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Data Protection Notice

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The protection of your personal information and privacy is of great importance to EQS Group. Therefore, at EQS Group, personal data is only collected, processed, and used in accordance with applicable data protection regulations and data security. The following details are for your information. Please note that the EQS Group websites may contain links to other providers' websites, to which this data protection declaration does not extend.

Cookies

This website (http://www.eqs.com) uses cookies. Cookies are small files of information, which are stored on your computer, optimize your website usage, and enable the analysis of website use. When visiting the EQS website for the first time, you will be able to apply custom cookie settings and to agree with cookie usage in your configured manner.

The cookies used on our web servers are predominantly “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted from your hard drive once the browser session has come to an end. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognize your computer when you next visit our site (“permanent cookies”). The information contained in these cookies, which may include personal data, is then read by our web server whenever you return to the EQS website. This information is used to assess your use of the EQS website, to compile reports about website activity for website operators, and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. This information is only transferred to a third party if this is required by law.

Web Tracking

EQS uses the services of etracker GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany, to analyze website usage data. With etracker, cookies are used to enable the statistical analysis of the use of the EQS website by its visitors, as well as to facilitate the display of usage-dependent content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by an internet browser on the user's device. Etracker cookies do not contain any information that could personally identify a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored in Germany by etracker. This process is dictated by the provider of this website, and all etracker data is subject to strict German and EU data protection laws and standards. Etracker has been checked, certified, and awarded with the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

Data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the user’s IP address as early as is possible and then converts login or device IDs into unique keys. Subsequently, no connection to a specific individual or user can be made via the generated key. Etracker does not use this data for any other purposes, does not combine it with other data, and does not pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.


Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here.

 

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield Google guarantees that it will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our site.

When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Google offers detailed information at

in particular on options for preventing the use of data.

Re-targeting

We use Insight Tag, a product of LinkedIn Corp., located at 2029 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The LinkedIn Insight Tag drops a cookie on your web browser when visiting the EQS website. Cookie information is matched against LinkedIn’s member data to build an anonymous segment of matched LinkedIn members for targeting. You can object to LinkedIn retargeting in your LinkedIn settings. Find the LinkedIn Privacy Policy here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

We use Twitter Website Tag, a product of Twitter, Inc., located at 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The Twitter Website Tag drops a cookie on your web browser when visiting the EQS website. Cookie information is matched against Twitter’s member data to build an anonymous segment of matched Twitter members for targeting. You can object to Twitter retargeting in your Twitter settings. Find the Twitter Privacy Policy here: https://twitter.com/privacy

We use Google AdWords Tag, a product of Google LLC, located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The Google AdWords Tag drops a cookie on your web browser when visiting the EQS website. Later, Google might display adverts of EQS within the Google Display Network. Find the Google Data Privacy Policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

YouTube Videos

We embed videos that are hosted on YouTube, a video platform owned by Google LLC, located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Find the Google Data Privacy Policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

Newsletters and Mailings

EQS websites offer subscriptions to newsletters and mailings. If you subscribe to an email newsletter or mailing list, which will require your name and email address, you will receive an email confirmation of subscription to the provided email address. Your subscription is completed only after your confirmation via the automated email.

Some EQS newsletters and mailings may monitor recipient actions, such as email open rates using embedded links within the message. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences. By subscribing to our communications, you agree to the storage and monitoring of this data.

Your acceptance to receive EQS communications can be withdrawn at any time via a link at the end of each mailing or newsletter. 

(Data) Security at EQS Group

EQS Group uses technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. These security measures are constantly improved to be in-line with ongoing technological developments. These developments may affect and relate to: access rights, authentications, audits, checks, controls, alert messages, data storage and security, data transfer standards, and data environment integrity. EU and State legal regulations (i.e. Insider Regulation), as well as strict company regulations, also apply to EQS Group. The Code of Conduct applies to all EQS Group employees, requiring them to adhere to all principles of data protection and security.

Use of Personal Data

Personal data is only used to process your enquiries and to execute contracts. All subsequent use of your data for the purposes of advertising, market research, or the personalized configuration of electronic services from EQS Group, requires your previous consent. As your consent to use your data for the above-mentioned purposes can also include the transfer of your data to other organizations in the EQS Group, your data may also be passed on to these entities. Outside of this, there is no transfer of your data to third parties.

Privacy Notice for Shareholders

In our Privacy Notice for Shareholders, we have summarized all information related to the processing of our shareholders' personal data. You can download the Privacy Notice here

Participation in or review of webcasts

To register for webcasts, you must provide your name, company and e-mail address. These data are collected and stored for the use of our offer exclusively. The data will not be passed on to third parties. A comparison of the collected data with data that may be collected by other components (tracking, cookies) of our site does not take place either.

Anonymized data such as IP, location, duration of participation, device and browser are recorded. We collect the data to optimize our products and services.

Additional Information / Contacts

Should you have any further questions or comments on the topic of data protection, your personal data, or should you have a request for the public procedure directory, or should you want to verify which personal data is stored about you, have been modified, corrected or deleted, please contact our EQS Group Data Protection Officer:

Oliver Kunert
Email: dataprotection@eqs.com
Phone: +49 89 210298-0
Karlstrasse 47
80333 Munich, Germany