1. What does a data record consist of
Every data record consists essentially of the following:
• the page from which the file was requested
• the name of the file
• the date and time of the request
• IP address of the device from which the request was made
• the volume of data transmitted
• the access status (file transmitted, data not found, etc.)
• a description of the type of web browser used.
These anonymized, stored data are only evaluated for statistical purposes.
2. What systems do we use to collect data
On this Website we use the PIWIK web analysis system to measure and analyze the visits to our site. We use your IP address in order to collect data on Internet traffic, on your browser, your computer, tablet or smartphone. Information on the functioning of the PIWIK Open Source Web Analysis Software is available on www.piwik.org.
We do not use the IP addresses or cookies to identify you personally. We use the web analysis system in order to raise the efficiency of our Website.
3. What type of cookies do we use?
We use the following five categories of cookies on our website:
• Required cookies
• Performance cookies
• Functionality cookies
• Personalization cookies
• Targeting cookies
Required cookies: These cookies are required to ensure that you can navigate on the website and use its specific functions. For example, such cookies are used when products are placed in the shopping basket to enable you to leave the website and continue to access the products in your shopping basket on your return.
Performance Cookies: These cookies record information on how visitors use a website, e.g. which pages they call up most frequently and whether they receive error messages from websites. These cookies do not collect any data on the basis of which users can be identified. All information collected with the aid of these cookies is anonymous and serves exclusively to improve the functionality and service of the Website. We therefore use performance cookies to prepare statistics on how our website is used and to gauge the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.
Functionality cookies: These serve to provide the services you request, e.g. if you would like to see a video. Functionality cookies also serve to remember settings which you make on the website (e.g. location). These cookies are not able to track your browsing on other websites and cannot follow where you have surfed on the internet other than on our Website. Without these cookies, we are unable to provide certain services requested by you.
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These functional cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the Website from and the pages they visited. For an overview of privacy at PIWIK visit: http://piwik.org/blog/2011/03/piwik-1-2-custom-variables-first-party-cookies-and-more/
Personalization cookies: We use personalization cookies to recognize you if you return to our Website and to personalize contents and save your settings (e.g. your language preferences).
Targeting cookies: These cookies are used to match advertising with you and your interests in even more targeted fashion. They also serve to restrict how often you see an ad, measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign and understand people’s behaviour after viewing an ad. Targeting cookies are usually placed by advertising networks on the pages of the website operator with their consent. They detect if the user has visited a website and pass this information to others, e.g. advertisers. They are often linked to a website function which is provided by such a company. We use targeting cookies, therefore, to establish a link to social networks. These networks can then use the information on your visit to tailor the advertising on other websites to you and to give the advertising networks used by us information on your visit. This means that your browsing habits can be later used to present you with the advertising which may potentially be of interest to you.
The explicit purpose of targeting cookies is to show the user advertising which matches their surfing habits. As a result, you may be shown offers from HARTING on other websites. In online marketing, this is called “re-targeting”.
We have tried to list all the cookies which we, or our technology partners, use but please bear in mind that sometimes there may be a short delay in updating this list. If you do notice a discrepancy, or think a cookie is missing, please let us know by contacting our Privacy Officer.
4. Length of retention
The type of personal information we may collect can include (but is not limited to), your name, postal address, email address, phone numbers, billing information and, if applicable, employment information.
Where you do not wish to provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to provide you with requested goods or services.
5. How to prevent the storage of cookies
In general, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Alternatively you can also configure your browser to ask you before cookies are placed whether you agree. In addition, you can delete cookies already installed at any time. Please refer to the help pages of your browser to find how to do this exactly.
Should you automatically delete cookies through your default settings, opt-out cookies already installed may have to be re-activated.
For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage, block and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. The website www.allaboutcookies.org gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection. In the right hand sidebar we have, where possible, included links to privacy controls for websites that deliver cookies via our Website within advertisements or widgets.
6. Usage-based and/or personalized offers
Usage-based online advertising: Our Website or the linked website from which a user comes, collects and processes a visitor’s usage habits. The latter benefits as the advertising generated matches certain areas of interest — altogether, less randomly scattered advertising is shown. A cookie is stored on the user’s PC to record their user habits.
We use the following tools to record the data required to deliver usage-based online advertising:
Google Tag Manager
Provider’s data protection notices
You can read further information on cookies and individual suppliers on the website youronlinechoices.com. There you have the option to opt out of usage-based online advertising from individual tools or all of them.
Personalized offers: We also use these technologies to recognize users again. Personalized offers are based on the analysis of the particular visitor’s purchase habits as well as their use of our electronic media.
Specifically, we use the following data to tailor advertising to you and your interests:
data contained in your customer account and data which you communicate to us when processing purchases (master data)
data relating to your — previous or future — purchases made from HARTING (transaction data) and information derived from them (e.g. what products you prefer to purchase or configure)
information (including cross-device information) automatically generated on visits to our electronic media (Website or app) including date and time of the visit (usage data) and information derived from such visits (e.g. what content you frequently view)
products which you have searched for or viewed in our electronic media
The analysis and evaluation of the information specified allow us to make offers and product recommendations individually tailored to users’ interests. Personalized offers can be sent by letter, on visits to our electronic media (website and app) or — if separate consent has been given — by email or push notification.
To optimize our offers on the basis of your usage interests, we use the following tool:
At HARTING.com, we use the service Acquia Lift supplied by Acquia Inc., 53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, USA. All data collected are stored and processed on servers within the EU.
Acquia Lift serves the process of personalization which records users’ interests, preferences and habits.
Acquia Lift also uses geotargeting methods to determine the region where you are located. This allows us to provide you with content of regional interest, e.g. the contact widget which offers you the contact responsible for your region. The IP address is not stored and is used exclusively for this procedure.
You can refuse the storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting in your browser software or deactivate Acquia Lift. However, in this case, you will no longer be able to use the added value which you obtain from Acquia Lift on our Website (functions and tailored content).
7. Measuring and analyzing reach with Google Analytics
8. Preventing the measurement and analysis of reach and the creation of profiles
You can prevent the measurement of reach and the creation of user profiles (pseudonymous or personalized) by Google Analytics at any time. The following options are available to you:
• You can prevent storage of the cookies used to create a profile by making the appropriate setting in your browser software, as described above.
• A further option is to install an “opt-out cookie” which you can find under the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. However, the web analysis is only discontinued for as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by the browser.
• Depending on the browser used, you also have the option to install a browser plug-in which prevents tracking. Simply install the browser plug-in which can be downloaded there.