Data Protection Notice

Data protection information
Welcome to our website, we are delighted at your interest in our company. To reassure you during your visit as regards the treatment of your personal data by our company, we would like to take this opportunity to explain what happens to the accumulated data and clarify the security measures implemented on our part. We would also like to advise you of your legally established rights in connection with the processing of this data.

Personal details
During your visit to our Internet pages, the only information recorded is the name of your Internet service provider and the web pages that you access. This information is evaluated by us for purely statistical purposes (e.g. the number of times an individual web page is accessed). As an Internet user you remain anonymous during your visit. Generally, no personal details are collected by us when you use our website. Such details are only collected when you provide us with this information, for example, within the scope of an order (annual report, image brochure, technical information, etc.). Currently, this information is transferred in unencrypted form. For this reason, the possibility of the respective data being read by unauthorised third parties during transfer cannot be ruled out. You may, however, use alternative communication methods (e.g. letter post or fax) that offer greater security than transfer via the Internet.

Cookies
If you visit the download area of our website, we may well store information in the form of cookies on your computer. This enables us to recognise you during your next visit to our homepage. Cookies are small information units that are stored on your computer's hard drive by your browser and which allow us, for example, to save your password so that you do not have to reenter it on your next visit If you don't want us to recognise your computer, please configure your Internet browser so that it deletes cookies from your computer's hard drive, blocks all cookies or warns you before a cookie is stored. Our cookies do not contain any personal information that enables conclusions to be made about the user's identity.

Google
"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", or text files, that are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred and stored on a server in the USA by Google. In case of anonymous IP activation on this website, however, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other countries which are parties to the European Economic Area agreement. Only under exceptional circumstances will the complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and provide further services associated with use of the website and the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transferred via your browser by Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, please note that this may mean that you are unable to use all the functions of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent Google collecting or processing the data generated by cookies and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link ( http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de ).

You can find detailed information relating to this at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=debzw . at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that Google Analytics has added the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to this website to ensure that IP addresses are collected anonymously (known as IP masking)".

Etracker, including right to cancel:
This website uses technologies provided by etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to gather and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes. A user profile is generated from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be created in relation to this. Cookies are small text files, which are stored as temporary Internet files on the Internet browser of the website user. Cookies enable repeat recognition of the Internet browser.
Data collected with the use of etracker technologies will not be used without separately acquired authorisation from the respective individual to personally identify the user of this website and will not be combined with personal data about the pseudonym bearer. Data collection and storage can be opposed at any time with future effect.

User profile/authorisation
User profiles are not created. Should we intend to create user profiles in the future, we will notify you promptly of our intention upon accessing the respective website. You will have the opportunity to oppose such action. Should you not agree to the creation of such a profile, we will naturally respect your wishes and will refrain from creating a profile for you. Moreover, data will only be collected, processed or used by us for consulting, advertising or market research purposes where you have given us prior authorisation to do so. Naturally, you may cancel the authorisation provided at any time.

Use and forwarding of personal data/intended purpose
All personal data that we obtain from you within the scope of using the company websites and in the normal course of business is collected, processed and used by us solely for the stated purpose. As such, you may be assured that this will only occur within the scope of the applicable legal provisions and/or only with your consent. Within the scope of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), personal data collected by us may be forwarded to third parties with whom we work. We implement the necessary measures to ensure that such third parties are obliged to protect all personal data on our behalf. Insofar as required to do so by law or court order, we will forward your data to authorities entitled to receive the information. We will not sell your personal data to any third parties or otherwise commercially exploit it.

Public procedural register/right to information
The public procedural register (pursuant to Section 4e of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)) presented on our website provides you with a general overview of the groups of persons and the purposes in relation to which our company collects, processes and uses data, and also states to whom such data is forwarded. Upon request, we would be happy to send you written notification stating whether we have stored any personal data relating to you and providing details of such. Insofar as possible, we will offer you opportunities to update or amend the personal data stored. In particular, you may send us updates and amendments to your personal data using the e-mail address infoservice@stoeu.com. We will then take appropriate action to ensure that your personal data stored with us is updated as quickly as possible.

Protection of minors
As a principle, children may not transfer any personal data to our websites without the permission of their parents or guardian. We recommend that parents and guardians instruct their children on the safe and responsible handling of personal information on the Internet. On no account will we knowingly gather acquired personal data on children, or in any way use such data or effect unauthorised disclosure to third parties.

Links to other providers
In relation to direct or indirect references to external Internet sites ("links"), we accept no responsibility for the content or the data protection/data security concepts of these websites. An individual check of all content is not possible in every case. Please notify us immediately of any unlawful content on linked pages. In this respect, please also note our disclaimer of liability.

Security policy
Commensurate technical and organisational measures have been implemented on our part in order to protect data relating to our employees, customers, suppliers and other personal information stored by us from being subject to accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. This level of security is constantly reviewed and updated in line with new security standards.

User declaration of consent
Upon using our website you agree that we may store the personal data voluntarily provided by you and process and use such data in observance of the above.