Data Protection Declaration


1. General information

Markel International (hereinafter “Provider”) respects the privacy of all persons, who visit our Internet presence. We hereby explain to users about the type, the scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on this website. You will also find out how you can check the accuracy of this information and arrange for the deletion of these data at the Provider.

The collection, processing and use of data are carried out in line with the statutory data protection provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as the Telemedia Act (TMG). We take the necessary measures which ensure this.

 

2. Collection, use and processing of personal data

Personal data are information, with the help of which a person can be determined, thus details which can be tracked back to a person. These include the name, the e-mail address or the telephone number. However, personal data also includes data about personal preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone.

Personal data will only be collected, used and forwarded by the Provider if this is permitted by law or the users consent to the data collection.
You will remain anonymous when using our websites as long as you do not make personal data available to us voluntarily yourself.
A collection, use and processing of personal data can occur in the following cases:

a) Access data/ server log files        

The Provider or the Web-Hoster centron GmbH (managing directors: Monika Seucan and Wilhelm Seucan) collect data about each access to the offer (so-called server logfiles). The access data include:

Name of the called website, file, date and time when called, transmitted data volume, report of a successful call, browser type together with version, the operating system of the user, Referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the enquiring provider.

The Provider shall only use the protocol data for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, the security and the optimisation of the offer. However, the Provider will reserve the right to subsequently check the protocol data if there is the justified suspicion of an unlawful use owing to concrete indications.


b) Establishment of contact / use of the offered services

The details of the user will be stored with the establishment of contact with the Provider (e.g. by means of a contact form or e-mail) and for the use of the services offered on the website, for the purpose of processing the enquiry as well as for follow-up questions. The user voluntarily makes his data available for this purpose. 

c) Cookies

This website uses Session-Cookies. Cookies are small files, which make it possible to store specific information relating to the device on the access device of the user (PC, smartphone etc.). They serve on the one hand the purpose of the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record the statistical data of the website use and to be able to analyse these for improving the offer. The users can exert an influence on the use of the Cookies. The majority of browsers have an option with which the storage of Cookies is restricted or prevented completely. The functionality and the use comfort of the website cannot be guaranteed without Cookies.


d) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies“, text files, which are stored on computers of the users and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated through the Cookie concerning the use of this website by the users is as a rule transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there.

In the event of the activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address of the user will be previously abbreviated by Google however within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and abbreviated there. The IP anonymisation is active on this website. By order of the operator of this website Google will use this information in order to evaluate the use of the website by the users in order to compile reports about the website activities and in order to provide further services associated with the website use and the Internet use towards the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be brought together with other data of Google. The users can prevent the storage of the Cookies by a corresponding setting of their browser software; We would however like to point out to the users that in this case they may, if applicable, not be able to use all functions of this website in full. The users can in addition prevent the recording of the data generated by the Cookie and relating to their use of the website (incl. their IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Alternatively to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices please click this link in order to prevent the recording by Google Analytics within this website in future. An Opt-Out-Cookie will thus be filed on your device. If you delete your Cookies you will have to click this link once again.

You can find more detailed information relating to the conditions of use and the data protection of Google Analytics under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html. The call of Google Analytics on this website was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();“ in order to record IP addresses in an anonymised form.


3. Security 

If personal data are collected, used and processed the Provider will store your data securely and therefore take all precautionary measures in order to protect your data against loss, abuse or also changes. Contractual partners of the provider, who have access to your data in order to provide services towards you in the name of the Provider, are obliged by contract to the exclusive use according to the purpose and to the secrecy of the information. We do not forward any personal data without your explicit consent unless we are obliged to do so by law.

4. Storage deadline of the data

Personal data will only be stored as long as this is necessary to achieve the purposes stated herein or at envisaged by storage deadlines stipulated by the legislator. After the respective purpose ceases to apply or after the expiry of a storage obligation the data will be deleted or blocked according to the statutory regulations.

 

5. Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user is entitled to receive information free of charge upon application concerning the personal data, which were stored with reference to him. In addition the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data insofar as this is not opposed by any statutory storage obligation.