About the collection, use and protection of your personal data when using e-conomic's online mediaWhen you visit e-conomic's websites, we automatically collect information about your visit. This includes which pages you click on, if you've visited this website before as well as which website or search engine you came from.
The information we collect from your visit is not personal. In other words, this information cannot be used to identify you personally. We use this information to monitor general tendencies in user behaviour.
In the following, you can read about how we collect information from your visit, why we do it and how your data is protected.
Automatically collected dataEvery time you visit one or more of e-conomic's websites, we automatically collect data about your visit. This includes:
The data is collected using cookies, the so-called "web beacons" and log files. Most websites collect this type of data, so this is standard practice.
Why do we collect data about your visit?We use the non-personal data from cookies, web beacons and log files to learn how you and other visitors use our websites.
We monitor which pages users consider more or less useful. This helps us to further develop and improve our websites to make them more user-friendly and -relevant.
We use data collected about user behaviour and tendencies both internally and publicly for marketing purposes, e.g. tendency reports based on the figures from the visitor statistics. Such data is collected for all or larger groups of visitors. They do not contain any information which can identify you personally.
If you are registered as a user of the e-conomic accounting software, cookies are also used to prefill the log-on fields.
About the data you enter when ordering a subscription or a trialWhen you order a subscription to e-conomic or a trial, you enter your name, e-mail address and other personal data. These data are used to ensure that our system links you with your subscription/trial version.
Moreover, we use your e-mail address to send you information about the use of the accounting software. Your name, e-mail address and personal information will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to any third party.
About the data you enter on blogs, wikis or forums or when signing up for a news mailSpecial rules apply for the use of e-conomic's blogs, wikis, forums and news mails:
Blogs and wikis
When you comment on a post or an article, you enter your name and e-mail address. The name you enter will be shown on your comment. We encourage you to use your real name, even though this is not a requirement.
Your e-mail address will not be shown in public. It will only be used if we need to contact you directly regarding your comment on the blog/wiki.
Before you can reply to an existing article or author new articles in a forum, you have to register as a user. When you register, you have to enter your user name and your e-mail address.
Like on blogs and wikis, we encourage you to enter your real name as your user name. Your user name will be shown publicly in the forum. Your e-mail address will not be shown publicly and will only be used, if we contact you directly in connection with your forum article.
IP address registration when using blogs, wikis and forums
We register the IP address of your visit on blogs, wikis and forums, when you comment on a forum article. We use the IP address to block any misuse of our websites. It is not used to identify you as a person.
The e-mail address you enter when you sign up for the e-conomic news mail is only used to send news mails to you.
You can cancel your subscription to the news mail by following the link at the bottom of the e-mail. If you cancel your subscription to the news mail, we will keep your e-mail address to ensure that you will no longer receive news mails from us.
How is my personal data protected?The personal data we collect is stored in a secure environment and treated confidentially. Access to these data is limited to selected e-conomic employees and suppliers.
We do our best to secure your data in the best possible way, but we cannot guarantee the safety of your data, when they are transferred over the Internet. When data is transferred over the Internet, there is a certain risk that others can access them illicitly. In other words, the safety of your data transfer is your own responsibility.
Your data is not disclosed to any third party without your permission, unless legislative authorities require that they be delivered.
Content which is not protected
The content you publish when using our blogs, wikis and forums is publicly available (pictures, text, links, etc.) and is not covered by this declaration of data protection.
As a user, you are responsible for the content you publish. We may decide to remove content published by you on your request, but we maintain our right not to remove already published content.
For further guidelines on publishing content on our websites, please visit our individual sites.