Contacts with Principia
When you use a form provided on the website or send an e-mail to contact us, we store the data you provide for the purpose of responding to your requests and to any follow-up questions for three years after the latest contact. We do not pass on such data without your consent.
Your data are processed for carrying out pre-contractual measures or for contract performance or on the basis of our legitimate interest, namely for organizing the response to your inquiry.
Using our Website
You can access and use our Internet pages without disclosing your personal data to us. The data generated cannot be linked to a specific person and, as a result, do not allow for the identification of users.
Web Analysis and Cookies
Google Analytics uses "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your device by the browser and allow for an analysis of how you used the website. They do not result in any damage. As a rule, the information that the cookie generates on how you used this website is transferred to and stored on a Google server in Frankfurt. As IP anonymization is enabled on this website, however, Google truncates your IP address beforehand in member states of the European Union and other states which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area so that it cannot be associated with a specific connection. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
On behalf of the website's operator, Google uses this information to analyse your usage of the website, to draw up reports on website activities and to render further services related to website and internet usage to the website's operator.
Google Analytics stores the following cookies on your device:
Name Duration Purpose
_gamax. 1 year Is used to distinguish users
_gidmax. 1 year Is used to distinguish users
Your data are processed on the basis of your consent. By making use of the website and interacting with any content, you provide consent and allow us to process your data to the extent described here, as advised by the initial privacy consent request popup.
This site uses re-targeting technologies in order to make internet contents more interesting for you. These technologies make it possible to display ads on websites of our partners to internet users who already showed interest in our Webshop and our products. We are convinced that the display of personalized, interest-based ads is usually more interesting for internet users than ads without such personal relevance. Such ads shown on partner websites are based on cookies and an analysis of previous user behaviour.
On our website, we use the re-targeting function of Google AdWords. Google AdWords stores the following cookies on your device:
IDEmax. 1 yearContains a randomly generated user ID. Based on this ID, Google can identify a user visiting different websites across domains and display personalized ads.
As a rule, the information that the cookie generates on how you use this website is transferred to and stored on a Google server in Frankfurt. As IP anonymization is enabled on this website, however, Google truncates your IP address beforehand in member states of the European Union and other states which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area so that it cannot be associated with a specific connection. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
Collection, storage and use of personal data
If you contact us, for example, because you send an inquiry to us we need to collect personal data about you in order to be able to respond to your requests. Depending on the type of inquiry, the relevant data are your name, your address, your company, your industry, your telephone number as well as your e-mail address. These data are stored by Principia and, on principle, they are used by the person you contacted only for communicating with you or for the purpose for which you provided the data. In no event, your personal data will be passed on to third parties outside Principia unless Principia is obliged to do so because of mandatory legal provisions.
Data are processed on the basis of the legal provisions of Article 96 (3) TKG and Article 6 (1) (b) (contract performance or pre-contractual measures) of GDPR.
Data processing related to surveys
When you take part in a survey on our website or within the framework of an event, we process your data for performing the survey and preparing anonymous statistics. The analysis of your data serves to improve our offerings.
Depending on the survey, we collect, for example, the following data: e-mail, domain, job title and other information. If you do not want to answer certain questions of the survey, you may skip them.
By taking part in our survey, you agree to the processing of your data to the extent described here. The data are processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a) (consent) of GDPR. You may withdraw your consent anytime, by writing “Unsubscribe” to email@example.com. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing of your data up to the receipt of your withdrawal of consent.
We are supported by service providers in carrying out surveys. These service providers act as processors for us and may only use your data for performing specific contracts and are contractually obliged to comply with legal data protection regulations. Your data will not be transferred to third parties pursuing their own purposes.
To prevent the identification of any respondents, the survey data are immediately anonymized. As a result, personal data are not processed. The individual anonymous records are deleted by us within 90 days of the survey’s end. From then on, we only retain the overall results of the survey (statistical analyses).
The only exception is if you expressly indicated that you want to be informed about Principia’s products, product developments and news of Principia in future. For that purpose, we will store and use the e-mail address you indicated in your request. To provide you with targeted information, we also enter and store information you supplied voluntarily during the survey. Of course, you may cancel your subscription to our communications anytime by writing “Unsubscribe” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data are processed on the basis of the legal provisions of Article 96 (3) TKG and Article 6 (1) (a) (consent) and/or (f) (legitimate interest) of GDPR. Under the terms of GDPR, our legitimate interest is to make available a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests and meets the expectations of the users.
You have the right to request access to your personal data stored by Principia, to obtain information on their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of data processing anytime. Furthermore you have the right to demand that your outdated or incorrect data are rectified or erased. Here you find our statement on the information to be provided under Articles 13 and 14 of GDPR.