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Statement of Privacy

The companies of the ROHDE & SCHWARZ group of companies (hereinafter respectively referred to as Rohde & Schwarz) are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This statement informs you about the data protection practices on Rohde & Schwarz websites, including what type of data is gathered on these websites, how the data is used and with whom the data is shared.

In general, you can visit and browse through the Rohde & Schwarz websites without revealing any personal data. Rohde & Schwarz does, however, collect the information provided by your Internet provider, in particular your IP address. This information is analyzed in anonymous form for statistical purposes.

Rohde & Schwarz by default also automatically collects anonymous information from your visits to its websites to provide you with improved service. For example, Rohde & Schwarz saves information on the domains from which you visit the websites of Rohde & Schwarz, your IP address and your activities on the websites of Rohde & Schwarz. Rohde & Schwarz analyzes this information, however in a manner that ensures, and does not affect, the anonymity of the information. This anonymous information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help Rohde & Schwarz understand trends and patterns and improve its website. None of this information is analyzed at a personalized level.

Rohde & Schwarz may collect the anonymous information through the use of various technologies, including, in particular, cookies. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, and which may then be stored on your computer system. You can set your browser to inform you when a cookie is received, thus enabling you to decide whether to accept it or not.

We use the Online-Marketing-Tool Google AdWords and in line with Google AdWords the Conversion Tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analyzing service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). When you click on an ad delivered by Google, a cookie for the Conversion Tracking will be stored on the hard disk of your computer. Those cookies expire after 30 days. The cookies do not contain any personal data. The cookies are not used for personal identification.
When you visit certain pages on our site and the cookie is still valid, Google and we may recognize, that you clicked on the ad and were proceeded to the page. Each Google AdWord customer is assigned a unique cookie. We cannot match the obtained data to specific users. The information obtained through Conversion Cookies is used to create statistics for AdWords customers using conversion tracking. The information collected with the use of Conversion Tracking Cookies provides Conversion Statistics for AdWords customers, who have chosen to use Conversion Tracking and were redirected to the website page having a Conversion Tracking tag. With those statistics, we can see the total number of users who have clicked on the Google-linked ad and have viewed a page with a Conversion Tracking tag. All the information collected is non-identifiable, meaning that no personal data is collected.
When you prefer to disable the Conversion Tracking feature, you can do so by changing the cookie settings in your internet browser’s settings. When you disable the Conversion Tracking, you are then excluded from the Conversion Tracking statistics. Get more information and Google’s Privacy Statement here:
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/, http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

Furthermore, Rohde & Schwarz uses its websites to collect only such personal data that you have explicitly and voluntarily made available. In some cases, for example, Rohde & Schwarz may require certain information from you, such as your name and (e-mail) address, in order to contact you, react to an order, provide you with a subscription, or as described in the respective sections of the website where your personal data is collected. It may also be necessary to transfer your personal data to service provider companies in order to carry out data processing services for Rohde & Schwarz. This includes, but is not limited to, answering your questions about products or services, or processing event registrations or orders. All service provider companies are committed to applicable data protection regulations by Rohde & Schwarz.

Once you have disclosed your personal data, Rohde & Schwarz (and, where applicable, its service provider companies) shall process this data exclusively for the purposes of pursuing the business relationship with you or for other purposes that are either stated on the Rohde & Schwarz website or have been agreed otherwise. Rohde & Schwarz shall provide its service provider companies only with such data as they will need for performing their services. The use of the data for purposes other than those set out above is prohibited, or permitted only with your consent. Rohde & Schwarz do not sell your personal data, which you have forwarded to us.

Your personal data shall be treated strictly in accordance with the applicable data protection provisions in the country in which the body responsible for data processing (controller) is based. Furthermore, Rohde & Schwarz has implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures, such as using encryption for transmission, in order to keep your data secure, current and complete and to protect it from unauthorized access by third parties.

Once you are registered at Rohde & Schwarz, you may check, correct, cancel or oppose to the use of your personal data that has been collected via the Rohde & Schwarz websites and processed at Rohde & Schwarz. To do so, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to the webmaster.

The Rohde & Schwarz websites may contain links to other websites. This statement of privacy does not cover these other websites and Rohde & Schwarz cannot assume any responsibility whatsoever, neither for the privacy practices nor the content of these other websites.

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