German Light Products US Inc. (referred to as “GLP” from this point onward) operates GermanLightProducts.com and may operate other websites. It is GLP’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. Please Note that the ‘Brands’ operating with the trademark “SceneX Lighting” and/or “Cosmic Truss” adhere to the same privacy policy as GLP. Therefore, in the following text whenever “GLP” is written this also implies the adherence of SceneX Lighting and Cosmic Truss to the same privacy policy.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, GLP collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GLP’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GLP’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GLP may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website to better identify user trends, popularity, and traffic patterns.

GLP also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for user accounts that download propreitary files and product information. GLP only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that user account IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the website at all times.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to GLP’s websites choose to interact with GLP in ways that require GLP to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GLP gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at GermanLightProducts.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with GLP are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, GLP collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GLP. GLP does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Who Controls Personal Data

GLP will be solely responsible for the collection and determination of uses of personal data. GLP can be contacted at any time regarding your privacy and stored information. Personal information may be stored with a 3rd party service provider such as lead generation software or our Email Marketing service provider; Constant Contact. If you wish to examine the privacy policy of Constant Contact, you can do so by following this link: https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement.

If this link becomes inactive you can find the relevant legal information within constantcontact.com.

Access, correction and deletion of personal data

Visitors may request that GLP deletes, updates, or corrects personal information at any time, by contacting GLP via Email: info@germanlightproducts.com. Please note that when requests for changes, of any kind to one’s information is made, it may not occur instantly but will be processed in a reasonable period of time.

Some information may be stored permanently for record keeping purposes such as those contacts recorded during the sales of goods or services provided by GLP. Customers may decline to share personal information with GLP, in which case the company may not be able to provide full services without complete information.

Providing personal data is not mandatory for all services however, if customers/visitors wish to stay in contact and receive the most relevant and streamlined information and services from GLP, it is encouraged that personal data be shared with GLP. Some services for example the sale of goods will require the provision of some personal data, if the personal data is withheld, then GLP may not be able to provide certain services to customers. If customers/visitors are unsure of what personal information is required and what is not, please email: info@germanlightproducts.com.

At any time, visitors may object to the processing of their personal information, on legitimate grounds, except if otherwise permitted by applicable law.

International transfer of data

If visitors are using GLP’s services outside of the US, be aware that information will be stored in US based servers. Visitor/customer information may also be shared outside of the US with GLP office locations based around the world. An example would be the GLP German Light Products GmbH in Karlsbad, Germany or GLP German Light Products Asia Ltd. Located in Hong Kong. Please note that information will only be shared with other office locations if it is relevant to their operations. Nations including the United States may have different, or less comprehensive data protection laws as those in the visitors country of residence and our data will always be governed by this Privacy Policy.

How we use data

Information collected will primarily be used for communications with customers and users of GLP, SceneX Lighting and Cosmic Truss products or services. This may include a variety of purposes from sharing technical information and updates to marketing material from GLP, SceneX Lighting or Cosmic Truss.

Aggregated Statistics

GLP may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. GLP may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GLP does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

GLP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GLP’s behalf or to provide improved services available at GLP’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations (ie: web designers, programmers or administration) may be located outside of your home country; by using GLP’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GLP will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, GLP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when GLP believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GLP, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an GLP website and have supplied your email address, GLP may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GLP and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GLP takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. GLP uses cookies to help GLP identify and track visitors, their usage of GLP website, and their website access preferences. GLP visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using GLP’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of GLP’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing one of several browser plugins available thru your favorite browser.

Ads

GLP does not currently use cookie based advertising on its website.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, GLP may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in GLP’s sole discretion. GLP encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a GermanLightProducts.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.