Data Privacy Policy Website

Last change: March 22, 2018

Derdack GmbH (in the following also “Derdack” or “we”) appreciates your interest in our website (in the following also “SIGNL4 Website” or “Website”). We attach great importance to protecting your privacy. In the following we provide detailed information on how your data is handled.

1. Data Controller
The data controller is:

Derdack GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 8, 14467 Potsdam
Managing director: Matthes Derdack

2. Contact details of the data protection officer
René Bormann,

3. Visiting the Website, contact requests
3.1. In general, you can visit the SIGNL4 Website without telling us who you are. We see only the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us and the pages you are visiting on our Website. This information is evaluated to provide us with statistics. You, as an individual user, remain anonymous.
3.2. If you wish to send us a message via the contact page on our Website, for example, by using our feedback form, we collect your name, your email address and your company’s name. The provision of your telephone number is voluntary. We use your data only to reply to your message.

4. Consents given
4.1. You have expressly given us the following consent(s), and we have kept a record of your consent.
□       I consent to the use of my email address by Derdack for the purpose of sending me their newsletter.

Under the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) we are obliged to keep the content of consent declarations accessible at all times.

4.2. You may withdraw your consent(s) at any time with effect for the future.

5. Cookies
5.1. “Cookies” are small pieces of data that enable us to store specific information related to you, the user, on your computer while you are visiting our Website. Cookies help us to determine how often our Website is used and by how many users, and they also make it as convenient and efficient as possible for you to use our Website.
5.2. We use session cookies, which are stored only temporarily while you use one of our internet sites and permanent cookies to store information about computers that repeatedly access our Website. This enables us to provide you with optimum user guidance and to “recognise” you when you return to our Website so that we can offer you maximum variety and new content. The content of a permanent cookie is only an identification number. Name, IP address or other information regarding your true identity are not stored, and we do not set up any individual profiles regarding your pattern of use.
5.3. You may also use our services without cookies. In your browser settings, you can deactivate the storage of cookies by selecting “Options/Internet Options”, limit them to certain websites or set up your browser so that it informs you when a cookie is sent. You may delete cookies from your computer’s hard disk at any time (e.g. Firefox: Options > Preferences > Privacy > Show Cookies > Remove Cookie / Delete All Cookies; Internet Explorer: Options > Internet Options > General > Delete Browsing History / Cookies). Please note, however, that disabling cookie storage means that you will have limited presentation of our Website and limited user guidance.

6. Google Analytics
6.1. The website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, pieces of text data that are stored on your computer and enable your use of our Website to be analysed. The information provided by the cookie concerning your use of our Website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, because the IP address is rendered anonymous on our Websites, your IP address is shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission. Only in exceptional circumstances is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyse your use of the Website in order to compile reports on Website activities and to provide further services to us relating to the use of the Website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can disable the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that you may then not be able to use all of the functions of the Website in full. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of our Website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link:
6.2. More detailed information on this is available at or (general information on Google Analytics and privacy). Please note that, on our Websites, the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” has been integrated in Google Analytics to ensure that IP addresses are recorded in anonymous form (IP masking).

7. Data security
To guarantee data security and protect your personal data, Derdack GmbH will take technical protective measures to prevent third parties from accessing your data, in particular. Derdack GmbH adapts these technical protective measures to state-of-the-art technology.

8. The right to information, rectification, deletion and blocking of your data
8.1. You have the right to be informed about your personal data stored at Derdack and, if appropriate, to have this data rectified, deleted or blocked. To assert your rights, please contact the data controller designated under 1.
8.2. You may view and modify the data stored in your profile at any time. You may also delete your profile at any time. In cases governed by § 35 (3) German Federal Data Protection Act, your profile will be blocked rather than deleted.
8.3. Derdack points out that if instructed to do so by the data controller, Derdack is entitled in individual cases to provide information about data if this is required for purposes of prosecution, to avert risks by the police authorities of the federal states, to perform the statutory tasks of the federal and state authorities to protect the constitution, of the German intelligence service (Bundesnachrichtendienst) or of the military counterintelligence service (militärischer Abschirmdienst) or to enforce intellectual property rights.

9. Updates
In the course of technological development, Derdack will continually update its data protection policy. Derdack will incorporate any updates on this page in good time and, if necessary, obtain your renewed consent.
Irrespective of this, you should visit this site regularly to obtain information about the current status of data protection.