Introduction


In order to inform you of our policies and activities with respect to the collection, use and transfer of personal data on the Internet, IPS is providing you with an electronic copy of this Policy. This Policy applies to all websites that are owned and operated by IPS Group, directly or indirectly (collectively, “IPS”), unless a particular website displays its own privacy policy. The website you are currently on is hereinafter referred to as the "Website".
In this Policy, “Personal Data” means information which relates to an individual and which identifies that individual, either directly or indirectly (together with other information that is reasonably likely to come into IPS’ possession), such as your name, e-mail address or telephone number.


Collection of Personal Data


Generally, you can visit the IPS Website without providing any Personal Data about yourself. No Personal Data is collected automatically. However, for accessing some parts of our Website, such as downloading certain documents, or in connection with another specific purpose, we may need to collect Personal Data from you. Providing Personal Data to us in these events is voluntary and you will be explicitly requested to provide such Personal Data and informed about the intended use of such Personal Data.


If you do not provide Personal Data to us, then you will not be able to benefit from the respective functionality offered by our Website, such as communication, downloading of documents or recruitment. The typical purposes for which your Personal Data is collected are described below, along with a brief description of how your Personal Data may be handled in each case.

  • Communicating with you. We will follow up on comments and other requests that you submit to us through our Website, such as online queries, comments or registering your attendance at a conference. This may include calling you back by telephone or communicating with you via email.

  • Direct marketing and promotion. Direct marketing (e.g. Newsletters) and/or promotional efforts by or on behalf of IPS may include providing you with specific information that you have requested online or providing more general information about other IPS offerings. When we collect Personal Data for direct marketing or promotional purposes, however, we will inform you at such time and give you appropriate choices as to our use of such data.

  • Maintaining the Website and conducting customer satisfaction surveys. We will use your Personal Data in order to maintain and improve our Website. We may also use your Personal Data in order to conduct customer satisfaction surveys.

  • Compiling aggregate statistics regarding the use of its Website.


Third-party suppliers


Like many organizations, we use third-party suppliers to collect, use and otherwise process Personal Data on our behalf. Our practice is to require such third parties to handle Personal Data in accordance with IPS’s privacy and security policies.


Business reorganizations


Like many organizations, IPS may reorganize its business operations around the world from time to time, whether by buying new businesses or selling or merging existing businesses. This may involve us disclosing Personal Data to prospective or actual purchasers of parts of our business, or receiving personal data from potential sellers. It is our practice to seek appropriate confidentiality protection for Personal Data disclosed in these types of transactions.


Legal disclosures


IPS may disclose your Personal Data in order to enforce our Website terms of use or in urgent circumstances to protect personal safety or IPS’s Website. It is also possible that we may be required by law to disclose your Personal Data pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders, potentially, in any country where we do business.
Sensitive Personal Data


As a general rule, IPS does not collect “Sensitive Personal Data” through its Website. “Sensitive Personal Data” means Personal Data concerning racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, or concerning health or sex life. By volunteering unsolicited sensitive Personal Data to us (e.g., by submitting your resume or a job application online), you expressly consent to your Personal Data being used as described in this Policy.


Data security and integrity


IPS uses various technological and procedural security measures in order to protect the Personal Data we collect, use or transfer from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. However, you should be aware that, due to the open and unsecured character of the Internet, IPS cannot be responsible for the security of transmissions of the Personal Data over the Internet.

Third-party websites


IPS websites may provide links to third-party websites. IPS does not make any representations or warranties with respect to such third-party websites. You should be aware that the owners and operators of such third-party websites might collect, use or transfer personal data under different terms and conditions than IPS. Upon linking to a third-party website, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies of such third party websites. You should also be aware that third-party websites may use cookies.

Analytics Software


The IPS Website uses analytics software. Currently, the IPS Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Website analyze how users use the site. Please see below for further information on the cookies used in connection with Google Analytics. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of IPS for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for IPS and providing other services relating to Website activity and internet usage to IPS. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here. IPS shall be free to change the analytics software it uses at any time. Such changes will be reflected in this privacy and cookie policy at such time.

Your rights with respect to Personal Data


You may at any time request information as to what Personal Data IPS has stored with respect to you. You may further request that any Personal Data stored by IPS with respect to you which is erroneous is corrected. Finally, you may at any time request that Personal Data relating to you IPS has stored is deleted, provided that IPS is not mandated or entitled by law to keep and use such Personal Data for the purposes provided for by such law.


You may contact IPS by e-mail info[at]ips-ag.com or by telephone +420 225 990 932 for the purpose of exercising the above rights. Please be aware that IPS will require you to provide identification to ascertain that you are authorized to receive or request to amend/delete the relevant Personal Data.

Cookies


We use cookies on this site. Cookies are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's web browser while you are viewing a website. Cookies are saved on your computer for a certain time, dependant on the cookie's expiry date. Please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ to learn more about cookies.
By using our Website, you agree to the placing of cookies on your device.
If you do not want to receive a cookie from our Website, you may set your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie, which you may then refuse upon such notice. To understand how to do this, please consult your browser’s help section and consult http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ .

Google Analytics cookies


As stated above, IPS collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns by using Google Analytics cookies. IPS does this to improve the Website. This information does not comprise any Personal Data. Data used for analytics purposes may be associated with Personal Data gathered from this Website or otherwise.
For more information about Google Analytics cookies visit site: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/cookie-usage .

Google Analytics browser opt-out


To provide Website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the Website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the Website itself.


Follow this link to learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out Brower Add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .


This Policy was last updated on September, 1 2017. In order to check updates to this Policy, please consult this page on a regular basis.