Privacy Statement and Consent to Use of Personal Information
IntroductionPessl Instruments GmbH is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who use the Pessl Instruments GmbH Fieldclimate website. This Privacy Statement describes Pessl Instruments GmbH's current policies and practices with regard to personal information collected by Pessl Instruments GmbH through this site. The Fieldclimate website is owned and operated by Pessl Instruments GmbH, a company incorporated in Austria.
DefinitionsThe terms "you" and "your" refer to you, individually. The term "personal information" means information about an identifiable individual, such as, the name, age, e-mail address or mailing address of the individual.
Notification of Changes to This Privacy StatementPessl Instruments GmbH is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this site and improving and adding to its existing services and programs. Because these ongoing improvements, changes in the law and changes in technology may require changes to this Privacy Statement, Pessl Instruments GmbH reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time without prior notice. Pessl Instruments GmbH will do so by posting an updated or modified version of this Privacy Statement on this Site. Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your agreement that personal information collected from or about you through this Site after the revised Privacy Statement is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Statement. For this reason, we encourage you to review this Privacy Statement regularly.
For your convenience, whenever this Privacy Statement is changed, Pessl Instruments GmbH will alert you by posting a notice in the "Alerts" section of the home page for thirty days. If you have not visited the Site within thirty days, be sure you review this Privacy Statement to see if it has been revised since your last visit.
You may access the current version of this Privacy Statement by clicking on the button marked "Privacy Statement" at the bottom of each page of this Site.
This Privacy Statement was last revised on January 11th, 2006.
Your ConsentThis Privacy Statement is included in and part of the User Agreement. By agreeing to the terms of the Pessl Instruments GmbH User Agreement (on your own behalf or as an agent for your company) and using this Site, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Statement. Your continued use of this Site constitutes your continuing consent to the terms of this Privacy Statement, as from time to time amended.
What Personal Information Is Collected Through Fieldclimate ?Pessl Instruments GmbH collects the personal information you supply when you use this Site, for example, the information you provide when you register to use this Site, when you download software, or when you personalize this Site to meet your specific needs. This information includes, for example, your name, the name of your company, your or your company's mailing address, your e-mail address, and information about your interests.
Click-Stream DataPessl Instruments GmbH uses technology to track your use of this Site, for example, which pages you view and which links you use. If you use a link on this Site to access information provided to us by third parties, this technology tells us how you use these resources. This information about your use of this Site and the resources available through this Site is called "click-stream data." Click-stream data helps us determine what is important to you, and what is not. It helps us decide what content and features to add and what to discard. It also helps us determine whether our Site is easy to use or whether we need to redesign certain pages and links. Click-stream data does not identify you personally, but it can be linked to your user name and password. If Pessl Instruments GmbH links any click-stream data to your personal name we will treat it as personal information.
Other Information Collected By Pessl Instruments GmbHWhen you access Fieldclimate, we collect the following information and other information of a similar nature: the name of your Internet service provider, its IP address, and the name of its server; your operating system (Windows, Macintosh, Unix, and so on); and your browser type (Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox and so on). This information does not identify you personally or your company and is not linked to your username or password. Pessl Instruments GmbH uses this information to improve our Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. Fieldclimate shares some web site traffic information about web site visitors who have clicked on an online banner with a reputable third-party advertising company for the purpose of targeting future campaigns and upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics. For this purpose, we and our third-party advertising company note some of the pages you visit on our web site through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs). The information collected by our third-party advertising company through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.
How Does Pessl Instruments GmbH use your Personal Information?Pessl Instruments GmbH uses the personal information you supply to provide the information, services and products you request and to personalize this Site to meet your specific needs. For example, we use address information to provide local weather information to you. We use information about your business to provide news articles that will be of interest to you. We use your e-mail address to respond to your comments and questions. We use name, contact, and other information to identify you personally and determine your legal capacity and authority to enter into binding contracts, such as the User Agreement or a software license.
Pessl Instruments GmbH also uses the personal information collected through this Site to improve the content and functionality of this Site, to better understand our customers and markets, to improve our products and services and to market our products and services to our customers and potential customers, including those who are registered users of this Site. From time to time, we may contact you with offers and information about agricultural products and services we believe will be of interest to you. If you do not want us to contact you for such purposes please send us an e-mail to email@example.com.
Disclosure of Personal InformationPessl Instruments GmbH shares personal information collected through this Site with its affiliates, who may use the information in the same ways as Pessl Instruments GmbH may use the information. If you do not want Pessl Instruments GmbH to share your personal information with its affiliates, please notify us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Pessl Instruments GmbH and its affiliates share personal information collected through this Site with third-party vendors who act for or on behalf of Pessl Instruments GmbH and/or its affiliates, for example, companies that provide support services to us or that help us market our products and services. These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose.
In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which Pessl Instruments GmbH or its affiliates may share or transfer the information in their databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your or your company's vital interests, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.
Where appropriate, before disclosing personal information to a third party, Pessl Instruments GmbH will contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data against unauthorized use or disclosure.
Data Integrity and Securitystrives to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal information in our databases and to protect the security of our databases. We keep your personal information only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements. Our servers and our databases are protected by industry standard security technology, such as industry standard firewalls and password protection. The employees who have access to personal information have been trained to handle such data properly and in accordance with our security protocols. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Data Access and CorrectionsIf you wish to access or correct personal information collected through this Site, please write our data protection officer at Pessl Instruments GmbH, Werksweg 107, 8160 Weiz, Austria. Please provide enough information to permit us to identify your personal information. We will respond to your requests in a prompt and proper manner. If we can accommodate your request without incurring significant expense, we will attempt to do so. Pessl Instruments GmbH does not charge for complying with a correction request; however, for all other requests, Pessl Instruments GmbH may charge a small fee to cover its costs. Requests to correct or delete personal data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on Pessl Instruments GmbH.
ChildrenPessl Instruments GmbH does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of eighteen. If you are under eighteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to Pessl Instruments GmbH, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
Link to Other SitesThis Privacy Statement applies only to the Fieldclimate Website. Pessl Instruments GmbH Corporation and its affiliates operate many different types of web sites for different purposes and in different countries where different laws may apply. If you visit another Pessl Instruments GmbH Corporation web site, please take a moment to review the privacy statement posted on that site to learn what personal information may be collected through that site and how it is processed.
Transfer of Data AbroadPessl Instruments GmbH Corporation is a global enterprise. Pessl Instruments GmbH Corporation and its affiliates have facilities and databases in different countries. Pessl Instruments GmbH Corporation and its affiliates may, from time to time, transfer your personal data to a database belonging to Pessl Instruments GmbH Corporation, an affiliate or a third-party in another country. Where appropriate, before disclosing personal information to a third party, Pessl Instruments GmbH contractually requires the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data.
Of course, the Internet is made up of a large number of international connections. If you are visiting this web site from a country other than the country in which our server is located (currently Austria), the various communications will necessarily result in the transmission of information across international boundaries.