PMI CORPORATE WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE

We take your privacy very seriously and would like to inform you about who we are, what data we collect about you (“personal data”) and what we do with this data.
All information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection notice under this
link.

 

Use of cookies

We use cookies in order to design this website for you optimally and to be able to improve it continually. That includes the use of cookies, which are necessary for seamless website operation, as well as those, which are solely used for anonymous and internal statistics or for comfort settings.

Cookies are small text files saved to a user’s device by a web browser in order to store certain information.

With respect to the duration of data storage, most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They save a so-called session ID, which is used to recognize the various requests from your browser in a single session. After closing the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Persistent cookiesare also used, which remain on your device according to the confirmation in the cookies themselves or until you delete them using your browser’s security settings. These cookies become active again every time you access this website using the same device. The information stored in cookies is sent back to our website (first party cookies) or to another website the cookies belong to (third party cookies). The information saved and sent back by a cookie makes it possible to recognize when a user has already accessed and visited this website. Based on that information, we can display this website to the user in an optimal manner in line with his or her preferences.

The following cookies are used on our website:

  • Technically required cookies;
  • Performance cookies;

Technically required cookies

Technically required cookies ensure that this website is working properly. Without these cookies, the website cannot be used as intended or can’t deliver the attributes you’d like. This kind of cookie is used exclusively by the website operator (first party cookie) and all information stored in the cookies is sent exclusively to this website. This website’s use of technically required cookies is possible without user consent. For that reason, it is not possible to deactivate or activate these cookies individually.

However, users do have the ability to configure their browsers at any time such that all cookies will be blocked in general. In that case, the site may not display correctly and features you’ve selected may not be available.

Performance cookies

This website uses performance cookies (Google Analytics cookies). We use these cookies to log information such as number of visits to a page, number of sub-pages visited, the order of pages visited, the amount of time spent on our site, how long each session lasts, and, as applies, which error messages are shown.

Performance cookies help us to collect information about how usersare using our website and how well it works. They support us in answering the question of which pages are particularly popular, which are used the least, and how users navigate around the website. That enables us to better align our website’s content with user needs and improve our service.

All of the information collected in these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. The IP address of the user’s computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymized so that we are unable to draw any conclusions about the individual user.

The use of performance cookies on this website takes place exclusively in conjunction with user consent.

Deactivation or deletion of cookies

You can configure your browser so that you will be notified when cookies are set, and in a way that you can allow cookies on a case-by-case basis or exclude them in general. You can also activate automatic deletion of cookies whenever the browser closes. You can delete any cookie that has been set using your browser’s security settings.

Please note that general deactivation of cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.

Legal basis for the use of cookies

We use cookies for regular operation of this website, to provide basic functions and to optimize user experience and content continuously. That also constitutes our legitimate interests in data processing under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Accordingly, the legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Use of Google Analytics

If you have provided consent accordingly, this website will use Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on a user’s computer to enable analysis of how the website is used. When individual pages on this website are accessed, the following data is stored:

  • Three bytes from the IP address of the system used for access (anonymized IP address)
  • The webpage visited
  • The webpage via which the user landed on this website’s page (referrer)
  • The sub-pages accessed from the visited page
  • The duration of stay on the website
  • The frequency of visits to this website

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website (including your IP address) is generally transmitted to Google servers in the United States and stored there. IP anonymization has been activated on this website so that Google truncates a user’s IP address beforehand within European Union Member States or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Please note that this website has supplemented Google Analytics with the “anonymizeIp” code in order to assure anonymized collection of IP addresses (known as IP masking). That means it is no longer possible to trace the truncated IP address to the user’s computer or device. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted within the scope of Google Analytics via your browser with other Google data. You’ll find more detailed information regarding the terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html,
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de,
and at https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

For the exceptional cases where personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for processing personal user data is Art. 6 para. 1 line 1 lit. a) GDPR(Consent).

Purposes of processing

On behalf of this website’s operator, Google will use such information to assess how users navigate around the website in order to create reports on website activity as well as to provide further services to the website operator in association with website usage and Internet usage. Analysis of the garnered data makes it possible to improve individual functions and content as well as the user experience of this webpage.

Duration of data storage

The data stored via tracking will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for our record requirements. In our case, that means 14 months.

Opt-out for data collection

You can withdraw your consent at any time by blocking cookie storage using the corresponding settings in your browser software.

Users can furthermore opt out of Google’s collection of the data generated by a cookie and related to website usage (including IP address) as well as Google’s processing of that data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in. Opt-out cookies will block future logging of data when visiting this website. In order for this add-on to work, it has to be installed in the browser and executed correctly.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics’ and block collection of your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookiewill be set to hinder your data from being collected during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

However, please note that if you do so, then you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.