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Imprint / Data Protection

CORPORATE INFORMATION

SCISYS Deutschland GmbH
Borgmannstraße 2
44894 Bochum
Germany
Phone.: +49 (0)234 / 9258-0
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 9258-190
Email: info@scisys.de

Managing Board
Prof. Dr. Klaus-G. Meng (Chair)
Sandra Krewerth
Dr. Karl-Willi Pieper
Dr. Horst Wulf

Registered Office
Bochum
Commercial register of the local court (Amtsgericht)
Bochum HRB 13694
VAT identification number
DE 813242674
WEEE-Reg.-No. DE 74530735

Trademarks
dira! and 2met!
are registered trade marks of SCISYS Deutschland GmbH

This page contains

  • Corporate Information
  • Informationen on Data Protection & Privacy Policy
  • The Terms Of Use for this website

DATA PROTECTION & PRIVACY POLICY

SCISYS Commitment to Data Privacy Protection

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to SCISYS; therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data SCISYS may collect, how SCISYS uses and safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.

Personal data
Through its Web sites, SCISYS will not collect any personal data about you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by registration, survey), respectively, provide your consent, or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations for the protection of your personal data.

Purpose of Use
When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. Also, to support our customer relationship with you:

  • we may store and process personal data and share internal SCISYS to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services; or
  • we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about a SCISYS offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers' needs.

If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.

Purpose Limitation
SCISYS will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:

  • is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected,
  • is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you,
  • is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
  • is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defence,
  • is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on SCISYS’ information technology systems.


Communications or Utilisation Data
Through your use of telecommunications services to access our Web site, your communications data (e.g. Internet protocol address) or utilisation data (e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications or utilisation data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.

Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically
When you access our Web sites, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the Web site from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data to monitor the attractiveness of our Web sites and improve their performance or content.

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the SCISYS Deutschland GmbH in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

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"Cookies" - Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer
When you view one of our Web sites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognise your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a Web site to better match your interests or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

Children
SCISYS will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition of "child" or "children" should take into account applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.

Security
To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorised disclosure or access, SCISYS uses technical and organisational security measures.

Links to Other Web Sites
SCISYS Web sites contain links to other Web sites. SCISYS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites.

Questions and Comments
SCISYS will respond to reasonable requests to review your personal data and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. If you have any questions or comments about the SCISYS Data Privacy Protection Policy (e.g. to review and update your personal data), please contact our webmaster.

As the Internet matures, so will our Data Privacy Protection Policy. We will post changes to our Data Privacy Protection Policy on this page. Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

TERMS OF USE

(as of June 2007)

1. Scope
1.1
The use of these internet pages provided by SCISYS Deutschland GmbH ("SCISYS"), "SCISYS Web Site", is only allowed on the basis of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use may be amended, modified or replaced by other terms and conditions, e.g. for the purchase of products and services. With log-in, or where a log-in is not required, by starting the use of the SCISYS Web Site these Terms of Use are accepted in their then current version.

1.2
If the User while using the SCISYS Web Site acts as business customer, i.e. that it is not acting for purposes which are outside its trade, business or profession, or that it acts as administration customer, § 312e para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 - 3 of the German Civil Code does not apply.

2. Services
2.1
SCISYS offers on the SCISYS Web Site specific information and software, as well as - as the case may be - related documentation, for viewing or downloading.

2.2
SCISYS may stop the operation of the SCISYS Web Site in full or in part at any time. Due to the nature of the internet and computer systems, SCISYS cannot accept any liability for the continuous availability of the SCISYS Web Site.

3. Registration, Password
3.1
Some pages of the SCISYS Web Site may be password protected. In the interest of safety and security of the business transactions, only registered Users may access said pages. SCISYS reserves the right to deny registration to any User. SCISYS particularly reserves the right to determine certain sites, which were previously freely accessible, subject to registration. SCISYS is entitled, at any time and without obligation to give reasons, to deny the User the right to access the password-protected area by blocking its User Data (as de-fined below), in particular if the User

  • uses a false identity for the purpose of misleading others;
  • violates these Terms of Use or neglects its duty of care with regard to User Data; or
  • did not use the SCISYS Web Site for a longer period.

3.2
For registration the User shall give accurate information and, where such information changes over time, shall inform SCISYS thereof (to the extent possible: online) without undue delay. The User shall ensure, that its e-mail address, as supplied to SCISYS, will be current and an address at which the User can be contacted.

3.3
Upon registration the User will be provided with an access code, comprising a User ID and a password ("User Data"). On first access the User shall change the password received from SCISYS into a password known only to the User. The User Data allows the User to view or change its data or, as the case may be, to withdraw its consent to data processing.

3.4
The User shall ensure that the User Data will not be accessible by third parties and is liable for all transactions and other activities carried out under its User Data. At the end of each online session, the User shall log-off from the password protected websites. If and to the extent the User becomes aware that third parties are misusing its User Data the User shall inform SCISYS thereof without undue delay in writing, or, as the case may be, by e-mail.

3.5
After receipt of the notice under paragraph 3.4, SCISYS shall deny access to the password-protected area under such User Data. Access will only be possible again upon the User's application to SCISYS or upon new registration.

3.6
The User may at any time demand the deletion of its registration in writing, provided that the deletion will not violate the proper performance of contractual relationships. In such event SCISYS will delete all user data and other stored personally identifiable data of the User as soon as these data are not needed anymore.

4. Rights of Use to Information, Software and Documentation
4.1
The use of any information, software and documentation provided on the SCISYS Web Site is subject to these Terms of Use or, in case of updating information, software or documentation, subject to the applicable license terms previously agreed to with SCISYS. Separately agreed to license terms shall prevail over these Terms of Use.

4.2
SCISYS grants the User a non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the information, the software and documentation made available to the User on the SCISYS Web Site to the extent agreed, or in the event of no such agreement to the extent of the purpose intended by SCISYS in making same available.

4.3
Software shall be made available at no expense in object code. There shall be no right for the source code to be made available. This shall not apply to source code related to open source software, which license conditions take priority over these Terms of Use in the case of transfer of open source software and which conditions require the making available of the source code. In such case SCISYS shall make the source code available in return for the payment of costs.

4.4
Information, software and documentation may not be distributed by the User to any third party at any time nor may it be rented or in any other way made available. Unless such is allowed by mandatory law, the User shall not modify the software or documentation nor shall it disassemble, reverse engineer or de-compile the soft-ware or separate any part thereof. The User may make one backup copy of the software where necessary to secure further use.

4.5
The information, software and documentation are protected by copyright laws as well as international copy-right treaties as well as other laws and conventions related to intellectual property. The User shall observe such laws and in particular shall not remove any alphanumeric code, marks or copyright notices neither from the information nor from the software or documentation.

4.6
§§ 69a et seq. of the German Copyright Law shall not be affected hereby.

5. Intellectual Property
5.1
Notwithstanding the particular provisions in § 4 of these conditions, information, brand names and other contents of the SCISYS Web Site may not be changed, copied, reproduced, sold, rented, used, supplemented or otherwise used in any other way without the prior written permission of SCISYS.

5.2
Except for the rights of use and other rights expressly granted herein, no other rights shall be granted to the User nor shall any duty be implied to grant rights to, such as, but not limited to, company's name or to intellectual property rights such as patents, brands or utility models.

6. Duties of the User
6.1
While using the SCISYS Web Site the User shall not

  • Pharm other persons, in particular minors, or infringe their personal rights;
  • breach public morality in its manner of use;
  • violate any intellectual property right or any other proprietary right;
  • upload any contents containing a virus, so-called Trojan Horse, or any other program that could damage data;
  • transmit, store or upload hyperlinks or contents to which the User is not entitled, in particular in cases where such hyperlinks or contents are in breach of confidentiality obligations or illegal; or
  • distribute advertising or unsolicited e-mails (so-called "spam") or incorrect warnings of viruses, defects or similar material and the User shall not solicit or request the participation in any lottery, snowball system, chain letter, pyramid game or similar action.

6.2
SCISYS may deny access to the SCISYS Web Site at any time, in particular if the User breaches any obligation arising from these Terms of Use.

7. Hyperlinks
The SCISYS Web Site may contain hyperlinks to the Web pages of third parties. SCISYS accepts no liability for the contents of such Web pages and does not make representations about or endorse such Web pages or their contents as its own, as SCISYS does not control the information on such Web pages and is not responsible for the contents and information given thereon. The use of such Web pages shall be at the sole risk of the User.

8. Liability for defects of title or quality
8.1
Insofar as any information, software or documentation is made available at no cost, any liability for defects as to quality or title of the information, software and documentation especially in relation to the correctness or absence of defects or the absence of claims or third party rights or in relation to completeness and/or fitness for purpose are excluded except for cases involving wilful misconduct or fraud as well as personal injury or death.

8.2
The information may contain general descriptions related to the technical possibilities of individual products which may not be available in certain cases (e.g. due to product changes). The required performance of the product shall therefore be mutually agreed in each case at the time of purchase.

9. Other Liability, Viruses
9.1
The liability of SCISYS for defects in relation to quality and title shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of § 8 of these conditions. Any further liability of SCISYS is excluded unless required by law, e.g. in cases of wilful misconduct, gross negligence, personal injury or death, failure to achieve guaranteed characteristics, fraudulent concealment of a defect or in case of breach of fundamental contractual obligations. The damages in case of breach of fundamental contractual obligations is limited to the contract-typical, foreseeable damage if there is no wilful misconduct or gross negligence.

9.2
Although SCISYS makes every endeavour to keep the SCISYS Web Site free from viruses, SCISYS cannot make any guarantee that it is virus-free. The User shall, for its own protection, take the necessary steps to ensure appropriate security measures and shall utilise a virus scanner before downloading any information, software or documentation. The User shall use all reasonable steps to ensure security measures and utilise a virus scanner to ensure that no viruses are uploaded onto the SCISYS Web Site.

9.3
§§ 9.1 and 9.2 do not intend nor imply any changes to the burden of proof to the User's disadvantage.

10. Export Controls
10.1
The export of certain information, software and documentation may, e.g. due to its nature or intended pur-pose or destination, be subject to authorisation. The User shall strictly conform with the export regulations for information, software and documentation, in particular with those of the EU as well as the individual EU member states and the USA. SCISYS shall label information, software and documentation in relation to German, EU and U.S. export control lists.

10.2
The User shall particularly check and verify that

  • the information, software and documentation shall not be used for any purpose related to armaments, nuclear energy, weaponry or other military use;
  • no undertaking or person listed in the U.S. Denied Persons List (DPL) shall receive goods, software or technology originating in the U.S.;
  • no undertaking or person named in the U.S. Warning List, U.S. Entity List or U.S. Specially Designated National List shall receive goods originating in the U.S. without permission; and
  • the early warning advice notices of the respective German authorities shall be observed. Access to software, documentation and information on the SCISYS Web Site shall only take place if such conforms with the above tests and guarantees. Where the User does not comply with the above, SCISYS shall not be obliged to perform.

10.3
Upon request SCISYS shall inform the User of the relevant contact points for further information.

11. Data Privacy Protection
For collection, use and processing of personally identifiable data of the User of the SCISYS Web Site, SCISYS shall comply with applicable laws on data privacy protection and the SCISYS Web Site Data Protection Privacy Policy, which is available per hyperlink on the SCISYS Web Site and/or on www.scisys.de.

12. Supplementary Agreements, Place of Jurisdiction, Applicable Law
12.1
Any supplementary agreement requires the written form.

12.2
The place of jurisdiction shall be Munich if the User is a merchant in terms of the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch).

12.3
The SCISYS Web Site is operated and administered by companies with business residence in Germany. SCISYS makes no representation that information, software and/or documentation on the SCISYS Web Site are appropriate or available for viewing or downloading at locations outside of Germany. If Users access SCISYS Web Site from outside of Germany, they are exclusively responsible for compliance with all local laws. Access to SCISYS Web Site's information, software and/or documentation from countries where such content is illegal is prohibited. These Terms of Use shall be governed by - and all disputes relating to or in connection with these Terms of Use or their subject matter shall be resolved in accordance with - the laws of Germany, to the exclusion of its conflict of laws rules. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (CISG) of 11 April 1980 is excluded.