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Privacy Statement

The European American-Chamber of Commerce in the United States, Inc. takes the protection of your data very seriously. We want you to know in which cases we collect data and how we use them. We took technical and organizational measures ensuring that we and third parties will follow the regulations. In order to improve and develop our website and technologies as well as our services to you it is possible that this privacy policy may change. We recommend that you read this privacy policy very carefully from time to time.

Access to Internet Services

The recorded data will be analyzed for the improvement of our Internet Services. If you order any informational, newsletters or brochures, we will ask for your name and other information. You may decide on your own if you want to give this information. It will be recorded on specially secured servers in Germany. The access is reserved to special authorized persons dealing with technical, commercial or editorial support or maintenance of the servers.

Privacy

Data that are kept as a result of a visit to EACC sites will only be transferred to third parties if this is obligatory under law or pursuant to a court order, or if the transfer is necessary for criminal or civil proceedings due to attacks on the EACC Internet infrastructure. We do not sell, rent or give away personal information to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes. If you order informational material, we will use your personal information only within the EACC and the companies who are contracted to undertake the printing and shipping. We do not forward your information to third parties without your explicit consent.

Use of cookies

On some sites cookies are used. We cannot always notify you of this. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the cookies in your browser or change the settings so that the cookies are only saved for the duration of the Internet session.

Protection of minors

Persons under the age of 18 may not submit data to us without the permission of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from minors. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not forward it to third parties.

Links to websites of other providers

Our Internet sites contain links to websites of other providers. We cannot guarantee that such providers abide by the confidential data regulations.

Terms of Use

The European-American Chamber of Commerce in the United States does not assume any liability or guarantee for the content and timeliness of information published herein. Contents of pages accessed via links contain information exclusively from external sources. The EACC does not assume any responsibility for the contents of links.

Data security on the EACC web site

The EACC respects the security requirements for personal data. The following explains how the EACC handles personal data, what data is collected and how the data is used.

Collecting and processing personal data

Personal data represents information on your identity, e.g. your name, e-mail or mailing address. Such data is only stored if you make this information available to the EACC, for instance, to order a publication.

Use and dissemination of personal data

The EACC uses your personal data exclusively for technical purposes in the administration of the web pages. It provides the means for enabling your access to information as well as other communications with you. The EACC will not provide your personal data to third parties or use it for any other purposes. EACC employees are committed to confidentiality.

Options

You are free to decide what information you want to make available to the EACC. In case you choose not to furnish any information, you might be unable to access some contents of our website. If your personal data has changed, notify the EACC to correct or update the information.

Automatically collected data

When you go to a EACC web page, general data, which is not personal, is collected (what Internet browser is being used, number of visits, average duration of visit, what pages were brought up). This information, recorded automatically (thus not via registration), is used to develop a basis for making the site more attractive, enhancing its contents and functionality. In this instance, too, no further use or dissemination of your data takes place.

Cookies

Cookies are small files temporarily stored on your hard drive. They are only intended to gather data on the use of the EACC website. It also enables us to recognize your computer automatically when the EACC website is accessed the next time. Because cookies do not contain personal data private information remains secure. Depending how it is set up, your browser accepts Internet cookies automatically. However, you can adjust your browser at any time and use the EACC website without cookies.

Security

The EACC takes proper precautions to protect personal data from loss, destruction, forgery, manipulation and unauthorized access. It also takes the stipulations of the Federal Republic's law on data protection into account.

Links to other websites

This declaration on data protection applies to the websites of the EACC. The websites may include links to information providers other than the EACC which are not covered by our data protection statement. Upon leaving the EACC website, we recommend reading the data protection guidelines of each website collecting personal data carefully.

Notification of changes

In the event that the data protection guidelines are changed, a corresponding notice will be posted on the EACC homepage.