Data privacy policy

Please note that the only valid version of the text below is in German and available here.

The protection of your personal data is a major concern to fromAtoB GmbH, Augustastraße 78, 52070 Aachen (hereafter referred to as "Verkehrsmittelvergleich" and "fromAtoB"). The subsequent statement informs you which personal data fromAtoB collects under the domains "verkehrsmittelvergleich.de", "verkehrsmittelvergleich.at", "verkehrsmittelvergleich.ch" or "fromatob.de", "fromatob.com", "fromatob.co.uk", "fromatob.fr", "fromatob.it" and other accessible internet platforms and how it will be processed and used.

In the course of the further development of these internet services and the implementation of new technologies in order to improve the service for you, changes to this privacy policy may also be required.

fromAtoB reserves the right to make explicit changes. It is therefore advised to peruse this privacy statement on a regular basis, in detail.

Subject to this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to all services which are offered under the domains "verkehrsmittelvergleich.de", "verkehrsmittelvergleich.at", "verkehrsmittelvergleich.ch" or "fromatob.de", "fromatob.com", "fromatob.co.uk", "fromatob.fr", "fromatob.it". Unless otherwise indicated, this regulates privacy statements of how fromAtoB deals with and treats your personal information. In the event that you take third party benefit claims, please refer exclusively to the privacy policy of such third parties. fromAtoB does not review the third party privacy statement.

Data collection

Generally, you can call the internet platform without giving your personal data to fromAtoB. You are free to at any particular time decide whether you want to share personal information with fromAtoB, e.g. in the context of a registration.

The automatic storage of certain data is exempt from this principle. When you visit the internet platform your IP address, browser type, access times, the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you have reached the internet platform, and the web pages which you have visited within the internet portal will be automatically transmitted by your computer and will be stored on the server belonging to fromAtoB. Except for the purposes of the prevention and prosecution of illegal traffic on the website of fromAtoB, this data is automatically transferred and is generally not personal. It is instead based on anonymity and for the purpose of showing which pages of the website are favoured by the visitors and evaluate how much traffic takes place every day. This data will NOT be passed on to third parties.

General data usage

The personal data that is collected via the internet platform is processed and used by fromAtoB; earmarked for and in accordance with the statutory provisions, in particular in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). Of course, your personal data will be handled confidentially and will not, especially not for commercial purposes, be shared with any third party on an unspecified basis, unless fromAtoB is required to do so by law, or if you have agreed to this.

To make your visit as pleasant as possible, the internet platform can use so-called cookies. "Cookies" are small text files which allow for the identification of the user. Cookies are usually automatically deleted from your hard drive after your visit to the internet platform. Some cookies may remain on your computer, so that you can be recognized during your next visit to the internet platform. fromAtoB uses cookies to measure the number of page views and the navigation and control of the general page. Your browser can be set up so that cookies are rejected in general. However, in this case there is no guarantee that you will be able to enjoy the full functionality of the internet platform.

In the event that fromAtoB or parts of the company are sold, your personal information will automatically be transferred along with the company as assets. Your data is naturally equally subject to the privacy policy and relevant data protection acts in this case.

Personal data of registered users

If you want to get in contact or register with fromAtoB via the internet platform, the disclosure of personal information is necessary. This data can for example be your name, your address, your email address and other personal data that is requested by fromAtoB in individual cases.

By registering to our site you will also have the chance to regularly receive our newsletter. For this purpose, fromAtoB will use your e-mail address indicated during the registration process. You will receive a newsletter until you unsubscribe or change settings on the page. Cancelling this service is possible at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every newsletter or by e-mail to newsletter@fromatob.com (subject "Newsletter cancellation").

Wherever you make use of the registration feature on the internet platform, you submit the following consent to the use of your personal data:

"I hereby agree that fromAtoB may save, work with and use the personal data such as name, date of birth, address, telephone number, e-mail and other electronic contact details which I enter on the on-line forms and that the internet platform collects for the purpose of the use of areas of the internet platform that require registration. In particular, I agree with the fact that fromAtoB collects, saves, processes and uses the usage information that is generated during my visit of the internet platform as a registered user for the purpose of marketing and optimization. I took note of and accepted the privacy policy of fromAtoB and in particular the information contained on my rights of access and correction. I am aware that I can withdraw my consent at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, an email to datenschutz@fromatob.com or a letter to fromAtoB GmbH, Augustastraße 78, 52070 Aachen will suffice."

Data deletion

Whenever your data is no longer required for the purposes stated above, it will be deleted. If your information has to be kept for reasons of tax law, it will be locked. This information is then no longer available for further processing.

Rights of access and correction

Of course, you have the right to receive information on the data stored by fromAtoB which is relevant to your person free of charge upon request. In addition, you have the right to the correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion. Please contact: fromAtoB GmbH, Augustastraße 78, 52070 Aachen, email: datenschutz@fromatob.com under the topic name "Privacy".

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your personal use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is generally transferred to a server of Google in the United States, where it is stored. If IP anonymization is enabled on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google inside member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities for the website operator and to provide further services related to the specific website and Internet usage. Also, Google will, where appropriate, transfer this information to third parties; if this is legally prescribed or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will in no case bring your IP address in connection with other data of Google.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; We point out however that you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. Alternatively, you can disable the collection of information via Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website.

On this website, data is collected and saved by Piwik, a web analysis service of provided by Piwik.org. The data is used to create usage profiles using pdeudonyms. The usage profiles serve the purpose of analyzing user behavior and are evaluated for the improvement and the tailoring of our service to the needs of our customers. For this purpose, cookies can be used. These are small text files which allow for the identification of the user when they revisit our website. Without the separate and explicit consent of the respective user, the pseudonymized usage profiles will not be associated with personal information about the holder of the pseudonym. You can object to the collection and storing of data for the purpose of web analysis at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing the browser plugin found through the following link: Browser add-on for deactivation of Piwik

Revocation

Your consent to the collection, use and processing of your personal data may be revoked by you at any time by means of writing to the above mentioned postal address, or by sending an e-mail to the above mentioned address – this will take effect once processed, so not immediately. In case of questions about data protection, you may also contact us through the contact details mentioned above.


Last update: 17 September 2013