Privacy & Data Policy

Quaid Media International GmbH – Privacy and Data Protection

Personally identifiable information may not be processed in Germany without the consent of the visitor (Information and Communications Law, Article 2).

Quaid Media International GmbH (hereinafter referred to as Quaid Media) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and conforms to data privacy laws.

We use tracking software to monitor customer traffic patterns and website usage to help us develop the design and layout of the website to better meet the needs of visitors. This software does not enable us to capture any personally identifying information. Some of the data tracked during the visit of this website will be used for statistical analysis. This data collection occurs with a pixel that is included in each page of this website.

The following data is collected:

  • Request (File name of the requested file)
  • Browser Version (for example, Internet Explorer 6.0)
  • Browser Language (for example, English)
  • Operating System (for example, Windows XP)
  • Browser Window Resolution
  • Screen Resolution
  • JavaScript On / Off
  • Java On / Off
  • Cookies On / Off
  • Color depth
  • Referrer URL (the linking site)
  • Shortened IP Address for geographic recognition
  • Timestamp
  • Clicks
  • Form content. For text fields, such as Name and Password, only „filled_out” or “empty” are sent. The actual content entered into the text fields is not sent.

No Transmission on Third Parties

Your data will not be shared with Third Parties

IP Address

The IP Address is sent with every server call, in order that the server knows where to send the response. The IP Address is allocated to everyone when they connect to the internet. This IP Address is assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP). The ISP can determine which IP Address was allocated to which customer at which point in time. With the law concerning data storage, the ISP may be required to store this information. It may be possible via the ISP to identify the person responsible for the user’s internet connection.

We do not save the IP Address. We anonymize the IP Address by shortening it for the geolocalization purposes of our web analytics. The IP Addresses are then entirely deleted, so that our data cannot be used to identify a user. The geolocalization functions via a database in which the IP Addresses of various hosts and their location are saved. Thus, the geolocalization indicates the location of the ISP, but not the concrete address of a user.

Cookies

The internet pages employ cookies in many places. They serve to make our website user-friendlier and more effective. Cookies are small text files that are set on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are known as “Session Cookies”. Additionally, there are other cookies that are used to recognize the same user across multiple visits to the website. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way and do not contain any viruses. These data are not attributable by Quaid Media to any individual persons. An integration of this data with other data sources will not be performed.

The following cookies are set for web analytics purposes:

  • Last Click (for Session Timeout, Duration: a Session)
  • Session Cookie (for Session recognition, Duration: one Session)
  • Ever Cookie (for recognition of New/Returning Customers, Duration: 60 months / 5 years)

In your browser settings, you can determine if cookies may be set or not. If you wish not to be tracked for this website, then you can opt-out of the tracking below or you may configure your browser’s cookie settings to limit the acceptance of cookies or to delete cookies (Cookie Domain: dcmn.com).

Further information

Your trust is important to us. Thus, we are available at anytime to answer your questions and concerns regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have questions which are not addressed by this Data Privacy Statement or when you would like further information about a specific point, please contact our data protection officer privacy@quaidmedia.com.

Managing the cookie files

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.

Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. The main browser types are listed below.

You can also control Adobe Local Shared Objects on your computer, also known as LSOs or Flash cookies, but not with your browser. Instead, Adobe’s website offers tools to control Flash cookies on your computer. Users of the Firefox browser can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.

Windows PC
Google Chrome

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab and locate the “Privacy” section, and choose the “Content settings” button.
Click the “Cookie settings” tab and choose your preferred settings.

Google Chrome allows all cookies by default, but you can restrict the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.

Click on the Close button when you’ve finished.

Internet Explorer 8.0

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Privacy tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced, check the ‘Override cookie handling’ button and modify the settings to suit your requirements.

Internet Explorer 7.0

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Privacy tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

The default setting is medium and the menu allows you to select the level of “filtering” on the basis of (a) the source of the cookie and (b) whether the source has a privacy policy.

For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced

Internet Explorer 6.0

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Privacy tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.

The default setting is medium and the menu allows you to select the level of “filtering” on the basis of (a) the source of the cookie and (b) whether the source has a privacy policy.

For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced

Internet Explorer 5.0

Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Select Internet, then Custom Level
Choose one of the options

Internet Explorer 4.0

Choose View and then Internet Options
Click the Advanced tab

Scroll down to the yellow exclamation icon under Security and choose one of the three options (accept or reject cookies or warn before accepting cookies).

Internet Explorer 3.0

Choose View, then Options and Advanced. You can click on the Warn Before Accepting Cookies command.

AOL 9.0

From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Internet [Web] Options
Select Use your Internet Explorer Settings to set advanced browser options
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click OK to exit.

AOL 8.0

From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Preferences
Select Internet Properties (WWW)
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click OK to exit.

AOL 7.0 with IE 6.x

From the AOL Toolbar, select Settings
Select Preferences
Select Internet Properties (WWW)
Select the Privacy tab
Select Advanced
Deselect override automatic cookie handling button
Click OK to exit.

Mozilla

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Mozilla Firebird 0.7

Click on Tools, then Options
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0

Click on Tools, then Options
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Mozilla Firefox 1.5

Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings (You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.).

Mozilla Firefox 2.0

Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Note that the option to block third-party cookies has been removed from Firefox 2’s user interface. Firefox 2 users who wish to limit allowed cookies to those set by the originating website can use about:config to modify the preference network.cookie.cookieBehavior to “1”. To modify this property simply type “about:config” (without quotes) in the Location Bar, press Enter and modify the value in the resulting page.

Other options for the network.cookie.cookieBehavior preference are set out below:

“0” All cookies are allowed. (Default)
“1” Only cookies from the originating server are allowed.
“2” No cookies are allowed.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0

Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
Select Privacy
Select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings (You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.).

Netscape Navigator 7

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Netscape Navigator 6

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Netscape Navigator 4

Go to the task bar and click Edit. Click Preferences and Advanced, and then choose your options in the Cookies box.

Deepnet Explorer

Click on Tools
Then select Cookie Manager. Here you will be able to access various aspects of the Cookie Manager.

Deepnet Explorer 1.1+

Choose Clean up from the Tools menu
Choose Clear Cookies
All cookies will be removed.

Deepnet Explorer 1.5.3 (BETA 3)

Choose Tools
Click on Web Browser Options
Cookie Filter gives you control over the black and white list and the Cookie Manager gives you information about all the cookies on your PC.

Opera (Windows and UNIX)

Go to Tools in the main menu
Go to Preferences at the bottom of the File menu (or press Alt+P to access them directly).
Click Privacy and select one of the available options.

In addition to choosing different settings for first-party (“normal”) and third-party cookies, you may edit cookie settings on a domain/server basis or even edit individual cookies by clicking the “Manage cookies” button.

Apple Macintosh
Internet Explorer 5 (Mac OS X)

Choose Preferences from Explorer menu
Select Receiving Files options
Select Cookies
Choose your preferred settings

Internet Explorer 5 (Mac OS 9)

Choose Preferences from Edit menu
Select Receiving Files options
Select Cookies
Choose your preferred settings

Mozilla

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Netscape Navigator 7

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Netscape Navigator 6

Choose Preferences from the Edit menu.
Select Privacy & Security, then select Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.

Safari 1.0 (Mac OS X)

Choose Preferences from Safari menu
Select Security icon
Cookie settings are shown in window
Choose your preferred settings

Opera

Go to Opera in the main menu and select Preferences (or press Alt+P to access them directly)
Select Privacy

In addition to choosing different settings for first-party (normal) and third-party cookies, you may edit cookie settings on a domain/server basis or even edit individual cookies by clicking the Manage cookies button.