The SEMIKRON Foundation (hereinafter "we") respects your privacy. We, therefore, take the protection of personal data such as your name, date of birth, address, email address, telephone number, etc. very seriously.

This privacy statement governs the collection, processing and use of your personal data, if and insofar as this occurs during use of our website. We shall handle these data in strict compliance with the relevant legal data protection provisions and the principles outlined below. 

1. Data avoidance and data economy
We shall adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data minimisation. This means that we shall limit our collection, processing and use of personal data to the necessary minimum.

2. Personal data and consent
We shall collect, process and use your personal data insofar as it is required for the establishment, implementation or termination of a customer contract or quasi contract.
Over and above this, we shall only collect, process and use your personal data with your prior consent. Your personal data shall only be used for the purpose and to the extent set out in this consent. You may of course withdraw your consent at any time effective for the future. On receiving this withdrawal of consent, we shall delete your data. Please send your withdrawal of consent in writing to the following address:

Postal address:
SEMIKRON Foundation
Data Protection
Sigmundstraße 200
90431 Nuremberg

3. Automatically generated data
Whilst using our webpages some of your personal data may be processed automatically. Specifically this may include the name of your provider, your IP address, your browser and operating system as well as the websites you have visited including possible search terms and the websites via which our site was reached. In each of these cases, data shall be processed anonymously, i.e. you cannot be personally identified from this data.

4. Cookies
During your use of our website small text files may be created and then stored on your computer ("cookies"). We use cookies to make it easier for you to use our website, to improve your experience (no need for multiple entry of recurrent data, customisation of webpage content etc.), and to optimise our website by identifying particularly popular areas.

Our cookies enable us to identify returning users when they visit our website without having to store personal data. To prevent cookies from being generated, you can change your browser settings. Cookies that have already been stored on your computer can be removed by deleting temporary websites.

5. Third-party access to your personal data
Personal data shall be collected, processed and used by both us and the service providers assisting us with the administration of our website. In all cases we shall ensure compliance with the relevant legal data protection provisions and obligations resulting from this privacy policy. 

Over and above this, no third party shall have access to your personal data. In particular, we shall not sell or exploit your data in any other way. We shall only process your data in compliance with legal or official requirements or to meet legal obligations to disclose information, particularly to government agencies.

6. Security
We have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to protect against the loss, alteration, unauthorised use or theft by third parties of your personal data.

7. Children
We are not interested in a collection of personal data relating to children under the age of 15. Should we become aware that we have received such data without the prior consent of the parent or legal guardian, the data shall be deleted immediately. In this case, we rely on receiving relevant information from you as parents and guardians.

8. Deletion and blocking 
We shall delete your personal data when the business purpose related to the data is no longer valid or this is stipulated by the relevant legal data protection provisions. On request, we can either completely or partially block personal data. To fulfil this request, we shall require that you inform us of the extent to which and duration for which the data should be blocked. This enables you to prevent the processing and use of your data in specific areas, provided that this is technically possible. 

9. Hyperlinks
Our websites may contain hyperlinks i.e. electronic cross references enabling you to access other companies’ websites. This privacy policy shall not apply to such linked websites. Only the data protection provisions found on these sites shall apply. 

10. Changes to this privacy policy
We shall keep this privacy policy updated at all times. It may, therefore, be necessary to modify this privacy policy to comply with changes in legal or other conditions. Use of our websites will imply acceptance of these changes. 

11. Information
If you have any questions or comments on the collection, processing and use of your personal data, you may, of course, contact us at any time. We would also be happy to provide you with general information on data protection. You can contact us on:

Postal address:
SEMIKRON Foundation
Data Protection
Sigmundstraße 200
90431 Nuremberg