Hefestus Technologies appreciates your interest in its products and your visit to
this web site. Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable
visiting our site. The protection of your privacy in the processing of your personal
data is an important concern to which we pay special attention during our business
processes. Personal data collected during visits to our web site are processed by
us according to the legal provisions valid for the countries in which the web sites
are maintained. In addition, our data protection policy complies with the Data Protection
Code of Conduct applicable company-wide for Hefestus Technologies . Hefestus Technologies
web site may include, however, links to other web sites which are not covered by
this privacy statement.
Collection and Processing of Personal Data
When you visit our web site, our web server automatically records your IP address,
the web site from which you visit us, the web pages you actually visit and the date
and length of your visit. Personal data is only stored if volunteered by you, for
example in the context of a registration, a survey, a contest or in execution of
Use and Disclosure of Personal Data and Purpose Specification
Hefestus Technologies will use your personal data for the sole purpose of technical
administration of the web site, customer administration, product surveys and marketing,
only to the extent necessary in each specific case. We will only disclose your data
to governmental authorities in cases where it is required by law. Our employees,
agencies, and retailers are obliged by us to respect confidentiality.
Freedom of Choice
We should like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and
where applicable request your opinion. Naturally your participation is completely
voluntary. Should you not consent, you can inform us at any time so that we can
suppress your data accordingly. Please refer to the respective web site for further
us to optimize the design of our web site. Cookies are small files which are stored
on your hard drive. They ease navigation, and increase the user-friendliness of
a web site. Cookies also help us to identify the most popular sections of our web
site. This enables us to provide content that is more accurately suited to your
needs, and in so doing improve our service. Cookies can be used to determine whether
there has been any contact between us and your computer in the past. Only the cookie
on your computer is identified. Personal details can be saved in cookies, provided
that you have consented to this, for example, in order to facilitate secure online
access so that you not need to enter your user ID and password again.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored
on your hard drive by setting your browser to not accept cookies. The exact instructions
for this can be found in the manual for your browser. You can delete cookies already
on your hard drive at any time. If you choose not to accept cookies, you can still
visit our website, however this may result in a reduced availability of the services
provided by our web site.
Hefestus Technologies uses technical and organizational security measures in order
to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional
manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. Our
security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available.
Freedom of Information
Upon written request, Hefestus Technologies or its representatives will inform you
by letter without delay what personal data is stored by us as defined by applicable
law. Should such data be incorrect, we will at your request correct that information
for you, also as a registered user you have the option of viewing, deleting or amending
your personal data yourself.
Should you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data you can
refer to our chief corporate data protection officer, who is also available with
his team for enquiries, suggestions or complaints.