Privacy policy

On Agora America GmbH’s website some of your personal data will be collected. It is obligatory and natural for Agora America GmbH to only collect, process and use this data in accordance with the relevant regulations governing the protection of personal data for the purpose of contract processing and the preservation of legitimate internal business interests with regard to the service and support for our customers and interested people. Which data will be collected by Agora America GmbH and how Agora America GmbH uses such data can be found in the following information:

  1. 1.         Data-gathering and processing

If the user visits Agora America GmbH’s website information concerning all access to the website and all accesses to files stored on the website will be logged in an access protocol. Such protocol data will only be stored for internal system performance and statistical purposes.

  1. 2.         Use and disclosure of personal data

Agora America GmbH will only use your personal data for contract processing and technical administration. Your personal data will only be forwarded to a third party if this is necessary for contract processing and for billing purposes or if you expressly consented thereto beforehand. You have the right to revoke the consent granted in this respect at any time, with effect for the future. The deletion of the personal data stored is carried out if you revoke your consent for the storage, if knowledge of the same is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued or if the storage of the same is or will be inadmissible on other legal grounds.

Customers, who have forwarded their telephone number and/or e-mail-address and/or further contact data to Agora America GmbH and have separately agreed to their personal data being used in accordance with the relevant regulations governing the protection of personal data for Agora America GmbH’s own advertising purposes, may be contacted by Agora America GmbH via telephone, e-mail or letter to be informed about special offers.

In the context of this privacy policy

a)        the customer agrees to the collection, processing and use of personal data by Agora America GmbH as far as this is necessary for the establishment, content-related design or change of the contractual relationship and for billing purposes;

b)        the protection of the customer’s personal data is very important to Agora America GmbH and Agora America GmbH therefore commits itself to respect the customer’s privacy. To ensure that Agora America GmbH can render the serviced owed to the customer the collection and use of certain personal data of the customer is necessary;

c)         Agora America GmbH only uses the customer’s data for the purpose of fulfilling concluded contracts. The customer’s data will only be used for other purposes if a corresponding customer’s consent exists. The customer’s data will only be given to a third party if this is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling concluded contracts;

d)        the customer has the right in accordance with Sect. 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) to request Agora America GmbH to inform him about the customer’s stored personal data.

Corresponding requests for information, for rectification, for deletion or for blocking as well as questions concerning this privacy policy are to be addressed to

Agora America GmbH

Peterstraße 28

20355 Hamburg

Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 40 7308 7710

Fax: +49 (0) 40 7902 9544

E-Mail: info@agoraamerica.com

Internet: www.agoraamerica.com;

e)        when visiting Agora America GmbH’s website the customer agrees to accept that a cookie is being placed on the customer’s computer. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a webserver to the customer’s internet browser and that are downloaded and stored on the customer’s computer. These cookies do not enable Agora America GmbH to identify the customer. Agora America GmbH only has the possibility to gather information concerning the customer’s use of Agora America GmbH’s website that Agora America GmbH can view during the customer’s visit (e.g. visited sites, date and time of visit, etc.). The customer can also reject the storage of cookies by accordingly adjusting the settings of his internet browser; however, in this case the customer may not be able to make full use of all the functions of Agora America GmbH’s website. The customer can also separately delete each cookie at any time. Instructions concerning this can be found in the operating instructions of the customer’s computer and internet browser;

f)          attention is drawn to Agora America GmbH’s website using a plug-in provided by the social network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as „LinkedIn“). The plug-in or the button can be identified by the LinkedIn logo or the “recommend”-button. If the customer visits Agora America GmbH’s website the plug-in will establish a direct connection between the customer’s internet browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn thereby receives information about the customer with his IP-address has visited Agora America GmbH’s website. If the customer interacts with the LinkedIn “recommend”-button, provided that the customer while accessing Agora America GmbH’s website is logged into his LinkedIn account, the customer can link the contents of Agora America GmbH’s website to his LinkedIn profile. By doing this LinkedIn can assign the customer’s visit of Agora America GmbH’s website to the customer’s LinkedIn account. It has to be pointed out that Agora America GmbH as the website’s provider does not receive any information about the content of the data transferred and the use by LinkedIn. Details and information concerning the purpose, scope and use of the data collected by LinkedIn as well as the customer’s rights and setting possibilities may be obtained from the LinkedIn data privacy policy. These instructions for the customer are provided by LinkedIn under http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.

g)        attention is drawn to Agora America GmbH’s website using a plug-in provided by the social network XING. XING is a service of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as „XING“). The plug-in can be identified by the XING logo or XING’s “share”-button. If the customer visits Agora America GmbH’s website the plug-in will establish a direct connection between the customer’s internet browser and the XING server. This enables the share functions (e.g. display of counter values) to be provided. To the best of our knowledge, XING does not store any of the customer’s personal information obtained through accessing Agora America GmbH’s website. XING also does not store IP-addresses. In addition, no analysis of the customer’s activity occurs. The current information regarding data protection and additional information relating to the “share”-button may be found in the XING data privacy provisions under https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.