Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your personal data is important to us, DSP Crowd Electronics GmbH (further details on the DSP Crowd Electronics GmbH can be found in the imprint) as provider of this website within the meaning of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz - TMG) and as the responsible body within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG). Naturally, we comply with the legal provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act, the TMG and other data protection regulations.

This Privacy Statement provides an indication of the type of data we gather when you use the site, the purposes we use the data for, exactly how we collect, process and use the data, and your rights with respect to the data.

1. Automatic data collection and data handling

Generally, for access and use of the DSP-Crowd website for informative purposes only, it is not required to provide any personal data.

As it is standard practice with many websites, we automatically gather and process the following non-personal data when accessing a website belonging to our website:

  • IP address of the calling computer,
  • Name and URL of the file accessed,
  • Date, time and duration of the site/page was accessed,
  • Data volumes transferred,
  • Message indicating whether the retrieval of the web pages was successful,
  • Identification data (type, version and language) of the browser and operating system of the calling computer used,
  • Referral URL when access was made by a link, and search criteria if access was made via a search engine, and
  • Name of your Internet access provider.

This data cannot be assigned to a particular person. This data is not merged with any other data, nor is data forwarded, nor is a personal user profile compiled.

Data is processed solely for the purpose of facilitating the use of the website (establishing a connection), for internal system-related purposes that affect technical administration and system security, and for statistical purposes, such as to be able to adapt the website better to meet your needs by anonymously evaluating general user behavior (see below 2 and 3).

2. Cookies

When you visit our website, our web servers automatically store cookies.

Cookies 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 our website will be transmitted to us. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They serve our website to make it more user-friendly and effective.

We use so-called session-cookies on our websites, for technical session control in order to identify your browser for the duration of you visit at the website. Session cookies facilitate navigation through our website and allow us to optimize the website to meet your needs, an anonymous evaluation of the general user behavior based on the number of visitors. These data are automatically deleted after 15 minutes inactivity, when terminating your session or when closing our browser.

We use "Persistent Cookies" in order to identify your browser also during subsequent visits of our website and thus to automatically provide you with the same functions or the presets you have made. These permanent cookies will automatically deleted after two months after your visit to our website if you do not visit our website again.

We also use Session- and Persistent Cookies for our analyzations with Google-Analytics (see below under 3.).

Of course you can view our website without cookies. Most browsers, however, automatically accept cookies. You can prevent the storage of cookies or be warned before a cookie is saved from your browser by setting your browser settings accordingly. For more information on these features, see the Help menu of your browser. Disabling cookies may, however, impair the functionality of our website offerings.

3. Evaluation via 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 (see above under 2).

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a Google server in the United States. We have activated the IP anonymization on our website. Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under:

Moreover, you can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at

4. Collection, processing and use of personal data

Personal data such as your name, mailing address or e-mail address are only collected, processed and used when you sent this data to us, or entered it on our website to the extent the data collection processing and use permitted by law.

The use of certain services of our website as contact forms and requests makes it necessary to collect, process and use personal data.

In this case we feel committed to the principle of data minimization and collect only such  personal data (marked as mandatory) that are necessary for the purpose of utilization and processing of the relevant services.

Information to personal data provided in other sections is voluntary and is used by us for the purpose to be able to address you individually and in person or to increase the service for you. At the relevant place our website, we explain the purposes for which personal data is collected, processed and used. Any collection, processing and use of your personal data is limited to for those purposes and to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes.

Moreover, if a certain data collection, processing or use, such as for the subscription to a newsletter, is necessary, we will ask for your prior consent. This declaration of consent is recorded by us and can be accessed by you at any time. We recommend that you print the consent form for your records. You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time, in whole or in part with future effect. Such a revocation will be recorded by us.

5. Data transfer to third parties

Personal data gathered in the course of using our website is generally neither forwarded to third parties nor transferred in any other way. Exceptions include the transfer of personal data to government institutions and authorities and private rights holders if legally required or upon judicial or governmental decisions and  in legal or criminal proceedings upon infringement of our rights.

To the extent legally permissible or upon your prior consent, certain personal data may be forwarded to subsidiaries of DSP Crowd Electronics GmbH or to external service providers for purposes previously notified. Such external service providers we may engage to operate our website or to process certain services on our website process personal data solely on our behalf and are contractually obliged to comply with legal provisions regarding data protection and data security. These service providers shall not be deemed third parties within the meaning of data protection law.

6. Data Security

Data gathered and stored is treated strictly confidential and protected from loss, amendment and unauthorised third-party access by implementing appropriate technical and organisational precautions. Data transferred between your computer and us via our website is partially SSL encrypted.

7. Your rights

You are entitled to inquire at any time about your personal data that is being stored, its origin and recipient, as well as the purpose of the storage. For this purpose you may contact us by using any of the contact details set forth in the imprint. If you have any questions regarding data protection, or if you would like to receive further information on a specific issue, you may also contact us at any of those addresses.

You have the right at any time to amend, freeze or block your personal data that is being stored. If deletion of the data violates statutory, contractual, commercial or fiscal laws, in particular the law on retention periods, the data will be frozen instead of deleted.

If you wish to make use of your right to amend, freeze or delete data, or if you wish to revoke your consent to process and use your personal data either in whole or in part, please contact us by using any of the contact details set forth in the imprint.

If you wish to write us an email, please note that the content of unencrypted emails may possibly be read by third parties. We would therefore recommend you sending confidential information in encrypted form or via regular mail.

8. Amendment of the Privacy Policy

It might become necessary from time to time to adapt this privacy policy, in particular to further develop this website or to comply with changes of laws. Therefore, DSP Crowd Electronics GmbH reserves the right at any time to change the privacy policy with effect for the future. We therefore recommend that you read this Privacy Policy periodically.