This data protection declaration only applies to the Corning Optical Communications website. Please note that it does not apply to third-party websites which we may direct you to via links. We are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices applied by non-Corning Optical Communications sites.
The controller responsible for the collection, use and processing of personal data on this website in the sense of the applicable data protection laws is: Corning Optical Communications GmbH & Co. KG, Leipziger Straße 121, 10117 Berlin, Germany, + 49-30-5303-2399
1. What constitutes personal data?
Personal data as defined under the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz "BDSG") are particulars regarding personal and material circumstances of a defined or definable natural person. In addition to your name and address, this also includes, for instance, your telephone number or email address and other personal information.
2. Collection of non-personal data
In order to visit our website you do not initially have to communicate any of your personal data to us. You can access the information you need anonymously. However, our web server automatically collects log information, regarding the details of each visit to our website and each file access. This data is not personal. It is therefore not possible for us to match up the recorded data with a particular natural person.
In detail, the following data is recorded:
- Name and/or IP address of your internet service provider,
- Browser type and version,
- Operating system used,
- The website last visited before accessing our website,
- Our websites that you visit,
- Name of the files accessed,
- Date and time of access,
- Notification of whether access was successful.
We only evaluate this data statistically and in a way which cannot be linked back to yourself, in order to further improve our web presence for you. We do not connect this data to any other data.
3. Collection of personal data
Your personal data is only collected, processed and used by us when you choose to communicate your data to us, for instance, in the context of a query, application, registration, survey or similar. We will only collect, process and use such personal data to the extent required for the following purposes:
- To answer your query and/or process your order,
- To provide you with access to special information or offers,
- To send you customer information or a newsletter,
- For customer management and care, as well as
- For our own marketing purposes.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we will need your email address as well as confirmation that you are the owner of the given email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Data is only collected in order to be able to send you the newsletter and to document your authorisation for us to do so. Data is not passed on to third parties. You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter and your agreement to the storage of your email address at any time. Further information on this issue is contained in every newsletter; alternatively you can also write to the contact address listed below.
5. Transmission of personal data
We will neither sell nor otherwise market your personal data to third parties. The transfer of personal data to state institutions and authorities will only occur within the context of mandatory national statutory provisions. We require that all our employees agree to maintain confidentiality and to abide by legal data protection regulations. In order to fulfill our business objectives named above, it may further be necessary that we communicate your personal data to other Corning companies both inside and outside Europe, so that we are able, for example, to process specific queries correctly or to inform you of other Corning Optical Communications products. We take all necessary measures to ensure an adequate level of data protection in the course of a cross-border transfer of personal data at all our Corning companies outside of Europe.
If you do not wish to accept cookie use, we ask that you make use of your browser’s option to block cookies or to modify the types of cookies allowed. You can find further details using the Help function of your browser. It may occur that, due to technical reasons, individual offers on our website may not work fully when cookies are blocked.
Essential cookies are cookies which are necessary for the web site to function. They remember information like your region required for showing appropriate regional content. These cookies cannot be turned off.
Preference and Analytics Cookies
Preference and Analytics Cookies work to give you an improved site experience. These cookies remember your preferences about search to improve search experience and capture information about site usage to help us improve the performance of the website.
Social and Marketing Cookies
Social and Marketing Cookies let Corning work with partners to enable social features and marketing messages. They let you share information from the site on social media and let marketing partners target you with specific content and campaigns.
Corning Optical Communications has relationships with third party advertising companies to perform tracking and reporting functions for our web processing. These third party advertising companies may place cookies on your computer so that they can display targeted advertisements to you.
7. Google Analytics
Further information can be found under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html (Google Analytics Terms of Service & Privacy). Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
8. Security of personal data
Corning Optical Communications takes certain technical and organizational precautions in order to ensure the security of your personal data handled by us. Your data is carefully protected against loss, deletion, corruption, manipulation and unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure. Please note that data you send to us by email or contact forms on our websites is transmitted unencrypted over the Internet, and therefore it cannot be warranted that this data is not accessed by unauthorized third parties. We therefore request that you send us confidential information only by post, fax or encrypted email.
9. Withdrawal of consent
Please note that you may withdraw a possible consent which you may have given us for the collection, use and processing of your personal data at any time in the future by e.g. sending us an e-mail. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the collection, use and processing of personal data which is permitted by law.
10. Right of access and correction of stored personal data
In accordance with section 34, BDSG, you have the right to access your personal data stored with us as well as, in accordance with section 35, BDSG, the right to correct incorrect data and/or delete/block illegally stored data. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints regarding the handling of your personal data, please contact us using the reference/subject line: "Data Protection".
If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints regarding the handling of your personal data, please contact us using the reference/subject line: "Data Protection". Please contact us in one of the following ways:
Post: Corning Optical Communications GmbH & Co. KG, Leipziger Straße 121, 10117 Berlin, Germany