Data privacy policy for the website business.metropoleruhr.de


1. Visiting the web pages of business.metropoleruhr.de

Simply by visiting the website using the above URL, your identity will remain unknown to wmr. The provider hosting these web pages will record user data including the following: browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL (the website previously visited), pages you have visited on the website, computer host name (abbreviated IP address) and time of server request. This data will be collected automatically by the web server hosting the website, and automatically stored in log files for a period of six weeks, after which the log files will be fully erased. This data will not be combined with any other data.

This website uses cookies in several places. A cookie is a small text file stored on your PC by your browser, and its purpose is to make the website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Most of the cookies we use are session cookies, which are automatically erased when you leave the website. We also use a long-term cookie to collect anonymous statistical data on repeat website visits; no personal data is stored in this cookie. Deleting cookies will not have any effect on the content or function of the website. Cookies will not cause any damage on your PC – they do not contain any viruses, and do not allow other websites to read information such as your internet service provider’s name, the page that you visited ours from, or the name of the file accessed.

3. Registration for the press
If you have given us your express permission in writing to receive more information and offers from wmr, we will store your permission and personal data in a separate database. We will only use your personal data for the purpose of sending you the materials requested; we will not combine this data with any other data, and we will not submit this data to any third party. After you have terminated your subscription, we will place a block on your personal data, and delete the data according to tax and trade regulations.

4. Tracking
This 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. 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. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, 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. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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 under tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
<a href=“javascript:gaOptout()“>Disable Google Analytics</a>

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

5. Rights to disclosure and withdrawal of consent
You may at any time request disclosure of any data we have stored about you; you do not need to give a reason, and we will provide this information free of charge. You may also at any time withdraw your consent for us to store your data; again, you do not need to quote a reason. We will then place a block on your data and delete it after an appropriate period.

Please contact the person named as your contact under “Contact”.

6. Note
Clicking links on our website will take you to other websites such as www.metropoleruhr.de. Note that other privacy statements and policies will apply on other websites, which you will be able to find in their respective data privacy policies.