For us at ASK International Market Research (ASKi) GmbH, as a company involved in market and opinion research, data protection is a particularly important aspect because we receive information about both private and business people. The information we are given by these groups of people is often strictly confidential (‘personal data’). For protection, when dealing with personal data we comply with the requirements of the relevant applicable laws, e.g. the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG, or German Data Protection Act), the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO, or General Data Protection Regulation) and as a member, with the directives and regulations of market research professional associations (ADM/BVM/ESOMAR).
The use of our website is usually possible without disclosing personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example, name, address or email addresses) is collected on our site, this is done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent.
We must point out that data transmission in the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may have gaps in security. Complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible.
This internet site use so-called cookies. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our range more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically on the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete these. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser again during your next visit.
You can set up your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and only allow cookies in the individual case, accept cookies for certain cases or generally rule out and automatically delete cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Server log files
The provider of the site automatically collects and stores information in a so-called server log that your browser automatically transmits to us. These is:
- Browser type/browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to certain persons. This data is not brought together with data from other sources of data. We reserve the right subsequently to check this data if we become aware of concrete suspicions of illegal use.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, we will store your disclosures from the enquiry form including the contact data you have given there for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in the event of any subsequent questions. We will not forward this data without your consent.
This website uses functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened in advance by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptions. Google will use this information on behalf of the user of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities and to provide further services associated with website use and internet use to the website provider. The IP address transmitted within the scope of Google Analytics from your browser will not be brought together with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we must point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. Furthermore, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
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If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate our site to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.
Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right at any time to free of charge information about the personal data stored about you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data.
Objection to advertising emails
We hereby object to the use of the contact details published within the scope of the obligation to publish an imprint to send advertising and information material not explicitly requested by us. The operator of this site reserves the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as through span emails.
If you have any further questions or require further information about data protection, please contact our Data Protection Officer.
ASK International Market Research (ASKi) GmbH
Phone: +49 40 32 56 71 0