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.
(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.
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.
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. 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.
Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here.
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.
News service and event reminder
EQS websites offer subscriptions to news services, alerts and event reminder services. Your subscription requires your email address. By subscribing to our communications, you agree to the storage and monitoring of your data.
Your acceptance to receive EQS communications can be withdrawn at any time via a link at the end of each mailing or newsletter.
Registration for webcast events requires your name, your company’s name and your email address. This data is only used and stored to offer the webcast service selected. There is no matching of this data with other data that is gathered while visiting our websites. Furthermore, there is no transfer of your data to third parties. Anonymized data, such as your IP address, your location, device, browser, and participation time, are tracked to optimize our products and services.
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.
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:
Phone: +49 89 210298-0
80333 Munich, Germany