Terms of use

PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy sets forth our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Site. Because the Company gathers information about users at many points in this Site, we believe you should understand how the Company intends to treat any personally identifiable information users may provide. Personally identifiable information is information that can identify the user, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, street address, telephone number, employer and occupational title.

ACCEPTANCE

Any use of this Site by you conclusively indicates that this Privacy Policy has been reviewed and accepted by you. If you do not agree with any of the provisions of this Privacy Policy, you should not use this Site or provide any information to us through the Site.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

At various points in this Site, you may be requested to submit personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, street address, phone number, employer and occupational title. The Company does not collect personal information about you unless you specifically and knowingly provide such information.

Forms

Forms may be used on this Site to collect information from you, which will allow us to carry out a number of tasks, including, but not limited to, fulfilling literature requests, responding to product inquiries or technical questions, and processing employment inquiries. Any personal information collected is intended to be used only for delivery or follow-up purposes. In order to effectively respond to and support certain user requests, the Company may share your information with its business channel partners such as distributors and sales representatives for the Company's products. You may opt-out from being contacted or receiving follow-up mailings at any time (See Choice/Opt-Out below).

Online Surveys

Occasionally, the Company may invite you to participate in online surveys. These surveys may ask you for contact information (for example, your email address), industry information, and demographic information (like your zip code or the state in which your business is located). Contact information is used to contact you if and when necessary with respect to the survey unless otherwise specifically indicated by you. You may opt-out from being contacted or receiving follow-up mailings at any time (See Choice/Opt-Out below). It is not necessary to participate in surveys to use this Site.

Public Forums

This Site may make use of public forums such as discussion groups and message boards. Information disclosed in these areas may be available to other visitors to this Site, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information. If after posting any personal information to a public forum you are approached by a third party by email, you should not assume that the Company has released private information about you or that the contact is on behalf of or has been authorized by the Company.

Restricted Content

The Company may also collect personal information from you when authorizing you to access any restricted areas of the website.  Such personal information includes personal identification, business relationship and information relating to your entitlement to access the restricted portion of the website as well as your activities within areas of the restricted portions.  By seeking access to restricted portions of the website, and by providing the identification information, you are agreeing to collection of such information and of such other information which may relate to your visit to the restricted portion of the website, all in addition to the above mentioned non-restrictive portions collected information.

Web Site Usage Reporting

Like most standard website servers, this Site's web servers generate log files that store certain types of information about you and your visit to this Site.  Categories of information collected include length of time of visit, pages visited, number of visits, frequency of visits, internet service provider and IP address used to connect to the Site, referring/exit pages, and platform type (IP addresses, etc., are not tied to personally identifiable information).  Information collected in the log files is used solely for internal use by the Company to analyze trends, administer this Site, track user movements in the aggregate, gather broad demographic information for aggregate reporting and statistical purposes, and for improvement of the Site. 

This Site may also use client-side JavaScript and first-party cookies to help the Company collect and analyze site-visitation statistics as described above.  The information collected by the JavaScript scriptlet and included cookie(s) about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by the Company on servers in the United States.  You may disable the use of JavaScript and refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. 

The Company may transfer information collected from the web server log files and client-side JavaScript and cookies to third parties where required to do so by law or for usage analysis. 

If you object at any time to the collection of your information for the Web Site Usage Reporting purposes, then do not use the Site. The Company does not employ any measures to prevent the Site from collecting information on an individual basis. 

Cookies

In addition to using cookies as described under Web Site Usage Reporting, this Site may also use first-party cookies for managing your user session.  Cookies can help the Company recognize return visitors, to personalize and enrich your online visits with the Site, and to collect site-visitation statistics. Categories of information collected for this purpose may include your preferred language, your geographic region, and a unique session ID code that allows this Site to keep track of your user session and distinguish it from all others currently active.  It is not necessary to have cookies enabled in your browser to access and use this Site.  However, some of the features of this Site may depend on cookies, and you may not be able to use those features by refusing cookies. Opting out of information collection will deny you access to portions of this website.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THIS SITE

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The Company communicates with this Site's users on a regular basis in order to respond to requests for literature and product information or to answer technical questions. The Company typically communicates via email, regular mail or telephone in accordance with the particular user's wishes.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

The Company may disclose the information it collects from and about you: (a) when it has reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, customers or other users of the Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities, or is appropriate or necessary to enforce the terms of use, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, and/or protect the security or integrity of the Site; (b) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or  that such action is necessary or appropriate in connection with a court or administrative proceeding or to comply with a court or administrative subpoena, order or legal process; (c) to our business partners, such as distributors and sales representatives who sell and service products in which you may be interested, and/or to its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing any request on your behalf, provided that if the information shared includes any personal information, such business partners will be bound by obligations of confidentiality with respect to your personal information that are at least as restrictive as those imposed upon the Company by this privacy policy; or (d) otherwise with your consent. The Company may sell or buy other businesses or entities. In such event, it may transfer or assign the information it has collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In such transactions, your personal information may be included in the transferred business assets. Also, in the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, it may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used and your personal information may be included in the transferred assets. The Company also reserves the right to use your personal and non-personal information for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to, improving content and generating statistical and aggregate reports for internal use by the Company and its vendors, suppliers, licensees, consultants, advertisers and advisers. These statistics and reports will typically contain only aggregated information. Your personal identity is kept anonymous. The Company does not sell your personal information to third parties and has no intention of doing so in the future. Under the laws of some jurisdictions, you may be entitled to request disclosure regarding how we share your usage information with third parties for direct marketing purposes ("Information-Sharing Disclosure"). To the extent required by applicable law, we shall provide the Information-Sharing Disclosure to you upon rightful request made in writing to LUKAS Hydraulik GmbH, Webmaster, Weinstrasse 39, 91058 Erlangen, Germany. Except as explained above, we will not share any of your personal information with any third party, unless we have received your express permission to do so.

SECURITY

The Company takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect your information online and offline and has implemented commercially reasonable technical measures, such as secure servers, firewalls and encryption of financial data, intended to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personal Information submitted via the Site. The Company also strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of your personal information in its databases. However, the Company cannot guarantee that there will be no loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of your personal information.
Email transmissions and/or other communications initiated through the Site containing personal information may be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and/or the Site may be subject to hostile network attacks or administrative errors. The Company cannot and does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted from or to the Site. Once the Company receives your personal information, it takes steps that it believes are commercially reasonable to limit access to your personal information to only those employees and service providers whom it determines need access to the personal information to provide the requested products, services, offers or opportunities that may be of interest to you. However, even after the Company receives your personal information, it cannot guarantee that your personal information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed as a result of a breach of our commercially reasonable efforts or as a result of any other event beyond our reasonable control. Accordingly, the Company cannot and does not guarantee that your personal information is completely secure and safe from such risks. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company expressly disclaims any representation or warranty, whether express or implied, with respect to ensuring, guaranteeing or otherwise offering any definitive promise of security in connection with your personal information or usage information.

LINKS

This Site may from time to time be linked to other web sites. The Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites that are not maintained by the Company. When you leave this Site, you should read the privacy policies of these other web sites and understand that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any web site other than this Site. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Site.

CHOICE/OPT-OUT

The Company will remove your personal information from this Site's databases or remove you from any mailing lists upon request. All such requests should be sent to lukas.info@idexcorp.com.

US-HOSTED SITES

By using the Site, you agree and acknowledge that the Site is hosted in the United States. If you are attempting to access the Site from a physical location within the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Site, which is governed by U.S. law, the Privacy Notice, and the terms of use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to (i)such transfer, (ii) the application of the laws of the United States and/or the State of Delaware with respect to any dispute arising from or related to this Privacy Policy and/or your use of the Site, other than such rules, regulations, case law, and/or international treaties that would result in the application of the laws of a jurisdiction other than the United States or the State of Delaware.

INTERNATIONAL (NON US)-HOSTED SITES

Company information may be transferred around the world, including to affiliates or third parties which may be located in the United States, Europe, Asia, or other jurisdictions that may not have equivalent data protection laws to those in your home country. 
The Company endeavors to comply with all applicable data protection laws applicable to the location of the site.  By providing data to us you acknowledge the right of the entity to which the site is applicable to share data for the purpose of responding to your request, including personal information, with its affiliated entities which may be located in other jurisdictions governed by data protection laws that differ from those applicable to this site or your home country.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13

The Company's Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age.  No one under 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Site.  The Company does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.  If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site or on or through any of its features/registration forms on the Site.  If the Company learns it has collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification or parental consent, we will delete the information.  If you believe we might have information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at: lukas.info@idexcorp.com.

Google Analytics

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 truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the "_anonymizeIp()" method) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
 

Google +1 Button

Our Internet presence uses the "+1″ button of the social network Google Plus that is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button is identifiable through the "+1″ sign on a white or colored background.
When you call up a Web site associated with our Internet presence that has such a social button, your browser connects directly with the servers of Google. The content of the "+1″ plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser from Google, which is then used to incorporate it into the Web site. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data that Google collects through the button. According to Google, if one does not click on the button, no personal data is collected. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed for logged-in members.
The purpose and extent of data collection, the further processing and use of data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and the various possible settings to protect your privacy are to be found in Google's data protection guidelines concerning the "+1" button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
If you are a Google Plus member and do not wish for Google to use our Internet presence as a way to collect information about you and to link this information with the membership data about you which Google has stored, then you must log out of Google Plus before visiting us on the Internet.
 

Use of the Facebook Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice "Facebook Social Plugin". For a full list of all social Plugins please see: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge.
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking "Like", or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the "Facebook Blocker".
 

Use of the TweetMeme button

Our website uses the Tweetmeme-Button provided by MediaSift Ltd, Building L033, London Road, University of Reading, Reading, RG1 5AQ, United Kingdom. The button can be recognised by its bubble with a number and a green "retweet" button. With the TweetMeme button, Twitter users can share our blog entries via Twitter. The button also shows the number of tweets for each blog entry.
When you view a page on our website that includes such a button, your browser sets up a direct connection with the servers at MediaSift. The content of the TweetMeme button is transferred from MediaSift directly to your browser, which incorporates it into the Web page. For this reason, we have no influence on the amount of data gathered by MediaSift with the aid of this plug-in and provide this information to the best of our knowledge, which is that only the IP address of your connection and the URL of our page are transmitted when the button is acquired, but are not used for purposes other than display of the button.

CORRECT/UPDATE

The Company will correct or update information collected from you upon request. All such requests should be sent to lukas.info@idexcorp.com.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Company reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason, and without notice. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to ensure you fully understand how changes to it may affect you. This Privacy Policy will always be posted on this Site.

 
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