Privacy Policy

imec Messtechnik GmbH takes privacy protection concerns serious and wants to make sure that your privacy is protected while using the websites of imec Messtechnik GmbH. Therefore, we have created this policy for data processing where we explain our handling of your data.

We reserve the right to change the content from time to time. It is therefore recommended to read our policy on data processing repeatedly at regular intervals.

Personally identifiable data

We collect, process and use your personally identifiable data only with your consent or if the law allows it. We shall only collect, process and use such personally identifiable data that is necessary for carrying out and using our services or those which you provide to us voluntarily.

Personally identifiable data are deemed all data that contain personal or factual information about a particular or identifiable customer. This includes, for example, name, e-mail address, home address, gender, date of birth, telephone number or even age.

In addition to the information provided by you, information (e.g. IP addresses) is being collected during your visits to our website.  For this purpose we use the tracking tools described in this privacy policy. For further information on how this data is collected, please consult the policies of the particular tracking tools referred to. User profiles are created using only aliases.

An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when surfing on the Internet, which allows the web server to locate and identify your computer. This IP address computers use for communication on the Internet, this way enabling users to surf and shop. With certain emails sent by us, we also use some of these tools for automatic data collection. These tools collect information when you open the e-mail or click on a link contained in the e-mail. The information obtained in this manner may include name, address, e-mail address and demographic and location-related data.

With whom do we share your data?

Other than as described in this policy, we do not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties, unless you have given your permission for this.

We use the services of service providers and suppliers to provide complete products, services and customer solutions and to support marketing and communication initiatives. Service providers are contractually bound to handle the information entrusted to them on behalf of us   confidentially and not use it for any other purposes other than the services provided to us. Insofar as third parties are employed as data processors, we will agree in writing on the handling of the personally identifiable data, as required in particular under § 11 German Federal Data Protection Act.

Other than in the circumstances described in this policy, we do not share your personally identifiable information to third parties without your express permission, except for the following purposes:

  1. In response to legitimate information requests by police or government authorities
  2. In the context of compliance with laws, regulations, summons or judicial orders
  3. To prevent fraud or enforce or protect our rights and our property
  4. To protect the personal safety of our employees.

Circumstances may arise out of strategic or other business reasons, in which we may decide in favour of a sale or purchase, merger or other restructuring. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personally identifiable information to prospective or actual buyers or the receipt of such information from a seller.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on our web pages. Cookies are small text files, which usually consist of letters and numbers and are stored on the user’s computer when visiting certain web pages. We use cookies to provide certain functionality on the pages, and to find out how we could improve our services to our users still further.

No personal data will be stored in cookies. We rule out an associating with personal user data.

You can set your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the placing of cookies and can allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, can exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and can turn on the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.


Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer and which allows analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is anonymised, so it can no longer be associated with a connection. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, in case of activation on this web page of the IP anonymization, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the EU Member States or other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases shall the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity for the operator of the website and to provide further services related to usage of the website and the internet.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics shall not be associated with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software; However, we are pointing out that, in this case not all functions of this website might be fully usable. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available at the following link:

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: An opt-out cookie will be placed, which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website: Opt-out: Google Analytics, Google Inc.

By clicking on the opt-out-link above an opt-out cookie is placed. Please do not delete this cookie as this indicates to us your contradiction. If you use different browsers or PC’s , please click on the link for each browser.

For more information on terms and conditions of use and privacy policy, please visit or We point out to you that, on this website, the code ‘anonymizeIp’ has been added to Google Analytics to ensure an anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

The permission to collect and store data can be withdrawn at any time, effective going forward. Please send the withdrawal of permission for the use of cookies via e-mail to:


Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. This is:

  • Browser type / browser version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request

This data is not to be associated with specific persons. This data is not to be associated with other data sources. We reserve the right to review this data at a later date, if we become aware of any concrete indications of unlawful use.

Data logger log files

The data logger automatically collects and stores information in so-called log files that your data logger transfers to us automatically. These are:

  • Temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Light
  • Shock
  • Date / time
  • Location data
  • Serial number

This data is not to be associated with specific individuals. We compare this data with log files of other data loggers, in order to make an evaluation in order to provide recommendations in the form of diagrams. This data is not to be associated with other data sources. We reserve the right to review this data at a later date, if we become aware of any concrete indications of unlawful use.

Newsletter, forms, etc.

It is possible to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), such as for ordering purposes, for feedback, and, if applicable, for subscribing to newsletters. The use of the offered services and services provided by the user takes place expressly on a voluntary basis.

If you send us inquiries by means of a contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details provided there by you, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your permission.

If you would like to order our newsletter, we need, besides your e-mail address, the confirmation that you are the owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. This data is collected only for the purpose of being able to send you the newsletter and to document our permission for this. No data will be shared with third parties. At any time, you may withdraw the order of the newsletter and your permission to store the e-mail address.

Permission and withdrawal

If you have given us your permission for the use, processing and transmission of your personally identifiable data for marketing purposes (e.g. electronic newsletters or offers, use of Adobe Analytics), you may withdraw this at any time without need to observe any specific format or notice period, effective going forward. In addition, as far as we use your data to the extent permitted by law, for example, for marketing initiatives through postal services, you may withdraw your permission for this use. In either case, please address the withdrawal of your permission via e-mail to:

After your withdrawal of your permission, we will only use your data to process the order and will refrain from sending further advertising material.

Duration of data storage

Your personally identifiable data will be kept only for as long as this is necessary for providing our services. Sometimes an extended period of data storage may be necessary due to statutory or other legal obligations.


Data security

We have implemented technical and organizational security measures to protect your data, in particular against loss, manipulation or unauthorized access. We adjust our security measures regularly to the on-going technical developments.


You have the right to request, at any time without charges, information about your data stored with us. Should your data be stored incorrectly or unlawfully, we will gladly correct, block or delete them. Please also inform us as soon as changes have occurred in your personally identifiable data. For your requests for information, questions, complaints or suggestions on the subject of the privacy policy please contact our data protection officer.

Responsible for the privacy policy

The responsible entity within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act is imec Messtechnik GmbH, Lilienthalstr. 23, 74078 Heilbronn, Germany

Contact information for data protection officer:

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