Riftec Data Protection Statement

This website is operated by RIFTEC GmbH, Mercatorstraße  65 b, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany, and hosted on the servers of terralink networks GmbH, Wendenstrasse 375, 20537 Hamburg, Germany. Please read the following data protection and cookie policy carefully before you use this website. In this policy, we explain how we handle your personal data and use cookies. Using this website is considered to be a declaration of consent on your part.


Data concerning you that we possibly collect, process and use
We respect the confidentiality of your personal data and the private sphere of every person who visits this website. Via this website, we collect and process different types of personal data.


This includes:
information that you communicate to us when using the contact form or the call back tool, information that you send to us via mail in order to report problems with our website to us, and information that is collected with cookies during the use of this website.


This website may contain links to other websites. If you click a link to another website or to websites of other providers, be aware that those websites have their own data protection policies. Please also read through these other data protection policies carefully.


Please understand that we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the websites of other providers.


Collection and use of data and information
You can send us personal data via our contact form in order to get in contact with us. We will not sell your personal data or share it (without prior information) with other companies for their use.


For optimisation of the website in connection with system performance, ease of use and the presentation of useful information on our products and services as well as for the purpose of passive market research, we automatically collect and save information in log files on your computer. This includes the IP address (Internet protocol), browser type and language setting, operating system, Internet service provider (ISP) and the date/time stamp. This is statistical data on the browser use and Internet patterns of our users. We use this information to operate the page efficiently and find out more about the behaviour of our users across the entire website, to analyse trends and obtain demographic data on our entire user community.


Use of cookies
We use website cookies on this website in order to optimise the offer on a continuing basis.


What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files, usually consisting of letters and numbers that are put on the computer of the user during a visit to certain websites. We use cookies to be able to provide specific functionality and to find out how we can improve our service for our users even more. Some cookies are important for the functionality of the pages and are activated automatically by us when users visit them. Some cookies enable us to offer users the services and functions that most closely match the requirements of the users, and to adapt our service for them in such a way that they are assured easy and quick handling.


Cookies are categorised as follows:
essential cookies, performance cookies and execution cookies.
We currently use the following cookies on this website:
_gat, _ga, _gid, PHPSESSID, fe_typo_user


Essential cookies
Essential cookies make it possible for our users to navigate in the website and use functions. Without these cookies, the requested services cannot be provided. Therefore we use essential cookies.


Performance cookies
Performance cookies collect information on how the users use our website. They help us to improve the functionality of our website, and to see what areas of the website are of major interest to our customers. All of this helps us to offer our users the services and functions that most closely meet their needs. We use performance cookies in order to prepare statistics on how our website is used and to access known, non-personal user behaviour and thereby improve our website.


Execution cookies
So-called execution cookies are stored on the user’s computer or device for “in-between” browser sessions. They are used to keep the settings or preferences and that way lead to improved use of our website on the next visit.


Tracking and analysis
Among other things, we use suitable analysis software in order to permanently optimise the marketing communication. This allows us to track the online usage behaviour in connection with time, geographic origin and use of the website. This information is collected by means of Web beacons and/or cookies. The IP address is anonymised. The saved information does not make it possible to deduce information about you personally, and is also not linked to your personal data. The analyses also do not make it possible to deduce information about you personally. We do not share this information with other parties for their independent use.


Blocking cookies, browser settings
The following section explains how you can prevent cookies from being stored in the settings of common browsers.

Please note: Cookies are accepted by default by Firefox.
How to check or change your settings:
Click the menu button and select “Preferences”. Select the section “Privacy & security” and then go to the “Chronicle” area. Put a checkmark by “Accept cookies from websites” in order to allow cookies. If you remove the checkmark, then cookies will be rejected. Specify for how long cookies will be saved: “Keep until…”. A cookie will be deleted as soon as its validity date has expired. This value can be freely defined by the website from which a cookie is created.

In the “Internet Explorer” select the “Security” button, and then select “Clear browser history”. Activate the check box beside “Cookies”. Select “Clear”.

In the “Internet Explorer” select the “Options” button, and then select “Internet options”. Select the “Privacy” tab, and then under “Settings” select the “Advanced” option. Then, define whether you are to allow, block or be asked about cookies for initial and third party suppliers.

Click the “More” symbol at the top right. Click “Advanced” and then “Content settings” under “Privacy and security”. Then click “Cookies”. Under “See all cookies and site data”, please select “Remove all”. Confirm your choice by clicking “Clear all”.

Select “Settings”. Click “Privacy” and execute the following steps.
Click “Remove all website data”, select one or more websites and then click “Clear”. Removing the data can reduce tracking, but it can also log you out of websites or change the behaviour of the website.

Click “Settings” and then select “Safari” and then continue to “Clear History and Website Data”. If there is no history and no website data, the setting will be shown in grey. This is the case if the parental controls are activated. To check your settings, go to “Settings”, then select “General” and then “Restrictions”. Afterwards, scroll to “Allowed content”. Then tap “Websites”.

Open the “Chrome” app on your Android smartphone or tablet. Tap other “Settings” on the top right and then tap “Privacy”. Clear all browser data: Select a time period, e.g. “Past hour” or “Beginning of time” and then tap “Clear data”.


This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is exclusively anonymised and does not make it possible to deduce information about you personally. This information is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA where it is stored. Through the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is first of all truncated inside member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and to provide additional services to the website operator that are related to the website and Internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Moreover, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie that is related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
If you copy this link into the input field of your browser, you can prevent the collection of your data:
Deactivate Google Analytics.


You can find out additional information of the use of data for advertising purposes by Google, settings and objection possibilities at the websites of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“Data use by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners”),  http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Data use for advertising purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads („Manage information that Google uses in order to show you advertising”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ („Determine which advertising Google shows you”).


Interactions with social networks

Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages that is equipped with a YouTube plug-in, then a connection is created to the servers of YouTube. In the process, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you visited. If you log into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly associate your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. You can find more information on the use of user data in the data protection statement of YouTube at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy


You have the right to request information from us at any time concerning the information about you that is stored and processed by us as well as regarding its origin, recipients or categories of recipients to which this data is forwarded and the purpose of its storage. You can object to the use of your data for the aforementioned purposes at any time and free of charge with effect for the future, or have the data collected by us justifiably corrected. Furthermore, you have the right to request the deletion of your data that is stored and processed by us. Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the national data protection authorities.


Please direct all requests for information, inquiries for information, inquiries for deletion, or objections to data processing to us via e-mail to datenschutz@riftec.de.

This data privacy statement can be adapted or changed at any time as the need arises.

Dated 09/2018