be informed specifically before your data is disclosed to a third party.
In certain circumstances we may use external service providers to process your data on our behalf. We select these partners very carefully and retain their services in writing. They are bound to comply with our instructions and are routinely audited by us. These service providers will not disclose your data to third parties. Insofar as these partner    s are located in the USA or another non-member state, we will inform you accordingly in relation to the relevant functions. These data are also processed in accordance with current legislation.

12. Right to information and objection

At any time, you have the right to obtain information from us concerning the personal data we store about you, where it originates from, the recipients or categories of recipient with whom these data are shared and the purpose for which they are stored.
If you have granted your consent to your data being processed, you can withdraw it at any time.
Please send all information requests, queries and objections to data processing by email to info@vit.de or to the address stated in Section 3.  

13. Further information

We value your trust. We are therefore at your service at any time to address any questions or concerns you may have with regard to the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions that this privacy policy does not answer or if you would like more detailed information on a certain issue, please feel free to contact our data protection officer in writing at any time:                    
Address:

          Vereinigte Informationssysteme Tierhaltung w.V.
          Heinrich-Schröder-Weg 1, 27283 Verden
                                 -     Germany   -                          
or by sending an email to                                                                                                                                                                                                            datenschutzbeauftragtervit.de