We appreciate you visiting our thinkstep AG Website and your interest in our firm and products. We are committed to respecting your privacy. The following explains the information we collect and process during your visit and how we use it.
Information we collect
Generally, we do not collect any personally identifying information when you visit our Website. If your browser permits, we will normally collect and maintain the following information:
The name of your ISP
The type of browser you use
The Website from which you come to us
Our Website pages you visit
The date and duration of your visit.
We may statistically evaluate such information to improve our site and online services, but such information cannot be used to identify a visitor. We do not combine this information with data from other sources.
Collection and processing of personal information
We maintain your personal information only if you disclose it to us, for example, when you request information or file a complaint, e.g., via our contact form or sign-up for our resources. Personally identifying information is defined as that which can be used to determine your identity, which may include your:
Phone number, etc.
We share your personal information with a third party only to the extent necessary to process your order or invoice, pursuant to §11 of BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act), or if we have your express consent. We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We disclose such information to state or federal authorities only if required by law or a court order.
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information, obtained via our contact form or when you sign-up for our resources, only to provide the products or services you requested, or for other purposes for which you give us your consent, unless otherwise prohibited by law. We have instructed and bound our employees to keep your information confidential, pursuant to the privacy protection provisions under §5 of BDSG.
Information we maintain
At thinkstep AG, we maintain your personal information as long as it is necessary to provide you the requested service, or for as long as you have given your consent, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
The right to revoke your consent
You may revoke your consent to prospective use of your personal information, in part or in whole, at any time.
At thinkstep AG, we deploy technical and organizational means to protect your information against coincidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or unauthorized access. We update our security measures in line with technical advancements.
Personal information on children (persons under 18 years of age) may not be transmitted to our Website without parental consent. thinkstep AG recommends that all parents and guardians should instruct their children on responsible use of personal information when surfing the Internet. We will not knowingly collect, process, maintain, or use personal information on children.
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de to prevent collection of any information by a cookie, transmission of data on your usage of the Website (including your IP address) to Google, and any subsequent processing of such information by Google.
Click the following link to set up an opt-out cookie to deactivate Google Analytics and prevent it from collecting any information during future visits to this Website:
We have installed plug-ins on our Website that are operated solely by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can easily recognize the Facebook logo ‘f’ or ‘Like’ on the button. If you click our Webpage with this logo, your browser will connect directly with the Facebook server, which uses the connection to transmit information on the content of the button to your browser and integrate it into the Website. Moreover, Facebook will be notified that you visited our site. During this visit, if you are logged-in to your personal Facebook account, Facebook can record your visit under your user account and note your interaction, such as the ‘likes’ or comments you make. All this information is transmitted directly to and saved by Facebook. If you do not wish to have such information transmitted, you must log out from your Facebook account before visiting our Website.
http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ for more information on the purpose and scope of Facebook’s Data Use Policy and how Facebook uses and shares the information it receives.
Tweet button by Twitter
We have installed a ‘Tweet’ button on our Website that is operated by the social network Twitter Inc., 750 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). You can recognize the blue bird logo on the button. If you click our Webpage with this logo, your browser will connect directly with the Twitter server, and the content of the Tweet button will be transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into your Tweet. ec4u thus has no control over what information the Tweet button collects. We believe that your IP address will also be recorded. Please visit
Our Website uses a button operated by the social network, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. You can recognize the blue ‘in’ logo on the button. If you click this button on our Webpage, your browser will connect directly with the LinkedIn server, and the content of the plug-in will be transmitted back to your browser and integrated into the Website. Moreover, LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our Website. If you are logged into your personal LinkedIn account during your visit, LinkedIn can identify you as the person visiting our Website. If you do not wish to have such information transmitted to your LinkedIn account, you must log out from that account before visiting our Website.
This site may contain links to other Websites not under our direction or control. We carefully checked the target sites of these links before setting them up, but the respective provider may have subsequently changed the content therein. This privacy statement applies only to our Website, and we are not responsible for the content of the linked sites or how these sites handle personal information. You should always review the privacy representations of other providers when you visit their Websites, and/or contact them for more information.
Freedom of information
For information or comments concerning how we use your personal information, please contact our privacy officer:
Upon request and as prescribed by laws and regulations, we will inform you as soon as possible in writing as to what if any of your personal information we maintain. We will correct any data we maintain that are inaccurate or not current. Moreover, you have the right to have your personal information blocked or deleted in accordance with the law.