Data protection

Thank you for your interest in our homepage and our company.

The protection of any personal information collected, processed and used while you are visiting our homepage is a matter of great importance to us. Your details are protected in line with legal requirements. In the following, you can read what information is collected during your visit to the homepage, and how it is used.

1. Department responsible
The department which operates this page, and is thus responsible in terms of the Data Protection Act is ATON GmbH, Leopoldstr. 53, D-80802 München.

2. Collection of and processing data
Each time someone accesses our homepage and each time a file stored on our homepage is opened, data appertaining to this activity is temporarily stored and used in a log file. Before being stored, each data record is made anonymous by changing the IP address. Here are details of the information that is saved with each access/registration:

• Anonymised IP address
• Date and time of registration
• Page opened / name of file opened
• Web browser and domain enquired about
• Amount of data transferred
• Note of whether access was successful or not

It is not possible to determine the identity of any person from these anonymous details.
We store data for in-company, system-related and statistical purposes, and the process is essential for organisational and technical reasons.

3. Personal information
Personal information (§3 sect. 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act "BDSG") includes details of a personal (e.g. name, address, date of birth, profession, title) or factual nature (e.g. income, industrial/commercial sector, services offered) relating to a defined or definable individual.

4. Storage of personal information
Beyond this, no personal information is collected, unless you give this information of your own free will, for instance in the context of an enquiry or registration. No such personal information is sold to third parties, or marketed in any other way.

5. Use and transfer of personal information
Any personal information with which you might have provided us will be used only to answer your own queries, to process any contracts entered into with you, and for technical administration.

Your personal information will not be forwarded to third parties or otherwise transferred, unless it is essential either for the purpose of contract handling (in particular the transfer of order-related data to suppliers) or invoicing, or you have given your prior consent. You are entitled, at any time, to withdraw your consent, with effect for the future.

Any personal information which has been stored will be deleted if you withdraw your consent to its being saved, provided it is not necessary for us to be in possession of such information to satisfy the purpose for which it was saved, or if its storage is forbidden for other legal reasons.

6. External links
We would like to make it perfectly clear that we have no influence over the question of adherence to the data protection regulations of the provider of an external link. For this reason, we accept no liability for external links to third-party sites.

7. Right to be informed
You are entitled, at any time, free of charge, and without stating reasons, to request details of any data on yourself that we have stored. You can, at any time, instruct us to block, correct or delete data we have collected. You can also, at any time, address any questions, ideas or complaints you might have regarding data protection on our web site and in our company to

ATON GmbH
Leopoldstr. 53
D-80802 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 970 515 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 970 515 - 199
E-Mail: info[at]aton.de

8. Technical security
By implementing every technical and organisational measure possible, we strive to save personal information in such a way as to prevent it from being accessed by third parties. Our technical and organisational security measures are constantly updated, in order to safeguard any data we have received and protect it as far as possible from unauthorised access, unlawful deletion or manipulation, or accidental loss.

9. Web tracking
We utilise web tracking software to establish the frequency of use and the number of people visiting our web site. Our website utilises the open source analysis tool PIWIK (www.piwik.org ), to  create statistical evaluations of usage of the website. PIWIK saves the data collected (this includes IP address, time, accessed side, user browser) in a data base. The evaluations created with PIWIK are  completely anonymous,  and cannot be used for the identification of individuals. There is no linkage of any data saved with other data sources, nor any disclosure to third parties.

10. Use of cookies
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your web browser for the duration of your stay on our web site, and serve to record your online activities. Cookies cannot damage your computer, nor do they carry viruses.

We use two types of cookies: on the one hand, "session cookies", which are held in temporary storage only for as long as you are visiting our web site, after which they are deleted; and on the other, "permanent cookies", which are used to retain information about visitors who make repeated visits to our web site. The point of utilising these cookies is to enable us to provide optimum user guidance, to "recognise" you, and, when you when you visit the site again, present as varied a web site as possible, along with new contents. The contents of a permanent cookie are limited to an identification number only, nothing more. Neither your name, IP address, nor any other personal information is stored. We do not create an individual profile of your online activities.

You can deactivate cookies by adjusting your browser settings. However, this may make some of the functions on our web site unusable.

11. Further information
Your trust is important to us. For this reason, we will be happy to answer any questions you might have concerning the handling of your personal data. Should you have any questions which this Data Protection Policy Statement has failed to answer, or require further information on any particular point, please send your e-mail to info[at]aton.de .