The Internet portal www.cep-research.com is operated by ITA Consulting GmbH (hereinafter called "Provider"). Provider takes the protection of personal data very seriously. Therefore, Provider operates his Internet portal in accordance with prevailing law on the protection and security of data. As a company incorporated under private law, Provider is governed in particular by the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Teleservices Data Protection Act (TDDSG). Under these laws Provider is entitled to collect and process personal data to the extent necessary to establish and structure the contractual relationship (customer data), to enable people to use the portal and the services offered thereby (usage data) and to permit invoicing for such services (account data).
Section 3 BDSG states that personal data means individual details about the personal or objective circumstances of a specific or specifiable natural person. The standard procedure is that to utilize Provider's Internet portal the User must first register and have his connection authorized. The terms and conditions of the contract regarding the market information that can be obtained via the portal necessitate such registration and personalization.
Registration is reserved for companies as contemplated by section 14 German Civil Code (BGB) and merchants (as defined in law). In order to register with the Provider you will be asked to supply your e-mail address, your password and other personal data. Some details are optional and are marked as such.
Provider uses your personal data in order to give you access to the information and services offered by the portal and to provide the services you require.
2.Automatically collected information
When Users access the information portal, Provider receives usage data which is saved for security purposes and which may possibly permit identification (e.g. IP address, date, time and pages viewed). This data is not used to identify specific persons. We merely reserve the right to use anonymous sets of data for statistical purposes.
Provider stores his data on servers in Germany that have special security features. Only a few specially authorized persons who are responsible to maintain the servers in good technical, commercial and editorial order have access to the data. Provider takes precautions to preserve the security of personal information. We conscientiously protect information you provide from loss, destruction, fraud, manipulation and unauthorized access or unwarranted disclosure.
5.Disclosure of personal information to third parties
Provider will not disclose your personal information to third parties unless such disclosure is part of the performance of the specific purpose under the contract which is known to you, you have given your prior consent to disclosure or there exists a legal obligation to disclose the data.
6.Links to other websites
The website www.cep-research.com contains links to other websites. Provider is not responsible for ensuring that these sites adhere to data protection regulations.
7.Saving IP addresses
To ensure in particular the effective prevention of unauthorized access, Provider may save IP addresses for a temporary period. IP addresses are sequences of numbers used to address data packages in the Internet. If misuse has been reported the IP address of the connection identification number at issue will be saved at the first login following the report and if an appropriate court order is received, handed over to the competent prosecution authority together with the remainder of personal data. If the report of misuse should prove to be baseless, the IP address will be deleted at once.
Provider reserves the right to alter these rules at any time in compliance with data protection regulations.
9.Queries, comments and questions