PRIVACY NOTICE

We appreciate your interest in our website and our company.

The protection of your personal data while browsing our website is a top priority.  In order to guarantee that you are informed to the fullest extent regarding the retention and utilization of your personal data, please make note of the information below.  The following data security policy is intended to fulfill our legal obligations regarding our duties toward guarding and securing your information.

1. Anonymous Data Collection

You have the fundamental right to visit our website without sharing your identity with us.  We do not store the name of your Internet service provider, nor of other websites that you visit, nor the names of any associated  files.  This data is intended exclusively for statistical evaluation purposes in order to improve our offerings, and retains no connection to you personally.

2. Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data is collected only when you initiate contact with us by email or when you click a link in our electronic newsletter.

Data shared by you such as your name, address, city, state, zip code, email address and telephone number is stored and used by us exclusively for the purpose of one-on-one communication with you.  Please note that the transmission of data is not securely encrypted and that no sensitive information should be shared via our contact form. 

Should you no longer wish to receive communication from us, please refer to Section 9 or reach us via the contact information in our Ownership Statement

By subscribing to our newsletter, your email address will only be used for that purpose and only until the time that you unsubscribe.  You may unsubscribe at any time.  Sharing of this information with third parties will occur only as required by law or by your permission. 

Review of consent statement

The following statement of consent has been expressly given to us by you, and we have recorded your consent.  According to the German Telemedia Act, we are required to retain this statement of your consent for retrieval at any time:

Yes, please send me your newsletter.  This service is free of charge and is able to be revoked at any time in the future.

3. Cookies
Among other devices, our Web site employs the use of "cookies", which serve to make our website more complete, user-friendly, effective and secure - for example, some cookies serve to accelerate navigation on our platform.  In addition, cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page views and general navigation patterns.  Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system.  We wish to point out that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, primarily with regard to so-called "session cookies".  "Session cookies" are characterized by the fact that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive after the browser session ends.  Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called "persistent cookies "). Of course, you can reject cookies at any time if your browser permits.

Most web browsers contain a help function in their menu bar which explains how to set your browser so that new cookies will be accepted.  In addition, you can set your browser so that it notifies you when you receive new cookies as well as how you can delete or block all other cookies that you have already received.

However, please note that you may not be able to use all features of our website in their entirety if you prevent the installation of cookies.

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4. GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics utilizes "cookies", text files stored on your computer that enable your usage of the website to be analyzed.  The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transferred to a Google server in the US and is stored there.  In case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union and other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Union. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and then truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other website and internet-related services to the website operator. As part of the function of Google Analytics, your browser transmits an IP address that can not be merged with other data of Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to utilize all features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a plugin which is available via this link.

You can prevent Google Analytics from acquiring your data by clicking on the link below.  It will establish an opt-out cookie, which will prevent the future collection of your information while you are visiting our website: Deactivate Google Analytics

Further information about Google’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/.  We wish to notify you that the Google Analytics code "anonymizeIp" has been employed by this website in order to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

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5. SOCIAL PLUGINS
Our website uses the social plugins ("Plugins") of the social network Facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the phrase "Facebook Social Plugin".

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook‘s servers. Facebook transmits the plugin’s content directly to your browser and integrates it into the website.

By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives notification that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website.  If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can post your visit to your Facebook account.  If you interact with the plugins, for example, by clicking the "Like" button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and is stored there.

For more information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and the settings options for protecting your privacy, please see Facebook‘s privacy policies: www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to collect and post data directly to your Facebook profile via our website, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.  You can completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins via certain add-ons for your browser, for example, by using the “Facebook Blocker“.


6. Use of Twitter plugins (e.g. Twitter buttons)

Our website contains so-called social plugins ("Plugins") of the micro-blogging service Twitter can be used which are operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are marked with the Twitter logo in the shape of a blue "Twitter bird".  You can find an overview of Twitter plugins and their appearance here: https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons.  When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Twitter‘s servers.  The content of the plugin issues from Twitter directly to your browser and is integrated into the webpage.  As a result of this integration, Twitter receives notification that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Twitter or are not currently logged in to Twitter.  This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a server of Twitter in the US and stored there.  If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can post your visit to our site directly your Twitter account.  If you interact with the plugins, for example, by pressing the "Tweet" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of Twitter and stored there.  The information will also be published on your Twitter account and will appear there to your contacts.  For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Twitter, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please see Twitter‘s privacy policies: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.  If you do not want Twitter to collect data via our website and directly post it to your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before you visit our website.  You can also use certain add-ons for your browser that completely prevent the loading of Twitter plugins, for example the script blocker "NoScript".

7. Integration of outside services and third-party content

It may happen on this website that content from third parties, such as YouTube videos, Google Maps, RSS feeds or other graphics are incorporated from other websites.  This always assumes that the providers of such content (hereinafter referred to as "third party ") identify the IP address of the user.  Without the IP address, third parties would not be able to transmit their content to each user‘s browser. Thus the IP address is necessary to facilitate the presentation of that content .  We strive to include only contents whose respective providers are using the IP address exclusively  for the delivery of content.  However, we have no control of whether the third party retains data such as the IP address for statistical purposes.  We clarify the intent of such data collection to our users insofar as it is known to us.

8. Rights concerning your data and further information

According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right of free access to information about your stored data and, where appropriate, the right to the correction, blockage or deletion of this data.  Accordingly, you can send us relevant information and requests concerning the blockage, deletion and correction of your personal data, as well as any revocations of consent granted. 

Feel free to also send suggestions via e-mail, fax or letter.  For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of personal information, the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of any consents granted, please contact: ALB-GOLD Pasta GmbH, Im Grindel 1, 72818 Trochtelfingen, email: datenschutz[at]alb-gold.de; telephone + 49 (0) 7124/9291-0; fax: (0 71 24) 92 91-900.

Our contact details can be found in our legal notice.

10. Amendments to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy in the future.  Therefore you should regularly view the Privacy Policy when visiting our website.  Further information about privacy can be found on the following website www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de