Privacy Policy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or E-Mail addresses) are collected, this takes place, as far as possible, always optional. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

A. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is VMscope GmbH. For further information, please refer to the imprint of this website.

B. Data protection principles

B.1 General information about data processing

a. Extent of processing of personal data
In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary for the provision of a functional website and our content and services. The collection and use of personal data takes place regularly only with the consent of the persons concerned. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law. We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is unavoidable in the context of the contract, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the ordered products or to the bank responsible for processing the payment. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. A transfer of your data to third parties without explicit consent, such as for advertising does not take place.

b.Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO as the legal basis for the processing of personal data. In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions. Insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that is subject to our company, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DS-GMO as legal basis. If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO will be the legal basis for the processing.

c. Data deleting and storage time
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, it may be stored if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

B.2 Information Rights

According to Art. 15 DS-GVO you have the right to ask us for a confirmation as to whether we have processed personal data relating to you; If this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the following:

  • the processing purposes;
  • the categories of personal data being processed;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are yet to be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations;
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration;
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning him or of a restriction of the processing by the person responsible or of a right to object to such processing;
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information about the origin of the data;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the DS-GVO regulation and, in such cases, meaningful information on the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

If personal data are transmitted to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards under Article 46 of the DS-GVO in connection with the transfer.

B.3 Right to data transfer

In accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to hand over data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another person in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

B.4 Right to data correction

In accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO you have the right to demand that we correct your incorrect personal data without delay. Taking into account the purposes of processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary.

B.5 Right to delete

According to Art. 17 DS-BER, you have the right to request that personal data relating to you be deleted immediately if one of the following reasons applies, unless processing for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, the fulfillment of one of the following legal obligations, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal rights:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • You revoke your consent, on which the processing was based on Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) of the DS-GVO, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • In accordance with Article 21 (1) of the DS-GVO, you object to the processing and there are no high-level legitimate reasons for processing, or you oppose the processing in accordance with Article 21 (2) of the DS-GVO.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The deleting of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under EU or national law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8 (1) of the DS-GVO.

B.6 Right to restriction of the processing of personal data

According to Art. 18 DS-GVO you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of personal data if one of the following conditions is fulfilled:

  • The accuracy of your personal information is contested by you for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of your personal information,
  • the processing is unlawful, you reject the deletion of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of personal data;
  • We no longer need your personal information for the purposes of processing, but you do need this information to assert, exercise or defend your rights, or
  • You have objected to the processing of personal data, as long as it is not certain whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of your person.

B.7 Right to revoke a declared consent

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

B.8 Contradictory Right

According to Art. 21 DS-GVO, you have the right, for reasons of your own particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) of the DS-GVO insert; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We would then no longer process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of your person, or the processing of the assertion, exercise or defense of any legal claim. If personal data is processed to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

If you would like to use your right of revocation or objection, please send us an e-mail.

B.9 Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain under Article 77 DS-BER, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of the Your personal data violates provisions of the DS-GVO or other data protection regulations. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found here

C. Data protection principles in connection with the provision and use of our website

C.1 Data processing when visiting our website

When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information will be collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which access takes place (referrer URL),
  • used browser and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a stable connection to the website,
  • Ensuring comfortable use of our website as well as
  • Evaluation of system security and stability.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you. The aforementioned data will be deleted as soon as their storage is no longer necessary for the purpose. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed. When storing the data in log files, the data is anonymized at the latest seven days after collection data by shortening the IP address at the domain level, so that it is no longer possible to relate to the individual user. In anonymous form, the data is also processed for statistical purposes; a comparison with other databases or a transfer to third parties, even in excerpts, does not take place. Only in the context of our server statistics, a representation of the number of page views takes place. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility for contradictory for the user.

For more information about the data processed when you visit our website, see the following sections of this Privacy Policy.

C.2 Analysis or tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GMO. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

a) Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereafter „Google“). for the purpose of tailoring and continually optimizing our pages. In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use such as

  • Browser-Type/-version,
  • used operating system,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of the server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and tailor-made website design. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with any other data provided by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking). You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case not all features of this website may be fully exploited. You may also prevent the collection of the cookie-generated and related to your use of the website data (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on. See here. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. For more information about privacy in connection with Google Analytics, see the Google Analytics-Help.

C.3 Other plug-ins and other tools

a) YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy:

C.4 Data processing in connection with our newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter , Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" notice in the newsletter.

D. SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.

E. Up-to-dateness and change of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and is dated May 2018. As our website evolves and offers become available, or as a result of changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current data protection declaration can always be accessed and printed on our website.

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact information published in the imprint for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.