Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company,our products and services. Protection of your privacy when using our website is important to us. Therefore please note the following information:

1) General information on handling personal data

As a general principle, you can visit our web pages without providing personal data. Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily disclose such data for contact purposes. Without your express consent, this data is used solely for processing your inquiries.

In addition, personal data is collected if you register for our email newsletter. This data is used by us for advertising purposes in the form of our email newsletter, provided that you have expressly consented to this as follows:

"I hereby consent to you sending me information covering all aspects of Solar Frontier Europe at regular intervals by email. I can withdraw my consent at any time."

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by notifying us accordingly. After you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will be immediately deleted from our newsletter mailing list.

We reserve the right to store your first and last name, postal address and - if we have received these additional details from you as part of the contractual relationship - your title, academic degree, year of birth and your job, industry or trade description in summarised lists for advertising purposes and to use this data for sending interesting offers and information about our products by post. You can withdraw your consent for the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending notification to the contact stated below.

The email newsletters are sent via the service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 512 Means St., Suite 404 Atlanta, Georgia, 30318, USA (http://www.mailchimp.com/), to which we pass on your data for the purposes of generating and sending newsletters. The Rocket Science Group has signed up to the so-called Safe Harbor Agreement, by means of which a level of data privacy protection corresponding to the European standards should be guaranteed. The certification of The Rocket Science Group for the Safe Harbor Agreement can be viewed in the Internet at safeharbor.export.gov/companyinfo.aspx. You can withdraw your consent for the storage and use of your data at any time with future effect by contacting us via the email address in the Legal Notice.

2) Cookies

We use so-called cookies on various pages of our website, in order to make it more attractive for your visit and to enable the use of certain functions. These are small text files which are stored on your terminal device. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us or our partner companies to recognise your browser at the next visit (persistent cookies). You can set your browser, so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide whether to accept them or accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them. The functionality of our website may be restricted if cookies are not accepted.

3) Use of social plugins

3.1 Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the Facebook social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are indicated by a Facebook logo or the additional text "Social Plugin from Facebook" or "Facebook Social Plugin". You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

When you visit a page of our website which contains such a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted from Facebook directly to your browser and integrated in the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to our site directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the "Like" button or entering a comment, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published in your Facebook account and shown to your Facebook friends.

For more information about the purpose and extent of data collection and any other processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please see the privacy policies of Facebook: www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to assign data collected via our website directly to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the Facebook plugins, using add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the “Facebook Blocker" (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).

3.2 Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the Google+ social network, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The plugins are identifiable e.g. by buttons with the sign "+1" on a white or coloured background. You will find an overview of the Google plugins and their appearance here: developers.google.com/+/plugins

When you visit a page of our website which contains such a plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the Google servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted from Google directly to your browser and integrated in the page. Through this integration, Google receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Google+ account or are not currently logged in to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Google+, Google can assign the visit to our site directly to your Google+ account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the "+1" button or entering a comment, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. Furthermore, the information is published on Google+ and shown there to your contacts.

For more information about the purpose and extent of data collection and any other processing and use of data by Google, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please see the privacy policies of Google: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

If you do not want Google to assign data collected via our website directly to your Google+ account, you must log out of Google+ before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the Google plugins, using add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

4) Use of YouTube Videos

This website uses the Youtube embedding function for the display and playback of videos of the provider "Youtube". In this respect, according to provider information, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure that user information will only be stored once the playback of the video(s) is started. When the playback of embedded Youtube videos is started, the provider sets "Youtube" cookies, in order to collect information on user behaviour. According to the information supplied by "Youtube", the use of these cookies serves to record video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent misuse. Irrespective of whether the embedded videos are played back, a connection to the Google network "DoubleClick" is established every time this website is accessed, which may cause additional data processing operations which are beyond our control.
You will find further information on data protection at "YouTube" in the provider's privacy policy at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

5) Use of Google AdWords Conversion-Tracking

This website uses the online advertising programme "Google AdWords” and Conversion-Tracking within the scope of Google AdWords. The Conversion-Tracking cookie is set if a user clicks an ad delivered by Google. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer system. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and Solar Frontier can recognize that the user clicked the ad and was redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer has a different cookie. This ensures that it is not possible to track cookies via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected by means of the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion-Tracking. This allows the customer to receive information on the total number of users who clicked the advertisement and were redirected to a website with a Conversion-Tracking Tag. However, they do not contain any information with which the user can be personally identified. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can easily prevent such use by disabling the Google Conversion-Tracking cookie via the user settings in your Internet browser. You will then be excluded from Conversion-Tracking statistics.

You will find further information on Google's data privacy policy at the following Internet address: www.google.de/policies/privacy/

6) Web analysis service

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, if IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, Google will abbreviate your IP address in member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission. The full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports about website activities and to perform other services for the website operator associated with website and Internet usage.
Google will not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics with other data. You can prevent cookies from being stored by making the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent in this case. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and processed by it by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
As an alternative to the browser plugin or in the case of browsers on mobile devices, you can set an opt-out cookie to prevent the future collection of your information on this website by Google Analytics by clicking the link below (this opt-out cookie will only function in this browser and only for this domain, and if you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click the link again):

Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, so that IP addresses can only be processed in an abbreviated form, in order to exclude the possibility of any direct personal identification.

7) Retargeting/Remarketing/Recommendation Advertising

- This website uses retargeting technology of Google Inc. ("Google"). This makes it possible to target our website visitors with personalised, interest-based advertising, in which they have already showed an interest via our shop and products. The ads are displayed by using a cookie-based analysis of the previous usage behaviour, whereby personal data is not stored. In the case of retargeting technology, a cookie will be stored on your computer or your mobile device, in order to collect anonymised data about your interests and individually tailor ads to the stored information. These cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer or your mobile device. As a result, you will only see advertisements which are most likely to correspond to your product and information interests. You can permanently prevent the setting of cookies for advertising purposes by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
You can view further information and the data privacy policy with regard to advertising and Google here:
www.google.com/privacy/ads/

8) Your rights and contact

You have the right to be provided with information about your stored data free of charge, as well as the right to correct, block, or delete this data. If you have any further questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us. The same applies to any requests for information, blocking, deletion and correction of your personal data and to withdraw your consent for its collection. You will find the contact address in our Legal Notice.