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Privacy Statement of HOWADO GmbH for the use of ecomparo

The protection of your personal information is extremely important to us . Below we explain our data protection using our electronic media.

This website is operated by HOWADO GmbH.

When using our services, ecomparo (hereinafter referred to as "Provider") asks you at different positions for personal data. The data collected will be kept strictly confidential and used solely for the purpose disclosed to you in each case. Due to the various choices you determine what data is provided by you, and how it can be used by us. Your data is collected and processed with regards to legal regulations.

In the following, we name which personal information we collect, how we protect your data and how we use it.

1. General

While you visit ecomparo, our web server raises general technical information such as browser type, screen size, operating system used, the IP address of your machine which websites you have visited with us and the date and time of your visit in order to operate the website.

2. Personal Data

You can use ecomparo any time without registration or login. Personal data is only collected if you provide it voluntarily (for example when registering to the newsletter). Personal information is only collected and processed when it is necessary to provide you with information, pay schedules, services, or to supply other products. Non-anonymized personal data to third parties only is only given when this is necessary in individual cases for the enforcement of rights of provider rights, especially due payment claims against delinquent customers or it is required by law. In connection with your access data ist stored on our servers for security purposes (eg IP address, date, time and pages). The statistical analysis of the data remains anonymous.
We store IP addresses for a period of up to seven days. The storage is done for reasons of data security to ensure the stability and reliability of our system. We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) is vulnerable. A complete protection of data against unauthorized access by third parties is not possible.
Disclosure of personal information to third parties
We use your personal information in case of product orders and services only within the company and our affiliates for service fulfillment. Any processing of your personal data is only based on your explicit consent, when the reach of legal permission is exceeded. Should data be passed to service providers as part of order data processing, then they are bound to the relevant laws. If you post any comments about our products oder posts, your email address and your IP address is logged and stored. These data is used to protect ecomparo against possible legal violations. Such data will not be published and distributed only to law enforcement authorities with appropriate judicial power. In addition, we save your selected criteria if you click the "Show Results" button within the shopping cart comparison.
Additional personal information when commenting on articles our website is voluntary. This means that you can decide for yourself whether you are commenting under your real name or pseudonym. The data you enter (e.g. pseudonym, URL) will be published!
The contributions or comments to our magazine or other discussion forums are accessible for everyone. You should check your posts before publishing to ensure that they do not contain information that is not meant for the public. You must be aware that your contributions listed in search engines and without the use of ecomparo, are accessible worldwide. The deletion or correction of such entries by foreign internet operators can be very difficult to enforce.
In order to determine whether the offering is of interest to users and can be improved, general, non-personal statistical data is stored. These surveys are conducted and summarized data and information from server log files on an integrated basis are used for statistics and analysis.

3. Newsletters

Immerse yourself in the e-commerce world with ecomparo. Simply subscribe to our newsletter on the bottom right corner of our page.
Are you afraid of your data? Don't worry, we will use your e-mail address solely for the purpose of sending the newsletter and for statistical purposes. We will not pass on your data to third parties. Now subscribe to our free newsletter and receive only relevant news on the topics of shop vendors, shop features and e-commerce solutions for a maximum of 2 times per month.
During the registration of our newsletter, please tell us your e mail address and optionally further data. Your entered data during Newsletter subscription stays with us saved until you log out of our newsletter. The links in the newsletter include individual strings. They allow us to detect the use of the newsletter by each receiver ("Link Tracking"). Only person-independent data is collected, for example, about how often our newsletter E-mail is opened and which links were clicked in the newsletter. A unsubscription is possible at any time using the link in the newsletter or just notify us by email. By unsubscribing you object to the use of your email address. By providing your email address you assure that it does not belong to a third party. You set free ecomparo of any claim or claims of third parties upon first request, based on the violation of rights or on the basis of the specified email address by you, including reasonable court costs and attorney fees. Furthermore, you are obliged to support the provider in the defense of such claims.

Children
Persons under the age of 18 may not, without the consent of their parents or guardians, transfer any personal information to us.

4. Data protection consent and right of withdrawal of consent

Registration means:
I want to register for future purchases and services with my personal information and request inclusion of these data in the customer database of ecomparo . I agree that my personal data will be submitted to the commission for the implementation of the goods or services necessarily companies so as to facilitate the management of future orders or services.

Contact for data protection issues

Alexander Hofmann
Döltsch 14
92665 Kirchendemenreuth
Germany
info@ecomparo.com

5. Right to Information and Cancellation

If you have provided us with personal information, you can delete it at any time. Data for billing and accounting purposes are not affected by a cancellation or deletion.
You may cancel your consent at any time with effect for the future. Just send an appropriate message to ecomparo - a service of HOWADO GmbH by email, fax or letter to HOWADO GmbH, Rosenstr. 5, 92660 Neustadt, Germany, info at ecomparo.com , fax ( +49) 9602 9390759
The provider is entitled to store data after the end of the current use is not obliged by the consent of the user to delete the user data immediately after the end of the current use.

6. Registration

Without collecting personal information during the registration process, the functionality of ecomparo is limited. We collect personally identifiable information without prior consent such as username, password, email address, mailing address, location and company name during the registration process when you provide it to us voluntarily. As user name, you can choose your real name or a pseudonym.
These data is used in the agreement according to our general terms and conditions on the use of services on ecomparo, pursuant to our Terms and Conditions only persons legally capable (in particular not minors) can conclude.
In addition, the data collection is used to provide you with the ecomparo functionalities, in particular the possibility of comparing shop providers. With your user name and password, you can login after registration in the future without having to reenter your personal data.
This data collection further serves to provide you a safe use of all functions of ecomparo.
The specification of the above data also serves to facilitate any subsequent order or services on ecomparo and sending invoices to the appropriate address.
Required Fields are marked in the registration form with an * or the Note (required).

7. Data privacy policy for the use of Google +1

The Google +1 button is a way for you to share information publicly with the world. The Google +1 button helps you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. The fact that you use the +1 button will be recorded by Google, along with information about the ecomparo pages you were viewing when you clicked on the +1 button. Your +1s may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google is recording information about your +1 activity in order to provide you and other users with a better experience on Google services. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need to have a public Google profile visible to the world, which at least includes the name you chose for the profile. This name will be used across Google services.
In some cases, it may even replace another name you have used when sharing content under your Google account. Google may display your Google profile identity to people who have your email address or other identifying information. In addition the information you provide to Google is used subject to Google’s Privacy Policy. Google may share aggregate statistics related to users’ +1 activity with the public, its users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites.

8. This website uses Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use it. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’’s behalf. Because your privacy is very important to us, we have opted not to transfer your IP address to Google Analytics with the operator: gaq.push([‘‘_gat._anonymizeIp’’]);. This means that Google will never retain your IP address and cannot combine it with other data held by Google. No other personal data is transferred to Google. You can prevent data collection by the Google cookie by changing a setting in your browser software.
You may refuse the use 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on this website.

Additional information thereto is available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de  and http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information to Google Analytics and privacy). This website uses Google Analytics with its extension code “gat._anonymizeIp()“ so that IP addresses will therefore only be processed in a shortened form to prevent persons from being identified.

9. Data privacy policy for the use of Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a Web advertising service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google AdSense uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse site usage. Google AdSense also uses Web beacons (invisible images). Web beacons allow information such as visitor traffic to be analysed on this site. The information generated by the cookies and beacons about your use of ecomparo (including your IP address) and the distribution of advertising formats will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. This information may be transmitted by Google to its contractual partners. However, your IP address will not be associated with any other data held by Google. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

10. Privacy Policy for the utilization of Facebook Plugins (Like-Button)

Our website uses integrated plugins of the social network, Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "like button" on our webpage. For an overview of Facebook plugins, please go to: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our webpage, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you visited our webpage with your IP address. If you click the "like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website on your Facebook profile. Through this action, Facebook can assign your visit of our website to your user account. We wish to note that we, as providers of these webpages, do not receive any information regarding the transmitted data, nor their utilization by Facebook. For additional information on this subject, please review Facebook's Privacy Policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our webpage to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

11. Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

ecomparo uses Google AdWords Conversion Tracking, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google AdWords Conversion Tracking also uses “cookies,” which are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators, and to provide other services related to website use and Internet use. Google will also transmit this information to third parties, where applicable, if this is required by law or to the extent third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not link this data with other Google data under any circumstances. You can prevent the use of cookies in general if you disallow the storage of cookies on your browser.

12. Privacy Policy for the utilization of Twitter

Functions of the service, Twitter, are integrated into our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and other users are notified of your visit. Data are also passed on to Twitter.
We note that we, as provider of these webpages, receive no information regarding the content of the data transferred to Twitter, nor of their use. For additional information on this subject please review Twitter's Privacy Policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

13. Use of ecomparo’s own “Cookies”

Ecomparo uses its own “cookies” in order to enhance user-friendliness (“cookies” are data sets that are sent to the user’s browser from the web server, and are stored there for later recall). No personal data are stored in our own “cookies.” You can prevent the use of “cookies” in general if you disallow the storage of “cookies” in your browser.

14. YouTube

This website uses Youtube.de/Youtube.com plugins that are provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. In case you access a website of our internet presence using such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to YouTube servers. Thereby it is communicated to the YouTube servers what websites that user has accessed. If you are logged in to YouTube as a member, YouTube can associate this information with your personal user account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on or starting a video or by posting a comment, the information will be associated with your YouTube user account. If you want to prevent such data transmission, you must log out before using the plugins. Additional information can be found in the privacy policy under the following link: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

15. Using the Newsletter service „MailChimp“:

If you sign up for our newsletter, which is provided through Mailchimp, or if you register to ecomparo, we will store some of your information, including your email address, IP address and certain information about the links you click within the emails we send you, on a Mailchimp server. Neither we nor Mailchimp will ever sell your email address or share it with any other party, unless we are legally compelled to do so. If you contact Mailchimp directly regarding your subscription to our newsletter, Mailchimp may contact you directly; otherwise, Mailchimp will never contact you. Only authorized Mailchimp employees have access to our subscriber list. As long as you are registered with ecomparo we may use Mailchimp to send you information about your account.

You are always free to unsubscribe from our newsletter, but. Either by clicking the „unsubscribe“ Link on the end of each newsletter or by contacting us.

We hope that our privacy policy is helpful for you. If you have any further questions, then please contact us using our contact form. We will be happy to answer your questions about our privacy concerns personally.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with the currently applicable data protection regulations.

March 2, 2015

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