Private Policy and Terms of Use

Data protection policy

  1. Introduction

Welcome to the website of CO.DON AG. We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company and products, as well as the related information and services. The security and confidentiality of your personal data during your use of our website and our services are very important to us. CO.DON AG therefore complies strictly with the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).

The following statement of data protection policy serves to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of data collection and use in connection with our website www.codon.de.

Personal data is deemed to be information about the personal or objective circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. They include your name, address or telephone number, for example. By contrast, non-personal data is not directly connected with your true identity. They include, e.g. the number of visitors to a webpage.  

 2. Data protection provisions

2.1. Collection of anonymous data

Data are only collected to the extent technically necessary. Generally speaking, you can visit our website without disclosing your identity and personal data. Your personal data are only used to process a service you have requested.

The following non-personal data are stored when you visit the website: the name of your internet service provider, the IP address of the website from which you reached us, the pages you visit on our website, the items you click on each page, the date and the duration of the visit. These data are used to track visitor preferences and optimise the website design. The anonymity of each user is maintained at all times.

In accordance with all applicable data protection legislation, all technically generated, additionally available telecommunications data may only be collected, processed and used for material purposes including fraud prevention, internal quality control or other security and quality reasons.

2.2. Data protection policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is notified which of our pages you have visited.

If you have logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to link your websurfing activities directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection policy under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

2.3. Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files stored by the browser. They enable us to optimise our website and simplify its use. Cookies contain no personal data. They do not contain viruses. You can manage or deactivate cookies in your browser settings. We use what are known as session cookies, which store data for the technical management of the session in your browser and delete them as soon as you have terminated the browser session.

 3. Cookies collection, processing and disclosure of data

Your personal data are only recorded by us if you provide them actively and voluntarily, e.g. in the course of a registration, job application, email, form, request or order for information material, to perform a contract, a survey or in similar situations. 

CO.DON is entirely responsible for the processing and security of your personal data and for compliance with applicable data protection legislation.

Your data are not used for advertising or market research purposes without your explicit consent. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties unless they are affiliated companies, you have given your explicit consent or the data is required to provide the requested services or is otherwise allowed by  data protection legislation (including the processing by carefully selected and supervised processors on the basis of data processing by a processor as defined in the German Federal Data Protection Act).

 4. Limited purpose of use

All the personal information we receive from you via the website is only used to enable your access to our protected areas or to provide our services. The use of your data is limited to this purpose. 

 5. Information and correction right

You have the right to view and amend the personal data stored by us. To exercise this right, please send us an email at datenschutz@codon.de

 6. Retention and deletion of data

You are entitled to require the deletion of your personal data at any time. To do so, please send us an email at datenschutz@codon.de. Generally speaking, your data will be deleted when the access or service request is over or is no longer used for the respective purpose. Data is deleted in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions and statutory obligations to keep records.

7. Data security

CO.DON uses all the necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect the data you provide and we manage from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction and unauthorised access by third parties. The security measures are improved continuously in line with technological developments.

 8. Updates to the data protection policy

CO.DON reserves the right to amend or supplement the data protection policy in line with statutory data protection provisions. Amendments will be published on the website. On request we will also send them to you by email.

  9. Contact

If you have questions or concerns about data protection and your personal data, we will be pleased to help you. Please send your request to datenschutz@codon.de.

  10.  Protection of personal data

For questions on this subject please consult our Privacy Policy. (Link)

 Published by CO.DON AG

© 2018 editor and publisher: Matthias Meißner, Director Corporate Communications

 Terms and Conditions of Use

Access to and use of our website are subject to the following conditions of use and the relevant legislation and regulations. By accessing and using this website the visitor agrees to the terms and conditions of use. 

The website was developed on behalf of and is managed by CO.DON AG. We expressly reserve the right to change or supplement the website, the Terms and Conditions of Use and the General Terms and Conditions without prior announcement and to suspend them in full or in part.    

Disclaimer

CO.DON AG has compiled the information on this website to the best of its knowledge and belief. We endeavour to update and expand our offering continuously. The information on the website serves solely to present CO.DON AG, its products and services. No representation or warranty, explicit or implicit, is made as to the accuracy and completeness of the information on the website. 

You are advised that information which was accurate on the date published may no longer be so. We therefore recommend that you review the information from the website before use. We are happy to help you if you need advice or instructions on our products or services.

The users of this website confirm that they access the website and its contents at their own risk. Neither CO.DON nor third parties involved in the creation, production or transfer of this website are liable for losses or damages resulting from the access or impossibility of access, the use or impossibility of use of the website or from the fact that they rely on information contained in this website.

Third-party websites/links

Despite careful checks, we assume no liability for the contents, quality or availability of external links. The sole responsibility for the contents, quality and availability of linked pages lies with their operators. CO.DON assumes no liability for damages or breaches resulting from the use of such contents. Access to such websites takes place at the user’s own risk.

Copyright and use of our website

The contents, including all texts, pictures, graphics, audio, video and animated files and their arrangements are , subject to copyright and other intellectual property laws. Without the prior written permission of CO.DON AG this website and the contents provided on it (including in particular graphics, audio and video sequences, HTML-codes, buttons and text) may not be copied, reprinted, published, sent, transmitted, disseminated or distributed in any way. If you intend to use published contents of the website you must respect the existing intellectual property rights and all applicable terms and conditions of use.

It is nonetheless permitted to make a single copy for your exclusive personal, non-commercial use, on condition that the website and contents are not altered and all references to copyright, patents, trade marks and other property rights are included on the copy or a corresponding reference is included, to the extent that extracts are copied.

Unless otherwise stated or otherwise identifiable as third-party rights, all trade marks on this website are the property of CO.DON. All unauthorised use of these trade marks or other materials is expressly forbidden and constitutes a breach of copyright, trade mark law or other industrial property rights.

Details provided by you

Unless expressly declared otherwise, CO.DON is entitled to assume that the all information provided to CO.DON via the website does not infringe third-party rights. Furthermore, users are wholly responsible for the contents and accuracy of the data they transfer. 

The user agrees with the storage of these data by CO.DON and their use for statistical analysis or other named commercial purposes. This does not apply to personal data that go beyond master data or usage data within the meaning of Sections 14 and 15 Telemedia Act (TMG). 

International users

CO.DON controls, operates and maintains this website. It is intended for international use. CO.DON does not guarantee that the information is correct worldwide. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that retrieving or downloading contents is in compliance with applicable local law.

Applicable law

All legal claims or disputes arising in connection with this website or its use are subject to the interpretation of the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, with the exception of provisions of international private law and the Hague Convention relating to a uniform law on the international goods of 1 July 1964 and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 11 April 1980.

© 2018 Published by CO.DON AG

editor and publisher: Matthias Meißner, Director Corporate Communications CO.DON AG