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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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