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1. Acquisition, Processing and Utilization of Data
2. Consent / Voluntary Basis
3. Right to Information and to Modification and Deletion of Personal Data
4. Security and Access Protection
5. Modifications to the Privacy Policy
6. Personal Contact for Data Protection

Data protection: your legal right - our obligation

Thank you for visiting our website; we are pleased at your interest in the homepage of SAFEDOR. It is a declared aim of SAFEDOR to take the protection of your private information seriously during its processing, and to observe this principle in all of our business processes. For this reason, in the following we outline the guidelines which govern how SAFEDOR proceeds with personal data. You will find this "Privacy Policy" and possibly other pertinent details on the acquisition, processing and utilization of personal data wherever we ask you to provide such personal information. In addition, we would like to point out that the SAFEDOR webpages may contain links to the websites of other content providers that are not covered by this Privacy Policy. We therefore recommend that you inform yourself about the corresponding data-protection arrangements of such content providers.

1. Acquisition, Processing and Utilization of Data  
You can navigate anonymously in all of the public SAFEDOR webpages. Just what information you give us during your visit remains up to you. We collect only statistical data which cannot be traced back to you (so-called technical access data); this is intended for improving the website (e.g. on the number of visitors to each individual webpage) and also serves to identify possible problems with our Internet content. The recorded information comprises the IP address, access date and time, page accessed, and the size of any files transferred. This information, which is intended only for internal use, has no reference to any particular person. We only record data for person-related processing and utilization (known as personal data, i.e. information that can be traced to you as an individual, such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) if you voluntarily agree to provide such an input, and if you explicitly declare that you are in agreement with such utilization - and insofar this is at all permissible by law. In particular, on our webpages we offer several services with the following distinct purpose, for which certain personal data are requested: (1): Request for Proposal To use the Link “Request for Proposal”, you have to register with a dedicated form. This information is stored at SAFEDOR in a database, so that you can be identified and authenticated for later access.

2. Consent / Voluntary Basis  
Without your explicit consent, there will be no automated acquisition, processing or utilization of personal data from your Internet visit, other than for the items detailed above. Any personal data you make available to us will be passed on to persons or departments outside the SAFEDOR organisation only with your explicit consent and only insofar as such recipients have entered into a commitment with SAFEDOR to observe the applicable data-protection provisions. The data can be used within the company for advertising purposes if you have not expressly excluded such use. We shall observe the bounds prescribed by the Data Protection Law and the Antitrust Law.

3. Right to Information and to Modification and Deletion of Personal Data
According to current valid legislation, you are entitled to enquire as to what personal data we have stored about you. Furthermore, you have the right at any time to withdraw your permission, wholly or in part, concerning the utilization or processing of your personal data. In such a case, we shall delete the corresponding data, provided that there are no legal grounds prohibiting us from doing so. Please direct your request for information and any wishes regarding modification or deletion of your personal data to our Data Protection Officer.

4. Security and Access Protection  
Personal data and passwords are transferred between our webserver and your browser in encrypted form. This procedure is supported by the current versions of the browsers that are widely available. You are shown that the encryption mode has been activated by means of a symbol (e.g. a closed padlock) in your browser window or by indication that the HTTPS protocol is being used (right mouse-click anywhere on a non-active part of the browser page, then click on Properties). We advise you to transmit sensitive personal data only in encrypted form. If required, SSL-capable browsers can be found at the homepage of the producer of your operating system. The SAFEDOR network is protected against unauthorized access by a state-of-the-art firewall. To access your data, staff of SAFEDOR need access authorizations that must have been granted explicitly.

5. Modifications to the Privacy Policy  
We must point out that, from time to time, it may be necessary to adapt and modify this Privacy Policy to account for current developments. Please inform yourself about the latest version of our data protection guidelines.

6. Personal Contact for Data Protection  
Should you have any questions, suggestions or enquiries in connection with this Privacy Policy and the processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Dr. Pierre C. Sames
c/o Germanischer Lloyd AG
Vorsetzen 35
20459 Hamburg
Germany

Tel. : +49 (0)40 36149-113
Email: pcs@gl-group.com

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last update : August 28, 2003

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