Privacy and Security Policy
General data protection standard
We take the protection of your personal information seriously. Our processing of your personal information collected during your visit to our websites is carried out fully in accordance with all relevant legal stipulations. In addition, our approach to dealing with personal information is based on the GDPR Guidelines for data protection which provides for the greatest degree of transparency, observance of the right to choose, access rights as well as the transmission and lawful processing of personal information.
We have instructed our employees to refer to and comply with our data protection rules whenever personal information is requested on any website.
Gathering, processing and transfer of personal information
Lyncean provides you as much control as possible over your personal information. Normally you can access Lyncean websites without providing any personal information.
In certain areas of the Lyncean website, you are requested to provide us with personal information in order to help us enhance the site and keep in contact with you. Any personal information you submit is treated as confidential and is saved and processed exclusively within the scope of the relationship between you and Lyncean and will not be sold or otherwise made available to third parties without your prior approval.
Lyncean utilizes third party IT and cloud storage services to facilitate our website. While your personal information may be processed through or stored by such third party services, we do not allow them to view or utilize your personal data. In the transfer of personal information to these third parties, we restrict ourselves to the information which is necessary for the provision of the service in question and we ensure that this transfer is carried out in compliance with the required data security. Lyncean will only forward your personal information to third parties who have committed themselves to data protection and the processing of your data in compliance with the applicable laws.
Lyncean may be forced to disclose your information and associated data to comply with a bonified legal or official decree. We reserve the right to use your information for the assertion of or defense against legal claims.
In the event of a takeover or merger with another company, it may be necessary to disclose or transfer your data to potential buyers. In this case, Lyncean will maintain the highest possible level of data protection and will comply with the legal stipulations.
Information on data security
Lyncean knows how important it is that the information you provide to us via the internet be protected and handled as discreetly as possible. Data security on our websites is a top priority. We have therefore taken great efforts to ensure our online security measures are effective. Essential data traffic within Lyncean websites is encrypted and we endeavor to update the encryption technology on a continuous basis in line with technical progress, in order to guarantee that the information you send us over the internet is treated securely and confidentially.
We use different technologies to measure the use and efficacy of a website, for authentication or to simplify website navigation. Cookies are one such technology. A cookie is a data element which a website sends to your browser. The cookie is saved on your system as an identifying piece of information which identifies your system.
Visitor’s IP addresses are captured on our websites for the administration of the website and the attainment of demographic characteristics of our visitors. Furthermore, we use IP addresses and other information available to find out which of our webpages are being visited and what the topics interest are to our visitors.
Lyncean uses Google Analytics statistics and evaluation programs in order to statistically evaluate the activity on the Lyncean website. The data are anonymized so that they cannot be allocated to a specific person. This anonymized data is saved exclusively for the compilation of reports on the use of the website. These reports help us to evaluate and continually improve the offering of our website.
We use software to generate and continuously update user profiles. To do this, cookies are used for tracking purposes on the website. Unknown visitors are registered as anonymous users. We sometimes use Retargeting where a website user is flagged so that he/she can then be identified on other webpages with customer-specific information. These data will not be traceable to a particular person and can be deactivated by the visitor at any time by using the display settings.
Using social plug-ins
The Lyncean website contains the following buttons:
These buttons, if displayed on the website, do not establish any contact with the Facebook or Linked-in servers. For a connection to be activated and for communication with Facebook or Linked-in to be established you must firstly grant your approval – by clicking on the buttons.
If you are already logged into a social network of your choice, this is carried out without another window being opened. As this transfer occurs directly, we do not obtain any information about the data transferred. What is transferred is the fact that you have launched the respective site. If you are logged into Facebook or another social media service at the same time, this information is assigned to your social media account and is thus linked with you as an individual.
For information on the further use and saving of your personal data by Facebook, and Linked-in, it is advisable to contact these social media channels directly. It is likewise possible to block social plugins through your browser using add-ons.
In several places, we highlight and/or provide links to third party websites. Lyncean is not responsible for the data protection stipulations or contents of these websites and assumes no liability in this regard.
Lyncean holds and reserves all rights to the content and layout of its websites. The intellectual property contained in our websites and our brands are protected. The text, images and graphics on our websites and their layout etc., as well as animations and software are subject to copyright law and other protective legislation. Reproduction, rendition or playback of the whole or parts thereof is prohibited unless our written permission has been obtained in advance. This website does not grant any license for the use of the intellectual property. Lyncean reserves the right to change, suspend or close down websites at any time and without prior notice.
Lyncean assumes no liability for the accuracy, completeness or for undisrupted access to its website. Insofar as is legally permissible, we assume no liability for direct or indirect damages including loss of earnings arising from the use of our website, or in connection with information made available on the website. We reserve the right to change or supplement the information provided, and to do so at any time.