Legal Notice

 

General

Welcome to the ESSENTIEL, Inc. ("ESSENTIEL") Web site. Please review the following terms and conditions concerning your use of this site. By using this site, including downloading materials, you agree to these terms and conditions. ESSENTIEL reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time at its sole discretion. These terms and conditions apply to all visits to the ESSENTIEL Web site, both now and in the future. These terms represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the ESSENTIEL Web site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications.

 

Trademarks

ESSENTIEL, the ESSENTIEL logo and design, are registered trademarks or trademarks (the "Marks") of ESSENTIEL, Inc. in Austria and/or other jurisdictions.  You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of ESSENTIEL.

All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Copyright

Except where otherwise specified, the contents of this site are copyright (c) 1996-2009 ESSENTIEL, Waaggasse 5/8, 1040 Vienna, Austria. All rights reserved.

The contents of this site are subject to protection under Austrian and foreign copyright laws. You may not copy or distribute any portion of this site, except as necessary to view this site.

 

Links to Third Party Sites

This Web site may provide links to third-party Web sites for your convenience and information. ESSENTIEL does not endorse or make any representations about third party Web sites, nor does the inclusion of any link imply any such endorsement. If you access those links, you will leave this Web site. ESSENTIEL is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any third-party sites. ESSENTIEL does not control those sites and ESSENTIEL is not responsible for the contents of any third-party sites, any links contained in third-party sites, any changes or updates to third-party sites, or their privacy practices, which may differ from those of ESSENTIEL. The personal data you may choose to give to such third party web sites is not covered by ESSENTIEL’s privacy policies. ESSENTIEL encourages you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information. Some third party companies may choose to share their personal data with ESSENTIEL, in which case such data sharing shall be governed by that third party’s privacy policy.

 

Data privacy policy

Scope

This data protection statement informs users about the type, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the provider responsible. You will find the legal basis for the protection of data privacy in the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG).

 

Access data / Server logfiles

The provider (or its web space provider) collects data about every access to the Web Content (so-called server log files). The access data includes: name of the website requested, file, date and time of the request, volume of data transferred, message about successful request, browser type with version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (the page previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider. The provider only uses the log files for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of the Web Content. However the provider reserves the right to check the log files subsequently where concrete indications give rise to the justified suspicion of unlawful use.

 

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information by which a person can be identified, i.e. data that can be traced back to a person. This includes name, email address or phone number. Also, however, data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which web pages have been viewed by someone counts as personal data. Personal data is only collected, used and disclosed by the provider where this is legally allowed or the user consents to the data collection.

 

Integration of third party services and content

It may happen that within this web content, third party content such as YouTube videos, Google Maps map data, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites is integrated. This always requires that the providers of this content (“third-party providers”) are aware of the IP address of the users as, without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is thus necessary to display this content. We endeavor only to use such content where the respective providers use the IP address solely to supply the content. However we have no influence over whether the third-party providers save the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. Where we are aware of this, we inform the user about it.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small files that enable specific information relating to the device to be stored on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone or similar). On the one hand they therefore make websites more user-friendly and this benefits the user (e.g. saving login data). On the other hand they serve the purpose of collecting the statistical data of website use and being able to analyze it to improve the Web Content. The users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option for limiting or completely preventing cookies being saved. However it must be noted that use and, in particular, ease of use without cookies is restricted. You can manage many online advertising cookies from companies via the US American page www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

 

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) will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. As this websites anonymizes your IP adress, Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other countries that are parties to the European Economic Area agreement. Only under exceptional circumstances is the complete IP address transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and shortened there. Under the authority of the provider of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. In accordance with Google Analytics, your IP address, which is transmitted via your browser, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. The data collected will be stored for 26 months and will then be deleted. You may refuse the storage 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 the compilation of data (including your IP address) through cookies and website use by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Alternative to the browser-add-on or within the browsers on mobile devices, please click "deactivate" to prevent future acquisition of data by Google Analytics within this website. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device for this purpose. If the cookies are deleted from this browser, you must click on this link again.

 

Disclaimer

Although ESSENTIEL has attempted to provide accurate information on this Web site, information on this Web site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The contents of any documents on this Web site are believed to be current and accurate as of their publication dates. ESSENTIEL assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. ESSENTIEL may change the programs or products mentioned at any time without notice. For the most current and complete documents, please contact ESSENTIEL directly. Mention of non-ESSENTIEL products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

 

ALL INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. ESSENTIEL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

ESSENTIEL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE OR ANY ESSENTIEL PRODUCT, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION PRESENT, EVEN IF ESSENTIEL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.