Data privacy

This privacy statement explains what information we collect at VANTAiO GmbH & Co.KG - during your visit to our website - and how this information is used. VANTAiO would like to understand your wishes and interests better and to offer you an optimal service. Therefore, VANTAiO GmbH & Co.KG collects and uses personal data in the manner described below.

1.1. Personal data / General

Personal data is data that can be used directly or indirectly to identify individuals.

(1) Collection and processing of personal data

By default, VANTAiO collects your access data when you visit our website. These include e.g. the visit to the website, the subpages that you click on, as well as the date and duration of the visit. Our web server temporarily records the domain name or the IP address of the requesting computer as well as the access date, the file request of the client (file name and URL), the http response code, the browser software of your computer and the website from which You visit us and the number of bytes transferred during the connection.

(2) Use and disclosure of personal data

We use your personal data only for the purpose of technical administration of the websites and to improve our services for our users.

Any further personal data such as name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses or employer / company are not recorded, unless you provide this information voluntarily, for example as part of an online order for a product (especially download) or a service (in particular registration for an event).

If you are requested to provide personal information on our website, this information is voluntary and serves the purpose of maintaining customer relationships (sending requested information material, access to certain information and services, obtaining our newsletter) and will be treated in accordance with the law.

If you do not agree with the further use of your personal data for advertising purposes, you may object to this. Please inform us of your objection in writing to our e-mail addressThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will only disclose data to government agencies if required by law. All employees of VANTAiO GmbH & Co.KG are obliged to maintain confidentiality and data protection.

Personal data collected during your visit to the VANTAiO websites are collected and processed exclusively in compliance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the European General Data Protection Regulation.

1.2. Cookies

(1) General

Our websites use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transmitted by our website and stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone by the browser you use. They are used to make websites work or work more efficiently. Therefore, we recommend that you use Cookies for our website.

(2) Session Cookies

The vast majority of Cookies we use are so-called "Session Cookies", which are automatically deleted after the end of your visit.

(3) Functional Cookies

Other Cookies remain stored on the device until they are deleted. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. All so-called functional Cookies are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO saved. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of Cookies and Cookies only in individual cases allow, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser.

(4) Performance and Analysis Cookies

Performance and Analytics Cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, which pages visitors visit most often, and whether you receive error messages or dead links. They are unidentifiable due to the information gathered through these Cookies. All information collected by these Cookies is summarized and anonymized.

1.3. Tools

We use the following tools that use Cookies on our website:

(1) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). This data is used to design and optimize the information and service offered by VANTAiO as needed.

Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google will also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of Cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Data collection and storage may be objected to at any time with future effect by using the following opt-out link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. In light of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeip ()" and therefore IP addresses are only shortened processed to exclude a direct personal reference.

For more information about the terms of service for this tool and Google's privacy policy, please see the following links:

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html; http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp ();" in order to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-masking).

(2) Google Web Fonts

For uniform presentation of fonts, our websites use so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, see: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq und Google's data privacy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

(3) Google Maps

Our websites use the "Google Maps API" to visualize map material. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the function of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. VANTAiO has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an attractive representation of our online offers and an easier findability of the places indicated by us.

The terms of service for Google Maps can be found in Google Maps Terms of Service. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

(4) Facebook Pixel

To measure our conversion rates, our website uses the visitor activity pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).

This tool allows the tracking of page visitors after they have been linked to the website of the provider after clicking on a Facebook ad. This makes it possible to analyse the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising campaigns.

For us as the operators of this website, the collected data is anonymous. We are not in a position to arrive at any conclusions as to the identity of users. However, Facebook archives the information and processes it, so that it is possible to make a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook is in a position to use the data for its own promotional purposes in compliance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This enables Facebook to display ads on Facebook pages as well as in locations outside of Facebook. We as the operator of this website have no control over the use of such data.

The use of Facebook Pixel is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in effective advertising campaigns, which also include social media. In Facebook’s Data Privacy Policies, you will find additional information about the protection of your privacy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You also have the option to deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the ad settings section under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you first have to log in to Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate any user based advertising by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

(5) Facebook-Plugins

On our websites are also integrated Facebook plugins. Facebook, Provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, also uses Cookies. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" ("Like") on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our websites, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like-Button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook Privacy Policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

(6) Instagram-Plugins

Functions of the Instagram service are also integrated on our pages. These features are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages do not receive knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Instagram.
For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

(7) Twitter

In addition, features of the service Twitter are included. These features are available through Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

(8) XING

Furthermore, XING plugins are integrated on our pages. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our sites that contains XING features, it will connect to XING servers. A storage of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING's privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/app/share.

(9) Youtube

Our websites also use 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. It tells the YouTube server which of our pages you've visited.

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

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers.

For more information about how to handle user data, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

1.4. Newsletter

On our website you have the opportunity to sign up to our newsletter. This informs you about news from our company, about our products and services as well as planned events.

If you want to receive our newsletter, you must actively sign up for this. The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. First, you enter your e-mail address, your name and your employer / company in the fields of the corresponding contact form and send it to us. After this registration you will receive an e-mail from us asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary in order to prevent that a registration takes place by means of a strange E-Mail address. There is a logging of the registration to the newsletter to prove that the registration process has been compliant with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address.

In order to sign up for the newsletter, you must provide information about your e-mail address, salutation, name and employer / company. Due to the offer of our company our newsletter is aimed exclusively at business customers and not at consumers. In order to enable an adequate salutation (personal salutation), we therefore ask for the salutation and your name. The employer / company details are required to ensure that our target audience receives the newsletter, namely B2B customers or potential B2B customers.

You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time and revoke your consent. A link to termination can be found at the end of each newsletter.

The newsletter will be sent by MailChimp, a mail-order service provider of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. You can view the privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. Mailchimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which protects your privacy against European requirements.

Mailchimp uses its data only in pseudonymised form to optimize and improve its own services.

The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", meaning, a pixel-sized file that opens when the newsletter is opened by the server of our shipping service provider. This retrieves technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as the IP address and time of retrieval.

The background to this approach is solely the improvement of the technical service but also an improvement in the service of the newsletter, in particular, its content. Statistical surveys include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened, and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither ours nor the interest of the shipping service provider to observe individual users, but rather to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

1.5. VANTAiO Contact

If you would like further information on the use of VANTAiO websites or suggestions, please contact us. Please use the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information, blocking, deletion and correction requests regarding your personal data as well as for revocations of granted consent.